V-8 (low sodium, mixed with cereal)
We've also been working on more finger foods. The girls have continued with Cheerios, and we've added in peas, carrots (cooked and cut into small pieces), and chopped up peaches and kiwi. V is really getting the hang of feeding herself. She especially likes the edamame and Cheerios. C isn't much into feeding herself, but she does well with the larger pieces of food, if we put it into her mouth for her.
For supper tonight, we tried a couple new foods. C and V added asparagus and lentils to their repretoire. V loved both and enjoyed feeding herself the little rounds of asparagus. C was not into the asparagus at all. She was better with the lentils, but she quickly became bothered by them. I think it was the texture. Tomorrow I'll mash them up a little for her and try again.
With the two new foods, the girls ate the following this weekend:
homemade wheat bread
vanilla soy yogurt
We're also trying to work toward drinking from a cup. The girls' pediatrician wants them to move off their bottles by their first birthday. Until this weekend, there has been little success. We have Nuk brand two-handled cups for them (http://www.nuk-usa.com/products/c-10$p-115/trendline-dotslearner-cup.aspx). Veronica is finally getting the hang of them. Today we were able to replace two of her bottles with the cups. Clarissa hates the spout on these cups, so we're on the look-out for a new kind of cup for her. However, she is finally starting to hold her own bottle. She does best is she can recline, so we hold her on our lap, while she holds her own bottle.
C holding her own bottle.