Ella is now eating Gerber Puffs, little flavored pieces of cereal-like puffs that melt in the mouth. She was very unsure at first because of the new texture on her gums, but now she gets excited to see me pull out the canister of puffs. She is so cute with her two little bottom teeth trying to gum down the crunchy puff. They also give her the chance to work on her pincer grasp. She has only once successfully picked up a puff with her thumb and forefinger and then placed the puff in her mouth. She tends to get frustrated and just grabs them up in her fist, banging them together.
If you listen closely, you can hear her crunching on the puffs. You might also hear one of Daddy's favorite movies in the background, "Notting Hill."
Ella is getting better and better at crawling. From a sitting position she will get up on her left foot and right knee and then rock back and forth until she ends up on her stomach. She still drags her body when she crawls, but she is getting faster at it. Her poor knees though! I love how whenever she acquires her goal, she will take it in her hands and then roll over and hold it above her head. She actually will hold it with her feet and play with it with her hands. What talent!