I know she's growing, but it kind of hit me hard when she went from laying in my lap drinking a bottle to sitting up in a high-chair feeding herself! We had been talking about how she was having a hard picking up bites for herself just a few days ago. Over the weekend, I put some chicken on her tray to distract her for a moment while I ate a few bites, when all of a sudden she was stuffing her mouth full of food!
She's been eating big girl food for over a month, but self-feeded is a little different. So far, we've tried pasta, english peas, carrots, bananas, waffles and chicken fingers. On Monday night I made crockpot tacos and the meat was too spicey for her, so I tore up a tortilla and gave her a pile of chopped up tomatoes, shredded lettuce and cheese. I call it an inside-out taco and I think it might have been her favorite meal yet!
Doesn't she look pleased with herself?