I'm doing my best to figure out how to make my blog look the way I'd like it to while Leah is in the middle of teething... needless to say, it's not working out! Nevertheless, I shall continue since I'm sure no one cares what it looks like as much as I do, haha!
Since I have not e-mailed pictures since before Christmas, I should probably try to catch up here. On December 13 Leah turned 6 months old and so we offered her solid food for the first time (I had exclusively breastfed up to this point- no bottles!). We are choosing to approach this with a method called "Baby-Led Weaning." Basically, we will not be giving her pureed foods and will follow her lead as to how much and how often she eats solids. We started her on vegetables and fruits and she is now starting to branch out a little. Her major source of nutrition is still breastfeeding but she definitely enjoys experimenting with foods. So far, she has enjoyed everything we have given her: peppers (her favorite!), cucumbers, carrots, bananas, avocados, squash, grapes, blueberries, corn cereal, shrimp, chicken, hummus, falafel, and even chili (to name a few)! Here are a few pictures from that first meal.