This week has been a busy one around here - not a lot of events or gatherings, but three fairly momentous occasions have happened in just the last two days. Yesterday William started rice cereal. He obviously does not like the taste, as he begs, in his own way, for the spoon, but screws up his face after he gets the cereal in his mouth. (any suggestions on how to make/find a one-grain cereal that doesn't taste icky?) We're starting with just about a teaspoon at a time in the evening, and we'll move up the measurements as William seems ready.
Today was occasion for two "milestones" - William can sit unsupported for more than 6 seconds at a time!! I'm still not comfortable enough to let him go on his own, so I sit behind him, my legs acting as the "cushion" for when he tips over...but I am very excited about this development.
Today's second event was significantly messier - as I was changing his diaper, he peed...don't get me wrong - he's done that before, but today he peed on his FACE!! I had read about this happening, but never really expected to see a wayward stream hit William in the face.
Before William was born, I expected to be marking milestones like "first word", "first steps", and "first tooth"... I never imagined "first time peed in his face" or "first taste of lumpy white goop". Ah the sophistication of motherhood. ♥