Grace gave us a weird look for the first few bites, but was quickly grabbing the spoon and my hand trying to get it to her mouth faster than I was moving. She also did a really good job swallowing the oatmeal cereal. She wasn't 100% mess free, but I've never seen a baby so good at swallowing solid food like she did the first go around. Grace downed everything I mixed up and definitely ate way more than she was wearing. Afterwards she seemed so content and happy. Apparently she was ready for big girl food. Surprise, surprise.
Did it solve the sleeping problem? Well, Grace actually woke up about 1am and fussed on and off for a bit. But since she wasn't crying I figured I'd let her figure it out for a bit. After about 30 minutes of off and on fussing she was sound asleep and slept until I got her up in the morning. I don't know if it was a fluke or not, but you can bet we'll be eating oatmeal cereal before bed from now on.
Facial expression after the first few bites.
Trying to figure out how to swallow - it didn't take too long! Sadly I don't have any excited pictures or pictures of her grabbing at the spoon/me.