Pardon my lack of another subject when my life has been consumed by this small *teething* boy. D had his four month appointment a little late last month and the doctor suggested we go ahead and try some cereal and then move onto vegetables. I went with my motherly instinct and waited until after he turned five months old to give the cereal a go. We are keeping it "soupy" before moving onto thicker oatmeal and then eventually vegetables at six months.
One thing I have come to realize is as a mom I know what is right for my son. I have heard both sides of the argument that he is A. Too small to start solids and B. Why aren't you giving him cereal yet. The fact that D can sit up, has full head control, can pull himself up when holding his hands, and is only in the ninth percentile for his weight had me decide to start at a little over five months. We have also decided on the more messy route (like how he wants to feed himself as seen above) because A. I don't want to give it to him in a bottle because it is convenient and B. I am not looking to "fill his stomach" so he sleeps better (or whatever else people say they give rice or oatmeal cereal for). I am trying to teach him the use of a spoon so when we move into the more fun stuff he will really get the hang of it.
For now he is wearing most of it and that is fine too.