Warning: Bragging mom post here. If you are a fan of Carrie with Children on Facebook, you’d already know the big news! (hint, hint…). We’ve been putting food on Molly’s high chair tray for awhile now after she’s done eating – in hopes that she’d be interested in trying to feed herself.
Along with her speech and occupational therapists, we’ve been working extra hard for months to teach her hand to mouth feeding skills. And this past weekend, our hard work paid off!
She’s feeding herself!
This past Friday night, after she finished her dinner, she sat in the high chair at the table with us while we ate. Surrounded by plenty of snacks, she usually ends up picking them up and dropping them in the floor for the dog….but not this time! We couldn’t believe it when we heard crunching sounds coming from her direction – she was chewing away on a snack…and then another snack and another snack!
I was so excited to wake up on Saturday morning and have breakfast. I couldn’t wait to see if she’d remember feeding herself at dinner the night before. As soon as she got in her high chair, she started grabbing for fruit and feeding herself!
I can’t even begin to describe the huge milestone we’ve now crossed with her hand to mouth coordination. HUGE! And I know I say this a lot…but I couldn’t be any more proud of her! As her physical therapist likes to say “Molly is a superstar.”
(Thanks for letting me brag!)