About a month ago, I gave Grace her first sippy cup. It went surprisingly well. She ripped it right out of my hands and went to town gnawing on the spout and slurping down the water. Cliche I know, but it looked like she had been drinking out of a cup her entire life...all 6.5 months of it!
Just a few days ago, I caught her on video drinking out of her cup. The facial expressions are priceless...to a mother...of a daughter...named Grace.
With the introduction of the cup, came the end of breast feeding. Now before you go lecturing me on how babies should breastfeed for at least a year...and that mothers who do anything less are committing crimes against humanity...save it! It wasn't me that called it quits. Grace let me know that she was D-O-N-E and you know what, since we stopped, she seems happier. (Probably because she is no longer starving!) In fact, a few days after nursing was caput, guess who slept through the night? Yep! A tummy laden with formula, rice cereal and solid food did the trick! She has been consistently sleeping through the night for a little over a week...well, except for two nights ago. That was a rough night. Two steps forward, one step back, right?