Miss Darlene came today for developmental therapy and overall it was a pretty good session. Colin was excited to start his day, especially since he was wearing one of his new outfits!Since we had to say goodbye to Daddy this morning for the day, we decided to sit outside and wait for her to get to our house. We played with bubbles and were working on sounds such as "Buh Buh Buh" for bubbles and "pop! pop! pop!" as Colin watched the bubbles pop around him. At one point, Colin started babbling as though he was trying to say what I was saying.
He was nosey though...one of our neighbors was walking into his house and Colin decided to watch him instead of the bubbles. We are working on a couple of things with Miss Darlene including imitation such as singing songs, playing with the Little People Farm (making animal sounds), putting his fish in his fish bowl (a toy that plays songs when you put the fish in it), etc. He is getting pretty good at following along when singing "If You're Happy and You Know it..." and "Pat-a-Cake". Colin was very happy today and enjoyed most of the activities we were doing with him.
At the end we decided to work on self-feeding since Colin is really struggling with this. We put him in his high chair and took out the cool whip to play with. Colin immediately put his hand in it but when we tried putting his hand to his mouth (after having a taste and loving it) he started complaining. We tried giving him a taste with the spoon and then giving him the spoon, but he started really getting mad because we wouldn't feed it to him. He would open his mouth wanting the cool whip, but when we tried to make him do it he started crying his angry cry. It was funny, but not funny...
...so we called it a day since it was the end of the session anyway. We decided brainstorming on MORE foods that we could try to motivate Colin to self feed so I have quite a list to try out.
Tonight, we were hanging out with Auntie Jen (thanks for picking Colin up!) and we were eating pretzel rods. I gave Colin a pretzel rod to play with and he started sucking on it to get the salt off. It became a game that we enjoyed of him feeding himself and then trying to give me some! Baby steps!