We tried our first solids with DD today - she just turned 6 months.
It was very humorous, but otherwise not terribly productive. We tried some pieces of avocado, and she couldn't get a grip on them well enough to get them to her mouth. I gave up and tried to feed her one, but she didn't want to open her mouth for me, she wanted to do it herself. I don't remember DS having this problem. Avocado was his second food, and he gobbled it right up. Oh well, we'll try again next week maybe. Funny - she's been so intent on stealing food from our plates, I thought she'd jump right into it.