Sunday, March 24, 2013

Eating

Recently, Bubs has started eating...I mean really eating!

That's right, people, eating!

You know...the simple act of putting food into the mouth, chewing, and swallowing for nourishment.  That thing we do multiple times a day with ease and pleasure.  

Eating!

Well, now Bubs is doing it too!

If you know anything about Mr. Man, you know that he has been g-tube fed since he was six months old.  He has been working with an occupational therapist since that time in order to learn how to control his tongue, eliminate his gag reflux, and tolerate objects in his mouth.  While this road has been long and winding, I can happily report that Bubs is willingly putting {selected} food into his mouth.

It all started with frozen yogurt. 
Let me tell you, Mr. Man loves him some fro-yo.  It is smooth, creamy, and sweet! 
He has moved from frozen yogurt to yogurt to pudding.  He enjoys when I dye the vanilla pudding fun colors {green for St. Patrick's Day or purple for Silly Saturday}.
He even enjoys making his own pudding...banana is his favorite.
Bubs is also quite in love with Angry Birds and Star Wars!

Bubs' therapist is super impressed as are his parents.  The fact that Mr. Man is putting anything at all in his mouth is MONUMENTAL!  We are currently working on adding texture to his foods.  He tried apple sauce the other day and was NOT A FAN!  There were definite tears on both our parts.  One day at a time...one step at a time...this boy is going to be eating with the best of them!

6 comments:

  1. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! Thanking the heavens above!! What an incredible feat Mr. Man...enjoy! And I hear ya on the apple sauce...frozen yogurt is waaaay better!! Yummy

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  2. Maybe try baby food applesauce, it's smoother, a bit more like pudding in texture. They also have bananas, pears, carrots, sweet potato and others he might enjoy. Best wishes.

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  3. A bit late seeing this, but that's fantastic news! :D

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