Can someone please explain to me how I can try every sippy cup, straw, and other beverage dispensing device on the market; I beg, plead, coax, bribe, cheer, high-five and model during meal time; I research like crazy, seek the help of professionals, and the advice of experienced parents only to have this child still utilizing her feeding tube three times a day because she refuses to drink? And yet earlier this week I left an empty baby bottle unattended in the playroom and walk in to find this...
Josie's occupational therapist works on her feeding skills once a week. Every few months we check in at the local pediatric therapy clinic and showcase her feeding skills which is exactly what we did yesterday morning. Just like last time, Josie decided meals were best consumed barefoot and she promptly discarded the adorable boots she was wearing.
Josie mostly just chewed on the nipple. I even tried cradling her and feeding her like I feed Merryn. That lasted about 5 seconds.
These feeding therapists and their crazy ideas! But we roll with it in our continuous efforts to get that Mic-Key button removed once and for all. She'll get there eventually!
On another note, I find it critical to point out that my girls sported coordinating outfits and looked ridiculously cute (in my humble opinion)...
Until she's conquered "nice hands," Josie will be photographed in the foreground of the picture, where the temptation to show me where Merryn's "eye!" is by gouging it with her finger is significantly lessened.
THIS looks cute initially, but it has bad idea written all over it:
P.S. I do put footwear on my kiddos but Josie promptly removes it - for both of them. She thinks she's doing Merryn a favor by yanking off her socks.
I'm rambling now. The End!