|Enjoying his baby biscuits|
It is hard for people to understand my euphoria at the fact that Joram is finally able to eat table food and self-feed biscuits at 19 months old. For the longest time, due to his hypersensitivity gag reflex, he could not tolerate the slightest texture in his food. Even during the Frozen party a few weeks ago, he actually vomited his entire lunch after gagging on a little piece of raisin which he was so eager to try.
I had been blending his porridge and feeding him baby cereal and jar food despite his age. Imagine my tears of joy when I retired my hand blender for good and put the thermal flask, which I used to bring out his blended porridge, into cold storage the other day. Eating out with him is now so much easier as we can order normal porridge or mix soup into rice with very cut-up vegetables and meat for him.
I thank God that despite his aversion to texture, he had been rather willing to try new stuff while I attempted to get him used to eating different things. He cooperated with me even as I gradually pushed the boundary of the viscosity and coarseness of food he could take without emptying the contents of his stomach. Of course, there were many times when I didn't observe him closely enough and had tons of cleaning up to do after he gagged one time too many.
The days of massive cleaning up and huge laundry loads are finally over. Joram has indeed overcome! Praise the Lord!