Tonight while in the bath, Connie played more than ever. Splashing and laughing and guess what else? He desperately grabbed at the cup we use to rinse his hair and drank out of it. That's right, he won't eat or drink anything nourishing, but he'll drink bathwater! I told Greg and he laughed and joked that he didn't care if he drank gasoline. It was still progress. I saw two really good swallows and that was after he accidentally got a mouthful and coughed a lot--he still wanted more. I got some of those wagon wheel finger foods and he's been playing with those and the puffs but his favorite is a strawberry nutrigrain bar that he gets all gooey and stuck to his fingers and then mouths all during mealtimes. Tonight he had some cheerios that stuck but I don't think he actually got those into his mouth. The motor control is difficult for him but I don't dare try to do it for him. He doesn't even want to take it out of my hand if he drops it (seems scared) and he wants to find it himself again. I'm tempted to get some milk the next time he takes a bath and see if he'll drink it out of the same cup. Can you believe he will drink the bathwater? He has been making hungry noises with his mouth more today. I'm sure it is because he has barely thrown up. He threw up a small amount after his 7am feeding, a medium amount after his 11am feeding and nothing since (it's now 9pm and two feedings later).
Anyway, I just wanted to pass on the good news and couldn't wait until next Tuesday! I was going to give you trouble and tell you that in the "race" between you and Deb, she was winning because he is making remarkable progress physically. Apparently, though, he likes you and wants to impress you and didn't want me to tell you that and hurt your feelings!