Yes, I know it’s been a long time since I updated this blog, but we’ve been so busy lately.
Ben has been doing GREAT with grasping toys and other objects. He especially loves board books and newspapers. He is a big fan of those full-color advertising fliers that come in the Sunday papers.
Lately, we’ve been doing something new at the dinner table – giving Ben his own spoon to hold with some food on it. He doesn’t seem to be too impressed with baby food these days, so in these photos he’s enjoying some of Mark’s homemade spaghetti sauce (I know, I know, not very reflux-friendly, but Ben’s Nissen fundoplication is still holding up well!)
With a little encouragement he will now bring the spoon to his mouth and lick the spoon. Tonight he had some homemade potato and mushroom soup which he also seemed to enjoy.
Getting Ben to transition to oral feeds has been a lot harder than we ever expected. I’ve found that we have to go at his pace, not ours, although we do have to be consistent and at least attempt oral feeds every day. Hopefully we’ll get there one day.