One day a few weeks ago, Brian made spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. Meagan seemed interested in what we were eating. To this point, she hadn't shown much interest in baby food so I thought "why not?" I took a little piece of the meatball and put my hands to her lips. Normally, we have to fight to get any food into her at all. But, to my surprise, she opened her mouth and took it from my hand. When she was finished with that piece after a few minutes, she looked at me as if to say "Hey mom, where's my next piece?" I put my hand near her mouth again with another piece of food, and she opened again. It is like something has suddenly 'clicked' or 'woken up' with Meagan's eating. I have been working with her since April with no progress. We started feeding therapy last month with no progress. I am so happy that at 13 months old, Meagan has finally decided to try.
Since that night, it's been nothing short of a complete 180 degree turn with her eating. More importantly, in my opinion, is her interest in food. She seems to want to try anything we eat. Since that spaghetti and meatball dinner, she has had little bits of everything we eat for our meals. I figured, why wait now? She is interested in food, so why not just dive in? We are even venturing into puffs and yogurt bites that melt very easily. She seems to be doing well with them so far. It takes her (literally) about 2-3 minutes to finish one, but one is better than none!