Braden has been continueing to impress. This weekend he started eating even better than before. He really likes eggs and sausage gravy over toast. :-) This morning during feeding therapy we started using a new tool to help Braden with jaw strength. Braden loved it and even takes the tool and uses it on himself. Which is awesome because it's less work for me. We also had a break thru with Braden now he will eat food dry. In fact, this morning he has already eaten an entire fruit bar and part of a grill cheese sandwich. :-) He still won't pick up the pcs. of sandwich or fruit bar but he will put them on a spoon for you and motion to have them put in his mouth. He is also trying to eat golden oreos like it's his job. He has one almost at all times. We have had a set back on the drinking. He is back to just sipping and not taking in so much. :-( So I will have to discuss with his pediatrician our options with him and see how we can keep him hydrated and still get him to drink. Braden is also willingly letting me brush his teeth. He has no issues anymore with it as long as I don't have to go in more than twice. So that is also a huge accomplishment.
Grayson is just as sweet as he can be... his screaming and crying fits have been greatly reduced now that he can entertain himself. He is also eating really well. He has one meal a day and I am going to start him on two today. Which has also helped with his night time routine. Now he and Braden both are in bed by 9 pm and sleep till 6:30 - 7 am every morning. It's so great and they both sleep in there beds. Grayson actually likes it better than going to sleep in the swing downstairs. Braden takes a little more effort but he does well especially for a toddler who doesn't want to go to sleep. Both of them wind down with their glow worms playing. I love those toys because they are a huge help both for naps and bedtime.
The hardest part lately has been Braden's lack of communication. He pulls on me and pushes me and does everything but sign or talk. I am soooo hoping that his frustration will spark speech soon. Next it will be Mommy Mommy Mommy or Daddy Daddy Daddy lol but that will be music to our ears. Grayson is like a little scavenger so my other issue lately is trying to keep all of Braden's food off the floor. Since Braden almost always has a cookie, cracker or puff in his hand he drops a lot of stuff on the floor. Like right now Grayson's bedroom has crumbs of cracker all over the floor. I have to vacuum and pick up the mess constantly. Grayson is like a magnet to Braden's crumbs.
I took a few pics this morning. Hope you enjoy!!!
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- I am a stay at home Mommy to two beautiful boys ages 8 and 6. I am also Mommy to one little girl who blessed us with 13 days of life. Our road may be crazy and full of surprises but in this household Autism exist but doesn't define who my children are or will become. I am also a blogger. I love to write about our families crazy journey through life. We love, laugh and suffer sometimes but we stick together and always seem to keep growing and going.