During our appointment we were given the go ahead to let Paise try little bits of "real" food. We have wasted no time. A couple of weeks ago she tried chopped up bananas and LOVED them! We couldn't give them to her fast enough, that's my little monkey for ya. She's at that stage where she wants whatever we have. This has been fun and challenging all at the same time. Fixing meals that are palatable for a 7 month old is not as easy as one may think. Also, we've been giving her these little cereal puffs that dissolve quickly and come in all sorts of flavors (sweet potato is her fave). These have been great for her hand eye coordination. She has finally learning how to feed herself these puffs and slowly but surely we are mastering the sippy cup! YEAH! Such a big girl!
I am still working on trying to get her socialized. We've started going to Little Gym once a week so that she can play and be around other kids her age. The first class went over like a lead balloon. To say she hated it, would be an understatement. You would have thought we were torturing her by the way she was fussing and crying the entire class. After much consideration, I decided to take her back with the hopes that maybe the first class was just a tad bit overwhelming and she might have been overstimulated. I am so glad I did, because she absolutely LOVES it! She enjoys watching the other babies play and she really gets in to the music. And don't get me started on the bouncing, that child could bounce for hours! (and hours, and hours...) Plus, I really think the class has helped her become more self confident. Before she was hesitant to try new things, now she dives in head first! It has been so much fun watching her grow and develop her own little quirky personality. She never ceases to amaze me!!!