Solid foods sort of snuck up on me. Breastfeeding was a challenge, but we finally got the hang of it. Then, blissful months of mommy confidence ensued. At the 4 month dr’s appointment, the subject of solid foods was brought to my attention. It’s not that I forgot it. I was just enjoying the peaceful process of feeding Holden. We started with organic brown rice cereal (Earth’s Best brand) at 5 months. He loved it, hated it, and then loved it again. We continued that for about 2 weeks. Now, onto the real food (as real as it can ben when it has the consistency of soup). I had always thought I would make my own food. So I ordered up a book that Holden’s pediatrician recommended (Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron). Beware: Only read this book with a glass of wine and realistic attitude. This book was scary! She is one intense, intimidating lady! However, she is very thorough which I can appreciate and passionate about baby’s nutritional needs. I was very overwhelmed about the whole process. The Mr. and I discussed and went back and forth about what we would do. We decided that moi would make the food on a trial basis (see how it goes especially once I am back to work). The homemade food would be for home or when baby boy is with us. We are going to purchase organic baby food jars to send with H to the sitter. He will just be having lunch with her. Currently, he is eating breakfast and dinner only. The process has been pretty simple. I especially love the avocado and banana since no cooking is involved. I’ve also made sweet potato and peaches (which have to be cooked for baby’s less-than-6-month tummy). The Internet also proves to be a good resource for this project. We’ll see how it goes once I’m back in full swing in the classroom. I have to say that I’ve tasted it all, and it’s pretty dang good!