After much research and debate, we decided to give Tyson rice cereal for the first time on his four month birthday. I spent the afternoon preparing for the big moment-which is equally as pathetic as it is embarrassing.
I read how to mix the cereal and washed his baby spoons for their first use. I debated between feeding him in his bumbo or his high chair-weighing the pros and cons of both. I really did. And finally, I set up the cameras (all 3 of them) so we could capture the moment.
Tyson apparently didn't spend all afternoon preparing and he clearly wasn't aware of the importance of the event. Our first attempt at feeding resulted in a messy and screaming baby, a crying and frustrated Mommy, and absolutely no pictures.
Dejected, I let Daddy take the reigns the next day. And...
Surprisingly, Tyson took the second feeding of rice cereal like a champ. He finished about half of tablespoon and seemed to enjoy every minute of it.
Not one to let Daddy take the glory punch, I decided to attempt the next feeding. And....
He liked it better than when Daddy fed him! Which is really all that matters.
The third time was a charm! Apparently rice cereal is hilarious and tasty. Or mommy is hilarious. Either way, rice cereal appears to be a success.
PS-Nope, rice cereal didn't impact his sleeping habits. Unless you think getting up at midnight and 4 AM is a step in the right direction. We do not.