On the eating solid foods front, Caleb seems to be catching on (finally!).
His favorite things right now are plain yogurt, apples, bananas and crackers. He also loves soups and chicken and his favorite spices seem to be curry and cumin.
For a long time he would not have anything to do with bananas but the other day at dinner he pointed to them on the counter and said "nana, mama, nana!" so I gave him one and he ate the whole thing and then asked for "mo nana" and ate a second one. Ever since he eats 2 "nanas" a day and loves them...you'd think I was giving him candy the way he reacts and gets excited about them.