It feels like yesterday – Peter’s developmental roadblocks seemed insurmountable.
- He wasn’t sitting up. He finally sat.
- He drank only from a baby bottle. He graduated to sippy cups.
- Peter needed to be dragged into school each morning. He loves going to school.
- He would not speak. He spoke (and never stops)!
In the past 4 days, Peter has rammed through two more major obstacles. Peter has been quite dogmatic about what, and out-of-what he drinks. There are only a few cups that he will use… until Thanksgiving day four days ago. He saw everyone else drinking water from a large red Solo cups that we all know. He asked for a “big red cup, pweeze”. We gladly obliged, and he drank several times throughout the afternoon and evening.
The next milestone was reached today at school, and reproduced here at home. The scope of Peter’s diet has also been very narrow, and getting him to try new foods is perpetually futile – until today. In his daily progress report, his teacher wrote, “lunch: ate part of a chicken nugget! :)” WOW! This is huge. Before you comment with a scolding regarding the negative nutritional value of a processed chicken nugget, understand that his entire intake of protein before today has been solely peanut butter. Period. At dinner, we asked him to eat a little chicken for us before we took a bath… and he did it!
It’s been a good week for Peter. It’s been a good week.