Tonight we tried peas for the first time. She is really into grabbing at everything right now, so she kept trying to get the spoon. After about five minutes of trying to put peas into a slammed-shut mouth, I suggested letting her hold the spoon. So Tim would get a little bit on the end of the spoon and then let her grab a hold of it. He would keep ahold of the end of the spoon, but let her guide it into her mouth. We were both shocked when she opened up and just put the spoon right in. She still made a few faces, but she ate much more than she's ever eaten before.
I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it a million more times before Laurel is grown, but parenting demands improvisation. Before she was born, I thought I could learn everything I needed to know about parenting from books. Believe me, parenting is the ultimate on-the-job-training.
While Laurel's not too crazy about eating solids, she LOVES bathtime. Tim and I usually switch off giving her a bath (she usually takes 3 a week). She loves to splash and squirm. Lately, she's been standing up and holding onto the side (usually so she can talk to one of our cats.)
And daddy styled her hair a la Bozo.