My excitement last week was premature. The day after she drank 4 ounces of breastmilk from her bottle with a sippy top, she spilled an entire bottle by throwing it from her highchair in a fit of pique, presumably due to her displeasure with said sippy top. So I went back to the store and bought yet another type of cup. This one (the Nuby) has a soft sippy spout. I sent her first "bottle" in it today, and she drank it all. And then she drank another couple of ounces from the cup later in the day. I was pretty excited when I saw that on our daily report, but I'm trying not to get my hopes up. We'll see what she does tomorrow. I'm not sure there are any other types of cups that we can try if this one falls out of favor, though.
She continues to frustrate us on the eating front, too. This afternoon, she wanted me to hand over anything I was eating, but mostly she just played with it once I handed it over. She did take a couple little bites of cheese before crumbling the slice up into little pieces, though. I spend most of the time she is "eating" crawling around on the floor picking up the food she has dropped or tossed aside.
To be fair, she has two molars coming through right now, and is getting over a truly horrible cold that gives her dramatic coughing fits. I had the cold, too, and know that it was no fun. She has been in a much better mood than I have been though the cold. Tonight, she amused us through dinner by going over to the glass door that looks into our backyard and holding an animated conversation with the birds outside. Of course, the only "word" that was even close to recognizable was "buh" (for bird), but I could have sworn I heard her mimicking the sound the doves we get in our backyard make. She made her mouth into an "O" and drew air in to make a soft "oooo" sound. I wouldn't swear that she realized what she was doing, but I was still impressed. However, that might just be because I needed something to cheer me up after failing to get her to eat anything except for sweet potato puffs, freeze-dried yogurt bites, and goldfish for dinner.