Saturday, August 22, 2009

Positive Re-enforcement

These past few days and nights it's like Caden has regressed on all the progress we had made with sleeping through the night and eating food from a spoon. He has refused and I mean REFUSED to eat food from a jar. First he waves both hands up and down like an obstacle course and then when you finally dodge the flying fist and get the spoon in his mouth he spits it out of his mouth! Do to a noticeably less food intake and drinking milk alone, he is waking up and staying up through the night cause Andy and I don't want him to get into the habit of having snacks again during the nights...The vicious cycle!!! Up all night no eating real food all day long again and again

We were at our wits end last night and I had less then angelic thoughts about my dear dear boy after being up from 1 am to 5 am. For some strange reason he still didn't want to eat from a food jar at 3 in the morning and was very disappointed that water was in the sippy up not milk

We have considered tieing his hands during meals and prying open his little jaw just isn't cutting it and plus I'm pretty sure that tieing his hands during meals would be very close to actual abuse and probably qualify him for certain theo sessions in his adult future!

Any ways...for dinner tonight he had 2 bites out of the baby food jar and I was soo happy! I was clapping and jumping up and down. This huge grin spreads across his face and he opens his mouth again and I did the same thing. So now it's almost bedtime and he ate an ENTIRE baby food jar and a few noddles which is alot for Caden. So what if our dinner was like a circus!

We shall see if this translates into a good night sleep....oh dear God!! let it be sooo!!!!!!!!!


Hillary said...

Ava hated baby food,wouldn't eat it and went straight to real food. We ate a lot of soft foods for a time but it worked. She's not a picky eater and eats whatever we eat for dinner.

Erica said...

that's what we will have to do, hillary. I just made mac and cheese for both of them and he is eating it fine. Guess this saves me extra work ;)

Jeni said...

Hehehe... I can just picture the flailing!
Just remember from your own personal experience-- Landmark birthdays are hard! :)

miss jessica said...

Ellie was over baby food at 1 year too. Isn't it funny the things we do to get our kids to cooperate? You're a great mom!