Gustin is making some slow progress with his eating these days. Every meal we sit him in his high chair and offer him something to eat. Usually he just plays with it, squishing the food between his fingers and throwing it on the floor. But, he has gotten to where he often will take a little nibble. It's like he is very carefully taking a little taste. Sometimes he'll take two or three nibbles.
He definitely eats the most if Daddy is holding him and then he offers Gustin some of what he is eating. He rejects anything that I offer, but if Eric offers, he will open up his little mouth and let some small bite of food go in. That's how we found out he likes ice cream as well as barbecue flavored potato chips and spinach artichoke dip. (Can you tell that Daddy was choosing what to feed him and not Mommy?)
Last night I made a pot roast with carrots and potatoes. We put some small pieces of the carrots and potatoes on the tray of Gustin's high chair and he pretty much immediately threw it all on the floor. But, after a few minutes Eric picked him up and set him on his lap and offered him a bite from his fork. He opened his little mouth, ate it, and ... (drum roll please!) ... liked it! He ate bite after bite and then he ate some carrot, too! Yay! I think he ate a total of 2 to 3 tablespoons of food. I know that that does not sound like much, but it's the biggest meal he's ever eaten.
After a big day like yesterday, I'm not expecting much eating to happen today. But, it's progress! And, I'm thankfully accepting any small steps forward we get.