Monday, December 15, 2008

Emma is self feeding!!

On Wednesday night I took this video of Emma right after she finished speech. In the background you can hear Brianna being redirected with the ST :) Emma had decided during speech that she wanted to eat and had a jar of baby food. I got some good pointers on how to help her get the food off the spoon (right now she isn't closing her mouth around the spoon at all but is 'accepting' the food...). Then I set her in the highchair and handed her a few cereal bits that I'd tried with her before the baby food with the ST. I put one in her mouth- she ate it. I put a second in her mouth, she ate it. I put her hand on one, helped her pick it up, and I helped her get it to her mouth. We've done this routine about a dozen times the past week before but this time it CLICKED! She then picked up the next, and the next, and the next, and now as long as she picks it up with her right hand-- it goes to her mouth. Her left hand, well... she throws those over her shoulder. Can't have it all :) :)

We're so proud of her new skill!!

23 comments:

  1. I was clapping for her!! Way to go!!

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  2. This is wonderful!! Yay Emma!!
    Amy

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  3. Oh this is GREAT! And HELLO! She looks like she's been doing it forever! LOL

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  4. That's is so exciting! Go Emma!

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  5. So funny. I looked at it and at first thought it was Brianna. Boy they are starting to look alike. So funny how that happens in adoption.

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  6. How cool is that?!? Yay Emma!

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  7. WOW!! Go Emma! I love love love her beautiful blond hair. She is looking so grown up and HEALTHY! :)
    Kelly S

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  8. Wow! She is doing great, chewing and everything! Great job, Emma!

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  9. That's awesome! She's doing SO GOOD!!! Yay, Emma!

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  10. Awesome job, Emma!!!!!

    Love,
    Michelle (RR)

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  11. Oh goodness, this is terrific, way to go Emma!! Wow!

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  12. Yipeeee for Emma!!! She's getting more and more beautiful.

    Greetings from the Philippines,
    Cheche

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  13. Isn't it so awesome when it clicks!? Praise God, your little angel has come so far! She is a true miracle.

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  14. WOO HOO Go Emma.. wonderful, I am so excited!

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  15. WOO HOO Go Emma.. wonderful, I am so excited!

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  16. WOO HOO Go Emma.. wonderful, I am so excited!

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