SPORTING SOME NEW SKILLS!
Calvin started feeding himself sometime around May. Horrible I did not record that, but it was just so subtle. He learned with Veggie Straws (I highly recommend them for grasping and holding - not to mention they win with melt-in-your-mouth flavor and not-too-unhealthy snacking). That is usually how his milestones are; something like "easy does it" or "slow and steady wins the race". I wonder if and how he will ever get there and then a morning like this one makes a headline!
Looking back I am reminded of the evening I left the perinatologists office with a fresh needle mark in my abdomen. I rocked in our chair in the nursery and was devastated thinking I would have a slow-to-develop child.
I could not be more proud and excited for what has transpired in merely a week or two: Calvin feeding himself in a way 1) it does not require one item on his tray at a time 2) the floor is clean below-he's hitting his target-and he's not throwing it all 3) he asks for more-in his own way of pointing and 'talking' 4) there or pieces going in vs mashed. His independence is mounting!