Now that I have two no-longer-Babies on my hands, we’re introducing all kinds of new skills. For one, we’re in the midst of transitioning from formula and bottles to milk and sippy cups. I wrote about it today on HDYDI, so please feel free to leave any suggestions. We’re down to half-milk, half-formula in their bottles, and I hope to be totally done with formula by the end of the weekend. Hooray! No more buying the giant cans of Enfamil, six-at-a-time! The trick seems to be getting them to recognize their sippy cups (which they otherwise have no trouble with) as a legitimate source of hunger-thirst satisfaction.
The other thing I did was grab some new utensils. It’s a big shift, to go from “no, please don’t grab that spoon and smear pureed sweet potato all over your head” to “here, try this!” But we got the Gerber Fun Grips fork & spoon at Target the other day. And last night, I decided to give it a shot. I speared a piece of meatball, and handed it to Rebecca. Would you know she maneuvered it perfectly into her mouth in under 10 seconds? I guess I didn’t give them enough credit! They got it right away, and Rebecca even attempted to feed herself some yogurt on the spoon (messy, but generally successful). I managed to snap some pictures at breakfast this morning.