overthinking. reading all the parenting books and even forums can have that effect.
I'd be upset, but probably just say we weren't giving solids yet per baby's doctor and make darn sure that wasn't possible again (sling?).
it's not the ideal first food, for sure, but it's too late to do anything about it so don't beat yourself up.
as far as food goes, how about just doing soft foods he can pick up and eat on his own? a lot of babies really do well that way (it's...