Monday, January 15, 2007

An interesting development that I am almost scared to write in case I jinx it... Brady has not been gagging on his food. Here's the difference: I have been feeding him in the Bumbo in the living room where I know he has been a bit distracted. I put the food on his spoon, put his hand on the spoon and guide it to his mouth, so he is attempting to feed himself (someday!). He has been opening his mouth and taking the food in - not gagging or spitting it all out. He is not eating the whole jar, but about 1/3 of it with sips of milk after every two bites. I tell him "two more bites!" then "all done!" and with a big flourish, take his bib off. He is not yelling at the end or throwing his head around to avoid the food.

Like I said, if this jinxes it I will bang my head against the wall. I hope he does this well tomorrow with his Speech therapist.

I have kept him off Zantac and have noticed no changes with any reflux-type behavior. In fact, while he seems to still have some fluid hanging around inside, it has not been as bad. This has me more convinced he has had a bug or other winter-ailment that caused the fluid and his subsequent gagging while not eating. We'll see...

5 comments:

Lisa R said...

That is terrific he is eating well...I think that gagging is pretty common...Tatum only gags on rolls and other big people food she slams down a number 2 baby food, yougert or a mini cup of Apple sauce with no problems...

Brady is playing with toys...our babies are getting so big :)

Tatum was eating my hamburger bun that she hijacked from my plate...the rest was letttuce that no one got to eat

Amy K said...

It appears it is a control thing! Great, now you know, and how typical of behavior is that for ya? At his age kids are ready to start controlling their intake and eat better when they are in charge. Cool!

Nicole said...

Kerry, how great is that! Whatever works to get him eating more so be it. I don't want to jinx it either so I will stop talking about it. ;)

Where are pics of cutie-Brady??? I miss seeing those cheeks! Hurry, I need a hook-up!

Aspen said...

Oh how exciting! I will ge sending good vibes in your direction in hopes that it helps Brady's eating as well. (Now please send some in my direction!! HA!)

I have thought about trying to eat while watching his TV. Distraction maybe key!

Kati said...

Hurray!!!! I hope Brady's eating habits become better and better every day :)))))))
I miss the photos of Brady, too!!!

Love Kati