Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My cup runneth over

Guess who ate like a big boy? From a spoon... with no fighting or fussing. Guess who wanted more food? Any ideas?

Is it Yuri the 3.5 year old who has only been on bottles, who shunned the spoon last night and fought like crazy at the sight of it?

Is it Bohdan the 3 year old who after having his hands held took a little bite last night but didn't like it, who has also only ate from a bottle his whole life?

Or is it Caius, the 15 month old who used to throw up at the sight of a spoon. Who couldn't even have his hands touch the food without sending him into a throwing up fit?

Any guesses? Well you would be right!! They ALL ate baby food from a spoon. There was a little struggle at the beginning with Bohdan and Yuri but at the end of dinner they were all opening their mouths for the spoon and asking for more!!

This has been a huge answer to prayer regarding Caius and I didn't expect Yuri and Bohdan to take to it so soon. Thank you Jesus!! Thank you heavenly Father!!

20 comments:

  1. Yipeeeeeee....that is HUGE!!!!!!!!! Totally doing the happy dance. They learn sooooo fast!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a great end to my long day (I'm flying solo while hubby is overseas).

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  2. That is wonderful news! Look at the strides they have made in just a few days time. Oh the joy of things to come. So happy for you!

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  3. So happy for the baby steps in your home!!! Good job boys:)

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  4. Praise God...thank you for sharing this wonderful news!!! I'm rejoicing with you!!

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  5. YESSSSSSSS!!!!! What wonderful news! Yesssss. Doing a happy dance for your little guys! I am believing God for many more of these miracles.

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  6. That is so wonderful!!! Joining you in thanking our Father and Jesus!!! :) :)

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  7. thats great news! Ive been following your story since before your first trip. So glad to see your boys are home!

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  8. You are doing GOOD Autumn!!! The pics from yesterday's post are priceless!! And, even the one after the bath... in a few months, when you take another photo of him after a bath... you'll look back and will be so amazed!! Praying that things continue to just get better and better!!!

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  9. We had the tummy flu hit our house and so I wasn't able to read a few of your posts. Let me say, I read the one about the food/throwing/hitting/etc and I have to say: right there with you. Ivanna is not hitting necessarily on purpose as if to hurt, but she is a little rough with Justus. I just don't permit it. I know some may say that I need to go easy, but I also need to work to not help her create habits that are not okay. As for eating: Ivanna would NOT hold the bottle on her own. I tried to give it to her several times in her first few days home, but it was a no go. I had to actually take the bottle wrap her hands around it and hold them there for feeds. She would cry, sputter and throw a fit, but she eventually got over it and now holds the bottle on her own. We are now working on the whole spoon thing, but I think that will take longer.
    Ivanna and Max also came from the same orphanage, but different groupas and BOY the difference in their behavior is HUGE. Thanks for being honest and keep plugging away. One dirty diaper, one bottle, one mess at a time. Deep breaths. This is just a season. These are things I tell myself now.
    ~Charrissa

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  10. Praise God!!!! Good things do come in three's. Soon now you are going to be racing around trying to shovel food in all their hungry mouths until they have the coordination to do it themselves. :) What an awesome "challenge" to have. Thanks for keeping it real in the last post. Many many praises for the simple, and yet so not simple, act of eating food from a spoon. And fed by their mommy. (or Daddy). Many more miraculous milestones ahead!

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  11. That is great news Autumn!! So happy for you!! There is nothing more "depressing" for a mother than a child not wanting to eat. You are really doing a great job!!

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  12. Wonderful news! New steps each day..Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  13. Too incredibily cool !! They'll be eating you out of house and home before you know it :)

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  14. Hi there! I just wanted you to know that someone in Kansas has been praying for your family for several weeks. I read your blog often and am so inspired by your family. I was THRILLED to read this update. Such wonderful news! And I agree with some recent comments about Bohdan and Yuri...they look amazing. Bright eyed and beautiful boys. I look forward to more updates!

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  15. As Adeye always says....Is ANYTHING too hard for our Lord????

    Praise God for small successes! (And OK, HUGE ones too!)

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  16. What awesome blessings! Don't know about you but I'll take every single one He wants to give me.

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  17. Awesome! Day by day...with Our Lord leading us on the way!

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  18. Hoping all is going well and you are getting into a routine of sorts, or that the boys are settling into 'your' routine.

    I feel like I have been put on a diet, or rations. I keep checking for news updates and just keep praying.

    God's grace over you all.

    Barb

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