Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ginger Biscuit

This afternoon as I was settling down to a nice cup of tea with a ginger biscuit, Matt came crawling over. He was showing great interest in my biscuit. I was nervous to let him take it from me as he usually ends up gagging on anything that isn’t pureed. But I also want to let him explore new tastes and textures. Hesitantly I handed him the biscuit and sat waiting anxiously for the inevitable gag and vomit. Matt seemed to like the ginger taste and started chewing with great determination. I watched in amazement as he chewed and chewed. The biscuit got soggy and he chewed some more. He wiped the biscuit on our coffee table, and chewed, smeared the biscuit of the floor, and chewed some more, then dropped it on the couch, picked it up and chewed again. I know most moms would worry about the mess but I didn’t care one bit. I was just thrilled that there he was munching on a biscuit and HE WAS NOT GAGGING.

5 comments:

Cindy said...

What a great accomplishment! Go Matt!

Michelle said...

I remember doing the same thing. I let Austin get away with soo much and I really think it helped him learn to explore!

Kelly said...

Eating a biscuit and not gagging!! Sounds like a reason to celebrate!! Go Matt!!!

Julie Keefe said...

Yay Matt! Can't wait for that first hot dog. ;)

Carina said...

This is something for the baby book!!! Well done - to both of you!