Monday, January 11, 2010

eating machine

Many of you may not know this, but Curren has not been a typical eater. He did not start eating solids at the recommended 6 months of age. He H.A.T.E.D solid food. He hated pureed food. He hated it all. And I'm not exaggerating. He spit it out, he gagged, he cried, he screamed. The food often collected in the front of his mouth. And this lasted for months and months. Finally, in November, we went through the process of getting approved through the Regional Center, a local agency that offers free government-funded therapy (Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy). It's highly esteemed and has outstanding results. And Curren was approved. But, ironically enough, by mid-December, a month after being approved and finally getting in touch with a local OT, Curren started to eat solids--before even meeting with the OT!

He turned on a dime. He became excited to eat. He now sits in his chair and chows down.

I have no idea what changed. But, in his own time, Curren became an eater and lover of solid foods.

And what a CUTIE he is.


  1. He is so cute and growing way to year soon! and mags, well, she is still as cute as ever. in fact, we got a new map puzzle that talks...I decided to tell g people we knew who lived in each state...when we got to cali...he said maggie. ahhh!

    So glad you will be blogging everyday...i love reading. It make me think about other things in life.

    hope to talk on the phone soon. hugs~

  2. this is so great! and yes...he is CUTE! he better eat his food before i eat him. I talk about eating your kids a lot. please don't be frightened.