A Little Something Extra

Sunday, September 20, 2009

3 ounces!

Micah ate about 3 ounces of baby food tonight in one sitting. This is a major accomplishment for him. Even two weeks ago, about 75% of the food was pushed out of his mouth with his tongue. Now it's less than 25%. I think his tongue is starting to be involved in the eating process. Wahoo! One more step toward getting rid of the feeding tube.

Not that feeding him is easy. He won't take it from Mark yet. It takes 5-10 minutes for him to decide that he will actually participate in the eating adventure. And if the routine is broken by me leaving the table or something, it takes another 5 minutes to get him started again. But it's huge progress! He even signed "eat" and "more" in sequence: his first sentence!

Other fun milestones... he has decided he likes to try helping me unload the dishwasher. And he helped Nathan play with his new birthday toys (which Nathan was not incredibly excited about). Micah should be wearing his "I Did It" t-shirt today!

(this is my second post today... scroll down and comment on my Renting Debate if you have time)


Andy and Katie said...

Yay for Micah!!!!! That is wonderful....eating is good and signing eat and more....that is even better as you know he's really thinking it through and probably REALLY does enjoy it, despite the struggles you all have had!!! YAY!!!! Super super!

sara p said...

micah!!! great job!!! i'm so excited for you!!! not sure if you can tell by the three exclamation points:)

Ami said...

Great job, Micah! What an accomplishment!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo for Micah!!! What a wonderful milestone to eat so much and sign a sentence all in the same day :). Kris

Emily said...

Good job Micah! Eating fabulous AND asking for it! Way to go!

Jonathan said...

I like his new glasses. :)

YAY Micah! He really is making great strides! I didn't get a chance to comment the day you posted so many of his accomplishments, but he's really doing great. I know you put so much effort into all that he learns to do.

Good job, Mama!


Kelli said...

I just wanted to tell you that everytime I see the picture with this post I smile! How could you not? Micah is so adorable and I'm so happy for his accomplishments!

Heidi said...

Way to go Micah!! That's such great news!

heidi marie said...

way to go micah!! excellent milestones!

Jen said...

Yippee! We are so excited for Micah!

See you all soon!
Uncle Jim & Aunt Jen

paige said...

haha!~ Gagey (also from the Feb birth board) LOVES unloading the dishwasher! i was excited when he wanted to switch to that rather than climb in there... Micah looks SOOOOO cute in that picture. Sounds like lots of little pieces coming together.

Anonymous said...

Hey Micah my friend,
What a milestone. As your first feeding friend, I am so proud of you! 3 ounces is HUGE, and best of all is that you wanted it and asked for more! What power you have to let your mom know what you needed.
Hello to everyone,
Katherine Frontier

Anonymous said...

That is fantastic!!!
Danielle and gang

Rachel Smith said...

Signing already? What a smart little boy. He is adorable!!