Now that Vivian's nearly six months old, we get the fun of trying lots of new foods with her. So far, we've tried rice cereal, barley, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, applesauce, bananas, pears and peaches. She seems to be a really good eater so far, and likes to try new things. The trick with Vivian is to try and feed her at just the right time. She can't be too hungry, too full or too tired. Typical Vivian.
We've also pretty much stopped nursing. She's down to only nursing in the morning, and having bottles the rest of the day. I'm really only holding on to the morning feeding for myself - I'm not quite ready to be done with it yet. She couldn't care less. Once she got the hang of a bottle, she didn't seem to miss nursing at all. That girl loves her formula! Since we started her with formula, she really has been a different baby - totally happy and a much better sleeper. I said from the start that I would nurse for as long as it made sense to us, and it's really stopped making sense. It's still a little heartbreaking though. She's just so independent - she loves sitting and holding the bottle herself.
It really is hard to believe that she's almost six months old already - we'll see what she has in store for us next!