So my son started to eat Cheerios this past weekend. He's seven months old and he's eating Cheerios! I'll preface this by saying, I do have a daughter that is two years old. So why is this so shocking to me?
I have no idea.
His ability to sit up, pull himself up to stand, and eat solids has completely taken me by surprise even though I just witnessed the same things with my daughter in the past year and a half. I'm glad I'm still surprised. I'm glad it seems new, because I want to show the same excitement when he does these AMAZING things. And they are amazing, it's incredible to see him do these things and I just look to my wife and say, "How is he doing this already?"
It was a few weeks ago when he learned to pull himself up to sit on his own. The next day, the very next day, he pulled himself up to stand. Are you kidding me?
It's a fun roller coaster that continues to increase my worry level. Is he going to fall? I need to put a pillow behind him! I need to put a pillow in front of him! Thank goodness for cushy, kid floor mats. So back to the whole, I'm going to eat some solids. He's been on the soft fruits and veggies already; my wife is amazing and does all of the baby food preparation!
So far, he's eaten many different things from sweet potatoes to peas to carrots (there's a Forrest Gump quote in there somewhere) to pears and to many other things leading up to Cheerios.
Wow. I still can't believe it.