You know how your kids just seem to stay the same and not learn anything new for several weeks, and then they learn like five new tricks in two days? We've had that kind of weekend. In the last three days, Jonah has waved bye-bye (although it was only one time... but was most certainly a bye-bye wave... I have witnesses), learned to give kisses, learned to high five, and lastly...
... has developed a strong preference for the color purple... as you can clearly see.
(And no, we don't usually sit around torturing our child for kicks and giggles and good video material... but sometimes we do.)
Kids are SO crazy. I just can't believe how he's changing and growing and learning so many new things. I mean, I know he's delayed (obviously), but I'm just so proud of the huge strides he's made in this last week or so.
On that same note, he ate his ENTIRE breakfast, lunch, and dinner BY MOUTH, and we only had to use the g-tube for his water and meds. (You can pick your mouth up off the floor now.) I know it probably won't last but HOLYCOW HOTDANG WOOHOO my child ate over 1,000 calories of SOLIDS today.
He's also pulling up to his knees and playing that way regularly these days. And today he was crawling around (mostly chasing after the purple ball) more than ever. He was so active compared to even a week ago. It's like he's just had this burst of energy and learning. Maybe that's what eating will do for you!
And on a two-steps-forward-one-step-back-that's-Jonah-for-you kind of note, although he now opens his mouth for food, he's started lifting his tongue up and getting confused about how the mechanics of eating go. Before, he knew how to open and swallow, but the psychological aversion was our problem. Now it seems that we've made some strides in that department (I'm not so naive to think this will for sure last), he's forgotten the physical skill of opening his mouth and taking the spoon. So, needless to say, that's frustrating and food goes everywhere, and feedings still take about ten times longer than they should, but we'll take what we can get! It's still a huge victory overall.
I'll blog about our weekend later on in the week. Jonah had a play date on Friday with some cutie twin girls (La-dies Man, I tell ya) AND got to go to the Children's Museum on Friday night. Fun times. Hope yours was as great as ours. Cute photos to come (tomorrow hopefully?).