Wednesday, October 22, 2008

We LOVE sippy cups!

Yes, you read the title right. They LOVE their sippy cups! I have been hesitant to let them "play" w/ them b/c I just thought they were too young. TOO YOUNG...HAHA! Once again mommy is wrong.

This all started w/ the fact that my online community of mommies has been talking about sippy cups & how they were introducing it to their babies. I was like, "HUH? My kids don't even hold their bottles!" Ok, that is a lie. Seriously, Ian is holding the bottle when he gets one. I even used a small preemie Dr. Brown bottle that we kept b/c I couldn't let them go...they are sooooo cute...& he held it all on his own. The small bottle is easier for him to hold although he also holds the big 8oz bottle too, just when it gets to about 2-3oz of milk left. It is still too heavy if it is full.

Anyway, back to the point. I thought for sure that sippy cups wouldn't be successful b/c they didn't hold their bottles BUT I decided to give it a go anyway. I took out their brand new sippy cups, put them in the dishwasher & then the next day, after breakfast, I decided to give them their sippy cups filled w/ some water. Look at my trio!

Gabi isn't interested at all. She doesn't even show any interest in holding her bottle like Sofi does. She is VERY CONTENT w/ someone holding the bottle or sippy cup for her.

Sofi figured out very quickly how to get water out of the cup & LOVES IT! She is such a big girl!

Ian also really enjoys using the sippy cup. He also likes to play w/ it. Of the 3, he is the best at guiding it in his mouth. Such a cutie!

I guess this is the beginning...they are starting to get more independent. I have to say I'm not grooving on this much. I can't believe I am already having to "let go". ARG! No one told me that motherhood would be this hard emotionally!

Oh, we also miss Daddy very much so Daddy if you are reading this...HURRY HOME!!!!!


Kris said...

they get big quick don't they? They look like such big kids with those sippies!

Jessica said...

OMG...they have grown SOOOO fast! They are too cute!

Megan Jannise said...

How Cute! I love Ian's jeans- he looks like a little man!

Little Mrs Sunshine said...

it does happen fast! Well, sometimes LOL. My Emma still LOVES her bottle, though she will drink from a sippy or open cup as well. Joey started using a sippy at 5 months old, and it wasn't until he was 3 years old I could somewhat get him to drink from an open cup (though he is developmentally delayed so I can't really compare) and Lincoln... well I told myself I would never give him a bottle or a sippy, so I guess he caught on to that idea because now he is a thumb sucker! Oy... but he will drink from an open cup as well, he just needs my help of course! It is hard them growing up so quickly. it all happens in what seems like a blink of an eye.