Monday, October 26, 2009

Hallelujah!

Brennan is (finally) drinking from a straw and I couldn't be happier! We had been working on it daily for months and I was starting to feel pretty discouraged. So, we took a short break from the straw ( I think I needed the break more than him!). Then, I gave him some soy milk in the honey bear on Friday and he drank from it all by himself. I wasn't that excited when it first happened because I thought it may be a fluke and the next day we'd be back to me squeezing the liquid into his mouth. But, he has been drinking from it by himself several times a day since then - even signing "drink" or pointing to the honey bear wanting to drink quite often. He gets pretty cranky now if someone else is having a drink and he's not. Quite a change from even a few days ago! He'll even hold the honey bear by himself, which is great! I'm so proud, happy, relieved.....hallelujah!

12 comments:

heidi marie said...

that is so great! way to go brennan!!!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

You made my day with this post! YAHOOOOOO!

Rachel Smith said...

You give all of us who are still working on it inspiration and hope that someday, when we least expect it, she will do it.

The Paskins Family said...

It's amazing how the "small" things can be SO HUGE! Congrats Sharon and Brennan!

Emily said...

That is fabulous! I guess I better start working on the straw with Justin! Sometimes it's so hard to stick with something, but in the end, it really pays off!

Wendy P said...

That's awesome!! Go Brennan!!

Laurie said...

Oh Sharon!!!!!! I am SOOOOOOOOO happy for you guys!! YEAH!!!!!

Monica Crumley said...

Awesome news, SHaron. So glad Brennan got the hang of it! Great job!

Becca said...

yay! :-) that's so great!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

AWESOME!!!! i love that he even holds it himself, too :) way to go brennan!!!

Kritster said...

That is so awesome, Sharon! YAY!!! What a relief for you. Way to go Brennan! xoxo

Kerri Tabasky said...

That's so great!!!! Where did you find the honey bear? I've been trying with Anna with juice boxes but she hasn't quite taken to it yet.