lil man G has become quite self-sufficient these days...well, not COMPLETELY...he still needs us to fix his food and bring it to him but he's pretty much holding his bottle and drinking it himself. He does tend to get tired of holding it up and he will start whining which means, "mommy. help. now." Chad and I started giving him Graduates food such as the dried strawberries and bananas and the puffs. He has gotten the hang of putting them in his mouth. The other night at dinner we gave him Mum Mums which are vegetable crackers. So we just put them on his tray and let him have at it. HE LOVED IT!! I haven't let him try to feed himself any pureed food because I really don't like messes. So it may be a while before I start that.