Waves, Sippy, and Potty

Filed under: baby's progress,Sierra,video — by Lauren on May 20th, 2009 @ 9:16 pm

Sierra has started waving!  At first I thought she was trying to sign “milk” (and it’s possible that she’s doing that as well), but she is definitely waving.  She waves whenever she sees someone new or if she hasn’t seen a person she knows in a little while (like when I came home with Anya from her dance class today).  She also waves at inanimate objects sometimes if they catch her eye, but people are her favorite.  I had her at the supermarket with me yesterday, and anyone who paid her the least bit of attention got a big smile and wave.  Here’s a very short video of her waving at the plumber today:

Also, Sierra got to try out a sippy cup for the first time today. I was actually quite surprised that she willingly opened her mouth and started sucking on it right away – I didn’t expect her to figure it out on the first try. Swallowing, however, was another story. Good thing it was only water in there! I think about 75% of what she got out of the cup ended up on her shirt. She looked so surprised after that first mouthful. It seemed like she liked it, though – she kept reaching for it and whining if I didn’t help her get it back up to her mouth fast enough, and after several tries she got a little better at swallowing the water. Hopefully she’ll do as well with her first solids in a few weeks.

Last, Sierra went on the potty for the first time tonight! I’ve decided to potty train really early this time. Kidding, of course. I was about to put her in the bath when it occurred to me that her diaper had been very cold and she was probably about to pee. Since Anya’s Elmo potty seat was sitting on the toilet right next to me, I plopped Sierra down on it, and a few seconds later she went. Hooray for good timing, or I might have ended up with a really wet shirt!

One Response to “Waves, Sippy, and Potty”

  1. Erica Says:

    So cute about getting her on the potty!! Have you heard of Elimination Communication? I don’t have the time, patience or attention span to do it, but I’ve heard good things!!

    Nathaniel is an old pro at the sippy. He’ll take a few sips but wants the good stuff only LOL