It’s really amazing how much Owen can advance when he’s feeling well and these last few weeks he’s made strides all around. In the last two weeks Owen has
- mastered rolling over
- started scooting (on his back) to get where he wants
- he’s bearing weight on his legs for longer and longer times and even had a couple of seconds unassisted standing while leaning up against his leapfrog table
- he’s started to babble
- he puts his arms up when he wants to be picked up
- he’s started feeding himself with a spoon
- he started taking sips out of a sippy cup
IN TWO WEEKS! There really is too much good stuff to just focus on one thing, and I don’t want to seem like one of those moms that brags about her kids,
so I’m going to let Owen tell you about his last couple weeks.
So this next one is a video. Mom had totally given up on me and the sippy cup until we could get in with speech, but on a whim she decided to give me a little water in a cup while my g-tube feeding ran. I waited for her to leave the room and then surprised her with this skill. This video is an example of how you get away with the occasional waking up at night to get help finding your pacifier – give ’em a couple good surprises every now and then.
Okay, now this video is really going to get you. Mom’s been working with me on this feeding thing for a while, but I gotta tell you, do you know all the bad things that have happened inside my mouth. I hold a bit of grudge and so, I took a lesson from Kellen (he’s not ALL bad). Three simple words. “I do it” Yep, as soon as she figured out that I’d be the one to stick the spoon in mouth, thank you very much, I showed her that I love foods like yogurt. Yeh, yeh, it’s a little messy, but progress is messy and moms are made to clean up messes. Notice in the beginning of this video she’s trying to feed me , but I just smile a little, “oh no you don’t” smile and look away. Then she hands me the spoon and, well, see for yourself…
So, that’s just a few of the things I can do – pretty amazing, huh? This feeling good stuff and actually being able to breath without an elephant sitting on my chest is amazing.
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