Two weeks ago I began feeding Nolan rice cereal for the first time. He did not care for the cereal at all, so Eric and I decided to have a little taste to see why he kept turning his head away from it all the time. It was awful. Absolutely terrible. It tasted like cardboard, no joke. So, after about 8 tries, he finally ate it with a thicker consistency & with Mommy's milk only.
On Thursday I gave him his first vegetable - Sweet Potatoes. He could not eat it fast enough! As soon as I fed him one bite, he was crying for more. He ate the whole serving size and still cried for more. After a big belly ache, I quickly learned to only feed him half that amount until his little body adapts to real food.
He's still a pretty aggressive eater, but thank the Lord, I finally moved him to a 4 hour schedule. He's still waking up for a 3am feeding and still has yet to sleep though the night. Tonight will be the first night we are going to let him cry it out...no matter how hard it's going to be. His little body has grown accustomed to waking up at the same time every night and it has really exhausted me. I can't remember the last time I slept through the night...it's been a VERY LONG TIME :)