While all our big life changes are going on around us, Little Sister is doing all sorts of momentous things of her own. Over the last few days she's cut two, count them, two new teeth! Given that these are her first ones, it really was not a huge amount of fuss that she made. This is in keeping with her generally calm demeanor, so I shouldn't be surprised. Still I am grateful. I think Older Sister cried for weeks before her first tooth came through.
Speaking of teeth, L.S. is also making huge strides on the food front. She was never a great fan of purees, and I did wonder if I might have a picky eater on my hands. It turns out that all she wanted was to be able to feed herself! We still struggle through a spoon feeding (which I do to ensure that she gets enough iron-fortified cereal) but when it's time to get out the tiny pieces of sweet potato, she gets very enthusiastic. Her pincer grip is tops, and she quickly shovels tiny bites of carrot, peeled blueberry, peas, and cereal puffs into her mouth. If her tray should become empty before the meal is over, she yells for more. I guess the second child has to learn to speak for herself or she might never get fed.