As I mentioned yesterday, all of Colin's foods need to be pureed as we reteach the correct motor pattern of his tongue movement (the front and back movement) which I spent a LOT of time this evening doing. They also want us to introduce the foods separately again so he learns the taste of foods as they are alone and not mixed together as we have been doing so that he gets the nutrients. Colin has learned that he does NOT like us applying upward pressure on his chin after EVERY single bite and is now turning his head when he sees me coming with the spoon. I tried doing a singing count type thing which lasted all of 3 spoonfuls and then he was back to ignoring me again. On top of that, introducing new tastes? We need to be wearing a shield to protect us from the forceful spitting that is coming out of Colin's mouth. Pureed carrots? Nope. Pureed chicken? Noooooo. Pureed pastina? Only tolerable thing we offered tonight and he only ate half because he was sick. and. tired. of me directing his chin after every bite.
I know this is just day #1, but words can not describe how overwhelming this is. On one hand, we worry about the weight issues that some of the doctors have been addressing lately. On the other hand, we can't forgo the new technique because then we will set ourselves back even further. Just as we are learning this new life with two kids, we are learning this new life with new feeding techniques. I realized tonight that the pureeing part is easy, but getting your child to EAT the pureed foods is another story!
One foot. in front of. the other. We need to get back to THIS happy little boy at mealtimes...