On the eve of the celebration of James' 5th month we opened up the rice cereal. He has had some intestinal issues, and has been spitting up more than usual, so we reached a consensus - it was time to introduce cereal and cut back on the bottles.
The rice cereal was introduced without much fanfare. It was after dinner, during one of the most chaotic hours in our house, so there were plenty of distractions. I wouldn't say that James particularly enjoyed his first experience with food, but it wasn't a total bust either. Despite basically being force-fed by La Luz and feeling sleepy and full already after an evening bottle, James humored us and gagged down a few bites.
La Luz steps in to help:
Saving some for later:
It feels weird to post this story and know that Pop won't read it. He always got a kick out of the very mundane goings on in our house and I appreciated that so much. He had a way of making me feel like everything we do is extra-special, at least to him. I am going to miss that feeling.