Thursday, March 25, 2010

Highs and Lows

O my goodness, what a day it has been. Talk about a roller coaster! I woke up today and did the normal things I have to do in the morning to organise all children for breakfast, school, nappies, etc. When I got home from dropping the big girls off to school, I just felt really good for some reason. Great in fact. This is rare for me. I had a terrible nights' sleep. (I woke up at 4:30am to a spider crawling on my bare arm, and the racket I made trying to brush it off woke the baby, and it was all downhill from there). So I was pretty sleepy, but still, for some obscure reason, I was really looking forward to today. No idea why.

Well, today my beautiful boy decided he would begin feeding himself with a spoon! Amazing! Here's the catch though: I have to put the food on the spoon first. Once I do that, I can sit it back down in the bowl, and he takes it from there. It was very cute. He would pick up the spoon with both hands, and face it towards himself. Then he would investigate the contents for a few seconds, and then go ahead and feed himself! I am rapt! I was almost beside myself with excitement over this, but I still managed to get a pic or two :).

Obviously, that was the high of the roller coaster. The low was that for much of the day, he screamed. It was a new sort of scream for him. He would start low, like a croak, and gradually - or not so gradually sometimes - work his way up in pitch to a scream. Just to be clear, this was/is not a sensory thing with him. He did this when he was frustrated, wanted attention, or when things were not going his way today. Admittedly, I was busy trying to get other things done (like tidy my desk which is piled up almost 1 foot high, literally, with paperwork :S ). I also had a cranky baby who refused to sleep properly today. And her grizzliness only exacerbates the boy's irritation. So I didn't really have time to sit down and play with him much today. But as you can imagine, it was all very annoying and frustrating for me as well.

And no, I still haven't been able to finish tidying my desk. But at least I managed to sort it into 3 categorical piles, haha!

But boy just might be on the way to feeding himself finally! Dare I dream of the day when I no longer have to spoon feed him....? Sometimes I'm too scared to hope too much, because often, he does something new once, or maybe twice, and then just stops doing it. I really REALLY hope this is not one of those things.


1 comment:

  1. Its called instinct, your gut feeling, why you were feeling so happy. We all have it, and as you've said before, you just have to learn to trust it more.