Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Welcome to an Occupational therapy sesh

Seriously, no wonder she likes O.T ! She went from pudding to Cheetos. These are actually cheese puffs. They are easier to grip then the Gerber baby puffs and they dissolve faster. We started off with a little tap on the tongue, then we mashed it up and gave her some and then this.........


Oh why can't Cheese puffs be healthy!!! I am so proud of her though. She hasn't grasped onto the whole pick up and feed yourself system too well. So seeing her grab a lollipop and Cheeto makes me  down right giddy. The even better news was she didn't choke or throw up. She has not been able to do other textures aside from purees. So this is another hurdle jumped by Miss Davy.


 After her junk food fix, we worked on her cup skills. This was actually strawberry apple sauce. Were you expecting a Slurpee?  I would almost expect it at this point. It seems like every food from Ot has been bought at 7-11.


Next up...liquids via straw. She did better then I expected with this. She didn't choke and she swallowed most of it. 


Davy's GI Doctor was completely floored by how well she has been doing with eating. I think everyone was not expecting her to do this well, myself included. I now am seeing the possibility of how we may one day not need a machine to feed my little girl. And that feels pretty dang good.

28 comments:

Johanna said...

oh YAY that is just so great. Isn't progress the worlds best motivator?
Well done guys. Loving watching the journey from this corner of the world.

Kel said...

It looks like she is taking to it with gusto! Gorgeous shots.

Karyn said...

Yeah Ruth, looks like she's doing great!

Georgia said...

Wow Ruth.....that is awesome. I love that OT involved so many yummy foods for Davy to taste. So happy for her!!!!!

Reenie said...

Yea Davy!!!!

Debby said...

Good job Sweet Davy. Love how she is looking at you with those cute eyes and the "stickyup hair".

drudgemom5 said...

Excited for you and her that it is going so well. She is so super cute and I love the monthly number pictures. I started doing that with my 8 month old. Thanks for the idea!! I look forward to new posts to see how Miss Davy is doing. Thanks for sharing.

Girl1 said...

WooHoo Davy!!!

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jenn (+ will) said...

that is so awesome!!!! :)

dearlena said...

Yay Davy!

Is it just the lighting in the pictures or is her hair getting lighter? It almost looks silver!

Caitlin said...

I know how huge this is. Clearly she will be able to feed herself and it looks like it will be sooner rather than later. Don't you love when you underestimate your kid and then they blow you out of the water? It seems like anything is possible. Well, kind of.

Mark + Tiffany said...

I feel so proud of her, and I've never even met her! What a sweet little girl <3

Heather said...

Yay for Cheetos!

Melany said...

that's so great! i could go for some cheetos right now...

~Valentina~ said...

Awesone! I lvoe her hair in those pictures :)

desert dispatches said...

It's hard for healthy food to compete with the junk...my kids like vegetables and tofu, but they LOVE marshmallows and potato chips. Davy is doing amazing and looking good while she's at it!

shelley said...

Who doesn't love cheetos??? She is such a smart girl. Glad to see it is going so well. Thanks for letting us follow along

Amelia said...

I've stalked your blog for a little while...your daughter is adorable! She's about the same age as my little guy. If it makes you feel any better I think that they have organic cheetos made with all natural ingredients. And they taste just as good. I buy them at Kroger but I don't know what the kroger equivalent is out west.

Melinda said...

I think I need to go to OT so I won't feel guilty about eating all those things anyway! haha
Davy kills me, she is just so darling! I'm so glad she's doing so well! GO DAVY!

Duh Despains said...

I see a strawberry applesauce covered cheeto... YUMO! lol Consesnus at this house says that her junk food cravings are genetic... "What Hansen girl doesn't like junk food?!" I kind of have to agree on that one.

Liquids from a straw is HUGE! Go Davy - and Ruthy for being so brave and letting her venture into the world of junk a little earlier than you would ever want ;)

Brittany said...

she is just the cutest, go davy! and about my portrait of justin lyon... i'm super close with the ellsworths [another photog. couple] and i asked rog which artsy friends i can draw and who had a lot of style... and justin was his first answer... so i don't really KNOW them, but i've been following their blog forever so sometimes i feel like i do! seriously i can't get over that strawberry post, i showed my husband last night and we were cracking up, can't wait to have some kids of our own with surprises everyday!

Becki D said...

Go Davy, go!!!

The Bogren's said...

Hive 5 for Davy!!! I get all teary just thinking about her progress!

Brooke said...

As an OT student, I love to see that Davy is doing so well! It's great to see that she's trying the different textures & not pushing them away. Keep up the good work :)

Jones Family said...

I love, love, love the cheeto picture

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Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

yay for cheetos. who would of thunk it?

go Davy go!

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