I can hardly believe that Ian is old enough for solid food; the last 5 months have really flown by. His pediatrician recommended we wait until he was 5 months old and start him on orange vegetables, instead of rice cereal (he explained that our beautiful, chubby boy probably doesn't need any extra carbs). Ian will be 5 months old on the 21st, and he has been eying my plate at every meal for the last few weeks, so I figured that he was ready to try some real food (real food is actually pureed, watery baby food, but at least he gets to taste something new). Today I put a bib on him for the first time (of course it had to be a Texas Tech bib), warmed up a few spoonfuls of sweet potato, and fully expected to be wearing the majority of it after this feeding exercise. Surprisingly, Ian didn't make a face with the first bite and opened his mouth for the second bite. It was so much fun to watch him smack his lips and make funny faces. Of course he wanted to hold the spoon, but Mommy had to intervene when he tried to stick the whole thing in his mouth. He didn't spit much out, but was able to get his hands in his mouth and spread some sweet potato on his face and bib. I was amazed at how well he did, and he managed to eat almost the entire amount that I had prepared. It looks like he is going to take after his Mommy who enjoys eating so very much! That first bite sure was tasty.