Contrary to how this picture makes it look, Lydia is actually doing very well with eating solid foods. She just looked so cute in her little monkey outfit, we couldn't resist taking a picture of our messy monkey, even if we had to encourage some of the mess! Lydia is now eating sweet potato, summer squash, butternut squash and carrots. She is ready for a new yellow or orange vegetable this week, but I can't think of too many others to try. I have a freezer full of orange mashed vegetables, so I think we will just stick with more of the same for the time being. We go back to the GI doctor in a week and hopefully we get his permission to add other colors and kinds of food and to move off of the most expensive formula known to man and onto the second or third most expensive. Mostly, we should be able to start feeding her a little more like a normal 7 month old. Its hard to believe she is that old already. I suppose a picture with the doll will be coming soon.