Wednesday, May 30, 2007
I love this video, because it is just so KayTar. The facial expressions, the slight silliness, the interactions, it is all very KayTar. Oh, and do you notice what she is eating? Shoestring potatoes. Not the healthiest choice, I admit, but they are TINY. She used to be so terrified of foods that were smaller than her fist, she wouldn't even touch them with her hands...and here she is, chowing down. Amazing. Last night she ate the middle portion of half a peanut butter sandwich. She asks for what she wants at meals now, signing "green beans" or "peas" or "sweet potatoes" and the like. She prompts us to feed her on occassion, when just a month ago we were constantly the one goading her into eating, often against her will. I haven't tracked her calories in Excel for about a week now, and I am confident she is doing well. She is still on a diet of pureed baby food, but she is starting to branch out and try new things. Last week at my parent's house she ate an entire chicken strip. She isn't ready to make the switch to a real food diet, but when the mood strikes her she is eager to try things. We are just letting her lead. If there is anything we've learned, it is that she has her own schedule and will do things when the time is right. We are just along for the ride.
*The post didn't start out to have anything to do with food. Weird.