Remember Verity and the sunglasses? Remember when I said we weren’t worried about her fine motor skills? Remember seeing her munch on a violet leaf?
You might wonder whether she’s able to feed herself finger foods yet. Recently, we wondered the same thing, so our occupational therapist suggested we start with food that will “collapse” or dissolve quickly in her mouth. Big enough for her to grasp, with no danger of choking her.
Here is Verity almost a week ago. Back then, she successfully got the sweet potato puff into her mouth about a third of the time. Now she’s faster, and more than ninety percent successful on her first try. Watch her look expectantly for the next one before she even has the first one all the way in. She is one motivated child!
And just this evening, she was beginning to act full, so I asked her, “Verity, are you all done?” She looked me in the eye and one-handedly signed “All done,” for the very first time! I didn’t expect to see that for another six months! We are so proud of our smart girl!