There, how's THAT for a subject line?
Today I sat DD in her brand new high chair and gave her some random steamed veggies and a little chicken to play with. I intended to cut the veggies into little pieces, but they were very mushy so I mushed them with a fork and let her play with the food that way.
She got food to her mouth and ate it. (Oh and a side note... you know how when you eat something bitter, you kind of do a little "shudder?" DD was doing that over and over, but then kept grabbing more food anyway. ) And she gagged several times. I need to go find those threads on choking vs gagging and read them.
After about 10 minutes or so, I randomly thought that she might be thirsty, and I held a sippy cup up to her mouth (this is also a brand new thing to her). She chewed open-mouthed on it for a bit, then closed her mouth around it. I didn't know if she got any water, so I unscrewed the lid and was going to give her some water straight from the cup. I'd done this before, for teeny sips, without any problem... but this time I think I was a little overzealous w/ the cup and got WAY too much in her mouth and she started having a choking cough. At the end of her choking session, all the food she'd eaten came back up. But the good news is that wow, she managed to eat a LOT more than I thought she did.
But anyway, now for my question. When will she need water? How can I tell if she's thirsty? I had just BFed her half an hour or so before the solids. Eventually she'll need to drink from a container that's not attached to me, how can I help her learn how to do that? (I don't want to introduce a bottle this late in the game. :P)
Thanks for being patient with me and all my questions.