Tuesday, February 15, 2011

February 15 Update

Jacob has had two terrific weeks feeding himself, but this week he has all but stopped. Please take a brief moment to ask God to help Jacob continue this fabulous new skill. We certainly don't want him to lose his desire to eat by himself...it has taken us so long to get here.
Thank YOU!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Jacob is Feeding Himself!

There are some things in life that most people take advantage of.  Think about it. You have a baby. Your baby grows from the bottle, to cereal, to solid food, to finger foods, and finally to being able to use utensils to feed themselves. What if your baby was 10 years old and could never pick up food for himself? What if he had no idea how to use a spoon or fork?  This is for the most part, the case of our sweet little Angel Jacob. For the majority of the past 10 years, we have used the Magic Bullet (thank you to the inventor) to puree food for Jacob as he had trouble chewing solid food. So what would you do if Jacob ALL of a sudden decided to pick up food and feed himself?
After offering him cut up food for YEARS for him to basically ignore it or immediately spit it out, we continued to do so. Call it HOPE? Call it PERSERVERANCE? Jacob chose last Sunday, January 30 to begin a new journey...FEEDING HIMSELF.
I have taken short videos of him eating various things to prove that he can do it!
Please Pray the Jacob continues his desire to eat by himself.
We knew he could do it and finally, he has!!
Praise God!!
Enjoy the videos!