Thursday, January 20, 2011

first foods

We have started solids! You will never guess what we fed Davy first. Rice cereal......nope. Bananas......nuh-uh. Pudding and lollipops? Ding ding ding, you guessed it. Now before you call child's services on me or think I am completely koo koo, It 's all a part of Brittany's(Davy's OT) master plan to get this girl eating.
It was our third session when Brit pulled out the dumdums and snack packs and I have to say it was a little unexpected. But hasn't everything with Davy been unexpected?
First up, the lollipop. This was because Davy obviously has issues with her mouth(oral aversion) and Brit wanted to awaken her senses,in a positive way and see if her mouth would do the appropriate things.

This was the first taste. Just a couple of taps on the tongue.



Now we put it on both sides of her mouth, then take it out and see if she swallows her saliva. I do believe there was a little smile on Miss Davy's face. So far so good. Now it's pudding time! Brit puts down the lollipop opens the snack pack...wait what's this?

I have NEVER seen Davy move that fast. In fact I have never seen her pick up something this small! She is definitely my daughter. Ask anyone about my love for sugar, it's a problem.

We eventually did move onto the pudding. The reason for the pudding was the texture. Thicker textures are actually easier to swallow. We just dabbed a couple of drops on her tongue and watched her go. It was all really positive. The best part about this is she wants to eat by mouth. So now she just needs to learn how to do it safely. Next up, Bananas!

28 comments:

Jill said...

Found you through CJane and have been following for a while. Your Davy is precious and oh so beautiful!
I have a seven month old (#5) and I read with admiration how you handle your unique trials with your angel girl.
Happy happy for a positive first experience! I couldn't not comment after seeing the second picture-her hint of a smile and her beautiful little hands!

kym said...

We did the same thing with my daughters OT. Once she mastered the dum dum, they told me to move on to stale licorice (Parental supervision, of course.). Once her tongue started swirling it was on to long cheesy Cheetos. I was so horrified with the bad diet that I bought the healthy version of them. But who are we kidding here? They are Cheetos! The positive side was that they were big enough for my daughter to pick up, guide to her mouth and basically have them melt in her mouth. She has a severely under-developed muscle tone, so it really was miraculous watching her stuff herself with cheesy goodness.
The funny thing was, my mom watched my daughter one day and said, "oh, by the way, I threw out all that stale licorice you had in the pantry!" Me. Head down to myself, "Oh mom."
Davy looks adorable nursin that dum dum. Good luck!

MiJon said...

Yay Miss Davy! Could she be any stinking cuter? The adorable factor in these pictures made my heart hurt!

Lana said...

Yay Davy! Congrats :)

Danna and Kirk said...

This post makes my heart happy! She is such a cutie pie! Way to go Davy!

Amanda Joy said...

This is so great. I am glad that this was such a positive experience for Davy and for you:)

Georgia said...

I love how so grabbed on to the dum dum!!!! So stinking cute! Happy to hear she is "on her way" to solid food!!! Way to go little birdie, way to go!!!!

Lauren said...

This post made me laugh out loud. She is so cute eating her lollipop! Love it! :)

Kristianna said...

Yay Davy! :)

I don't know if you're comfortable with sharing the ins and outs, but I have been wondering what your amazing surgeon did to the inside of that cute mouth. I mean, the real point of all the work, while her smile and nose are adorable (were before, too), is the function, and this post in particular made me wonder again how the roof of her mouth, etc are now.

Melinda said...

Those pictures are awesome, she is such a doll! I'm glad that it was positive, and she looks SO HAPPY sucking on that dumdum!

Carrie Mc W said...

All I can think of is YAY!

steelebjm said...

I too came here through CJane. In the midst of all the rushing to get two girls off to school, in the middle of the chaos of a house just moved in to, this step for Davy really put a bright spot in my morning!

Mark + Tiffany said...

Yay! That is so exciting! What a precious little lovie girl :)

Melany said...

haha that pic is so cute of her holding the lollipop in her mouth! what's with all kids and loving suckers so much?

Sue said...

This is awesome! Congratulations. :)

Jessica said...

Love this!! you go Davy!!!

The Lovell's said...

My favorite pic of my baby girl is her eating licorice as part of her therapy! She had big time oral adversion, but who could resist such yummy treats? Good Job, Davy!

jenn said...

ruth that is AWESOME!!! she's a natural.

Wendy said...

This made me tear up. She is just extra precious with that lollipop! So happy that bananas are in her near future.

Laura K said...

so cute!

Duh Despains said...

YAY!! Go Davy! There's nothing wrong with a little sweet tooth ;)

desert dispatches said...

I am really happy her first solids are suckers and pudding...it's a very auspicious foodie beginning!

Beth said...

I am so glad you took pictures! So cute!! And yes she is your daughter...lovin the sweets!

Megan said...

that last picture is just priceless!
so glad to see such positive progress and such a happy girl

Brynn said...

Can I just say that I LOVE Davy's hair! So stinkin cute!!! This post was so exciting!!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

What an exciting day!

I read your blog pretty regularly, but this good news just got me out of "Lurkdom" to say congrats!!!!!

Karin said...

Baby girl looks SO cute with that sucker in her mouth. Her eyes are actually twinkling I think. I understand what a HUGE milestone this is and am so excited to see it.

Beth said...

Congratulations! It's so exciting. I hope that will be my daughter soon.

You should check out this website I recently found http://childrenandbabiesnoteating.com/index.html . It has a ton of information on kids who don't eat, feeding tubes, treatment options, etc. Made me feel less alone in all this, plus a lot of good info.