I guess I just don't see it as a challenge to my authority. He is getting stronger opinions and is starting to get upset if we take things away, but that seems reasonable to me and I don't feel at all challenged.
He is a lot fussier these last few days since he started being able to move around more. He's interested in things now that he can more fully interact. It's really cool :) He's playing with the level that raises and lowers Dusty's office chair right now.
Charlie loves drinking out of cups! He doesn't know about bottles, really. He used one for two days because he'd lost so much weight when he was 5 days old - just to be able to quantify his intake. The other day I tried pumping and got about a quarter oz, so I popped a nipple on it and gave it to him and he had no clue what to do with it. He just chewed it. Drank the milk, but was confused. Sippy lid things seem to make him chock more because he sucks differently. Drinking from cups seems about right.
We haven't tried to give him pills or anything, so I don't know how that'd go. I do give him intraoral massage every day now, though, as per the chiropractor's instructions. So that's me shoving two thumbs in and pressing. He likes it, actually. I thought that was weird because I never like it when I get it, but I did it to my mom, too, and she says it feels great.