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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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Annie 83/365

Poor, tired Papa.
Lucy 83/365

Today's thanks is HUGE!!! Annie put some food in her mouth on her own today!!!!!!!!!!!! Our OT has encouraged us to let her play with food while we try and get her to understand that food is not scary. So, she told us to let her hold, squish, etc. whatever we are eating so she sees us eating it and realizes that it is not something that should cause great amounts of anxiety to her. So I have been doing this. Annie and I were eating lunch with some friends today and I was letting Annie hold a chip. She has NEVER even considered putting any sort of food item in her mouth, so a chip is perfectly safe for her and something she kind of likes because she can crunch it on the table and smash it in her hand. However, today she was holding the chip and she licked it!!! I think she realized that she liked the salt and she continued to taste the chip. No bites or anything, just touching it to her lips and licking. I was so shocked and trying to stay calm but really praising her. I didn't want to scare her! Then, my friend Kate gave her a bread stick to hold and she sat and chewed on that bread stick for about 5 minutes. I just couldn't believe it. COULDN'T believe it!!!!!!! I am so proud of her and this is such a huge deal. Huge, huge deal. Remember, before today, she has never put any sort of food in her mouth that did not come out of a bottle. We have worked on spoon feeding her, but it is very difficult and we are mostly just trying to get her used to a spoon. If we tried to touch any sort of food to her mouth, she would avoid it at any cost.

Annie and I are visiting some of our very best friends today. Lucy is with Lee Lee and trust me, she is more than pleased about that. Annie has been so cute and really happy to meet everyone. I am also thankful for all of the precious babies that my friends have. They are all so cute and it has been so much fun to see them all. Annie and Lucy have lots of friends!

I had to snap a few pics of Lucy this morning before Annie and I left and they are not good at all. She was not interested in having her picture taken.

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28 comments:

ginger said...

Kelly, whoo hoo, i got all excited when I saw that picture of Annie with the chip/breadstick in her mouth. I knew that was huge. What great progress. Way to go Annie.

Denise said...

Yeah, Annie! What a happy, happy day for your family and a great accomplishment for Annie!

Kelli said...

WAY TO GO ANNIE! That is terrific news and I love the picture to document to moment!

a Tonggu Momma said...

The Tongginator was also tremendously orally defensive, so I know how HUGE this is! Way to go, Annie!!!!!!

Emily said...

yeah annie girl!
amazing news!

Stacie said...

YAY Annie!!!!! I can sense your RELIEF (and joy) in your post! That's awesome!

Taylor said...

Way to go Annie, what a big girl you are!

Anonymous said...

YEAAA ANNIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

we love you!!!!!!!!!!

love, anna, louis and mandy

Mom2J&I said...

Yeaaaaaa! I think I gasped when I saw her with that breadstick IN HER MOUTH! Awesome news.

Christina said...

Wow, that is just awesome! What a big, exciting day for you and miss Annie!

Melinda said...

Just stopping by to say your photos are amazing...a true inspiration for a beginner like me! Thanks for sharing!

Melinda

KrisJ said...

Oh my GOODNESS! How exciting! More exciting than the almost poop in the potty we had today!! YEAH ANNIE!!! I cant even imagine your joy!

Terynn said...

I am a speech/language pathologist who serves 0-5 year old children. I work closely with an OT doing all the things you and Annie have been doing.

You are right; this is a BOG DEAL!!! A day to remember. A day to celebrate.

Nice job, Mom! Great job Annie!!

Chandra said...

YAY for Annie! That's awesome news, I was so excited when I saw the first photo! Here's to many more like it.

Jodi said...

Good job sweet girl! I was thrilled to see that first picture of Annie! What a great milestone.

Katherine, aka katedrew94 said...

WTG Annie! The progress continues!

Norah said...

Go Annie!!!!

MotherMotherOcean said...

That is great news. It is a step, right?

Nicki said...

WOOHOO! Go annie! just wait until you try ice cream, girl!!!!!!!!!

Carolyn said...

Way to go Annie!

Ronja said...

Congratulations Annie!
And to you, too, Kelly, you seem to do everything right, and let her have her own time on that matter!!

Angela A. said...

Three Cheers for Annie!
Hip Hip Hooray!
Keep up the good work,
Angela

Jen said...

I am thrilled to hear it! That's what our OT had us do and it really worked. So happy for ANNIE and hope it takes lots of stress off of Mama :)

MKH said...

That is SOOOOO exciting about Annie! I can't believe how excited I was to read this! that is just wonderful news! Those pics are very good and Annie really is such a pretty girl.

life with the wisners said...

It's so funny. When I looked at that first picture, I thought, "hmmm...that's weird. That looks like Annie has something in her mouth. No, couldn't be."

Ok and behold. Home girl's first taste of something by herself was a CHIP of all things. That's my girl. :)

Love the pictures of her in that chair. Beautiful.

life with the wisners said...

LO and behold. Silly auto correct.

stacey said...

i smiled before i ever read a word! breadstick + in mouth = excitement!

Mom said...

Glad you had such a good time with your buds. Of course, Lucy Goose and I had a good time of our own! YEA for Annie! Keep up the good work. Love and kisses, Lee Lee