Today Elisabeth has her "first food": some Rice Cereal. The boys were really, really excited about it. They all stopped what they were doing and gathered around for the first tasting. It was a great photo op. I wish I could remember everything that was said. I know that Jonathan made mention of the fact that she will have her first "real poop" now. (Only a boy would think of that, I think!) Elisabeth ate the cereal really well. The boys were really excited that she liked it ("She liked it!! She didn't spit it out!!") After she ate, Thomas really wanted to taste the baby food ("I want some! I want some!") So, I told him to get in his seat and he could try it. I knew he wouldn't like it so I said something to Seth like, "Oh, this should be fun" and then I got the camera ready. What I forgot was that Thomas has a strong gag reflex. He didn't like the cereal at all. We got some pictures that make us laugh (to the point of tears). Thankfully, he didn't throw up-- but he came pretty close. He said several times later in the day that he doesn't like Elisabeth's baby food ("It makes me cough.")
Here are the sweet pictures of Elisabeth's First Feeding.
These next pictures are of Thomas's experience with the baby food. It probably doesn't need commentary but I have to add a few comments.
Picture 1: Thomas is eager and excited about getting to taste the baby food.
Picture 2: Daddy is still holding the spoon out in case Thomas wants more. He doesn't. He is gagging.
Picture 3: We have asked Thomas if he is okay. He looks at me and smiles for the camera.
Picture 4: Two seconds after smiling for the camera, Thomas's hand goes up to his chest and he gags hard. This is the end of the picture taking.
He was probably about one more gag away from puking. I cannot tell you how happy I am that he didn't puke. Seth complimented me on my superb mothering tonight. Only a truly wonderful mom would document her child gagging (Hmph, not sure what to make of that... but they sure are some hilarious photos!)