We started feeding Avery one tablespoon of rice cereal (BY SPOON) around dinner time a little over a week ago. Our biggest reason for doing so was to help her sleep through the night. While we realize that sleeping through the night is a developmental thing and is different for all babies, it seems as though Avery needs more food than we can physically get in her belly during the day (every time we try to increase her ounces we see an increase in the amount and frequency of spit up)
At first, Avery was a little skeptical because she didn't know what the hell to do with the spoon and I think the consistency freaked her out. Fortunately, Meg has years of experience feeding babies and knew just what to do.
This is a video of Avery's first time trying cereal...
A little over a week later and she's totally into it. (she was slightly distracted in this video because of the camera!)
Since incorporating cereal into our daily repertoire, Avery has been doing longer stretches at night, but still has yet to sleep through. We're okay with one night feed though provided that we're moving in the right direction.
Other Avery updates:
1. Avery's tooth has yet to break through. We're still dealing with a bump.
2. We recently moved to Level 2 nipples. Avery has handled the change well!
3. We switched pediatricians. Avery has her 4 month checkup in September.
4. Avery sat up in a high chair at a restaurant without support (it was unexpected so we had to use a receiving blanket in place of our super cute chair cover)
5. Her laugh is contagious!