I just wanted to share this picture because it is the goofiest cheesy smile I've ever seen!
This was her first night eating whole wheat cous cous instead of mushy brown rice or oatmeal. She liked that she could pick it up (and flip the plate all over her lap) Plus it's super quick to make so it's easy to add to a meal. She's doing really well with chewing her food, and with dipping the spoon into her food and getting it into her mouth repeatedly...until she gets tired of that and starts using her hands, and eventually just picking up the plate or bowl and licking it off.
Pretty soon we'll start giving her little pieces of pasta and whole pieces of rice. She's on her way to solid food!