Sunday, December 22, 2013

First Food!

On December 20, at 10 months old, Connor had his first taste of food other than formula.  We were originally going to do a veggie (and when I say originally I mean back before Connor was even born).  But, he's been through so much, we figure he's earned being able to have a fruit first so we did apples.  We had a speech therapist there to help us.  It's something we're going to continue to try to feed at least once a day and just something that is going to take work.  Our current plan is to dip his pacifier in the food since he's so used to the nipple from formula.  However, we will keep offering the spoon as well so he can get used to it.  Here are some videos!

Not doing a lot of eating in this one!

We've been giving him apples since Friday and I was SO excited in the difference I saw tonight.  He did a lot more smacking on his own and didn't seem to "need" the pacifier like he needed it before.  He does like to suck on it between bites.  His bib wasn't nearly as soaked in applesauce as it was before.  We're making progress!