Thursday, March 10, 2011

Excuse Me Waiter...There's Food In My Bowl!

Several months ago, September to be exact, Noah started seeing an occupational therapists for his sensory and feeding issues.  We are lucky that the appointments are on Mondays and Kc is able to take Bubs.  Our therapist is so enthusiastic and methodical with Mr. Man.  She knows exactly how much to push him and does a great job teaching us how to gently push him as well.  

Two weeks ago, Noah's therapist put water in a bowl and "taught" Noah how to put a spoon in the water and then touch it to his tongue.  Noah gets a turn with his own spoon and then we get a turn with our spoon.  It's great that Bubs gets some control and can feel safe with his own spoon and then we can make sure he gets the practice he needs. 

Last week, the therapist added just a bit of pureed peas to the water.  Not only is Bubs getting a touch of liquid on his tongue, but that liquid has some taste to it.  So far, we've been able to practice a few times each day and our Little Stinkpot is doing better and better.

Noah's turn to put the spoons in his mouth.
Mama's turn to put the spoon in his mouth.
 
Nobody's turn to put the spoons in his mouth.
 
We've got a long way to go, but the fact that Bubs is putting wet, pea water spoons in his mouth is just HUGE!!!!

6 comments:

  1. A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. Good job Noah, Mama, and Daddy-O! Keep up the good work! This is truly SO exciting!

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  2. Good job, Noah. It is so exciting to see him doing such a great job in so little time. I loved your feature for Children's Hospital for the central valley. Hayden stayed there for about a week soon after his birth and it always holds a special place in my heart. Anytime I have an emergency with him now that is where I go, they have such a nice caring staff. And Noah's story is so touching, I must say I cried reading it, and to see him doing so well and such a happy, great toddler is even more special. It is so great to see him grow and learn.

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  3. Seriously! Way to go dude! You have no idea what a treat you are eventually in for. Food is awesome! (You'll see )

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  4. That's awesome that Noah is "eating." By the way, it sounds funny that Noah is putting "...pea water spoons..." in his mouth. I know, I'm juvenile. :-)

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  5. ^^^^^^ Ha ha I thought the samething Andrew!!! Yeah Noah man!!! KAty Mc

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