We've had a very low key day today. The weather has been cold and rainy, and we didn't even step out the door.
We played trucks...
I did a little scrapbooking.
Deac stared longingly out the window. (Jonah and I might have done a little of that too.)
Jonah "ate"... but really, he did ask for and munched on a few crackers.
Matt watched the Deacs get stomped... again.
Jonah made it a little better by looking cute...
...underexposed, out of focus, and completely adorable.
And he rounded out his day by having a Hug-a-Deac party in his PJ's.
On a less cute note, Jonah officially got put in his first time-out today. Daddy was working very hard to put new batteries in Jonah's remote control cars, and Jonah was just screaming and pushing him and being an all around stinky pants wanting them back immediately. He hasn't had many opportunities to practice sharing or patience, so he was pretty much out of control. So we did about a minute on the stairs and just removed him from the situation. I don't really think he got it, but we have to start some disciplining around here or we're going to have a little terror on our hands. So if you know us personally and your kids aren't sick, call me. Let's give this kid some opportunities to socialize. :)
We're planning on going to church in the morning. I'm excited but I also get really apprehensive about the nursery this time of year. I don't want to use that as an excuse though. I can't wait for Spring. I'll be sick with allergies, but at least I won't have to worry so much about colds and stomach flu.
Oh, I have a question. The only thing Jonah will drink willingly is water. But he doesn't know how to suck (because of his dependence on the tube, I guess) from a bottle or juice cup. When I leave the spout in, he can't get anything out of his cups. When I take the spout out, he drowns himself, and his therapist and I worry about water going down his trachea. We don't want pneumonia. We've tried straws (his therapist brought a little honey bear that you squeeze and the liquid comes up) and juice boxes, but he just leaves his mouth open and sticks out his tongue, so most of it comes back out on his shirt. Any ideas as to how to get him to drink from a straw better? He really seems uninterested in closing his lips around a spout or straw of any kind. I think I have every sippy cup ever made, and I've tried them all. I've tried sweet tea, Pediasure, chocolate milk, juice... anything I can think of that might make him WANT to drink more, but nothing. All he responds to is water, but still just wants it to pour in his mouth. Please let me know if you struggled to get your child independently drinking and have any tips. Anything too sweet (like soda or the Pediasure) makes him throw up. I'm out of ideas. :( I'm not stressing or too down about it. I've come to a peace about the eating/drinking thing, and I know it's in God's hands, but I thought it was worth an ask. Thanks for the help!
Hope you all have a restful Sunday.
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