Thursday, November 06, 2008

tools of the trade

sensory issues...anyone???
spoons with ridges to pull the tongue forward...smooth to not freak her out and over fill her sensory cup; tri-chew to get the feel of fruits, veggies and meats without the taste!

make her chew...organza and chewy bits...we love our OT, Wendy
**edited---organza because it's got tiny holes so the food doesn't get thru and choke a non-chewing kiddo--and no threads...can't reuse it, but it comes in pretty colors too!  cheesecloth sheds strings, gets icky, and big pieces get thru...yikes**

how many spoons does it take to feed a baby?

PhotoStory Friday
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adoption awareness....

there are no unwanted children, there are simply unfound families!  remember that!
adoption is NOT for everyone. but everyone can help. 

steven curtis chapman started shaohannah's hope to live out James 1:27 in our lives.  you can help by starting an adoption fund at your church, or praying every day for orphans, or giving a grant to a family in need of financial assistance, or be a listening (not talking) post...etc.  please consider what you can do personally to make a difference in the life of an orphan.

not sure of what you can do?  head over to Cry of the Orphan and it will help you with some great questions and guidance.  remember, one kid only needs one person to care.
in 2005, SCC came and visited our adoption support group...i can't believe how long that's been now.  he shared their adoption story and he was truly amazing to each of the kiddos.  i wish you could have felt his passion...it was contagious.  
look at his love for the kids (he's right under the X in extreme).  amazing!
find some of that passion...do something.  please.


22 comments:

Meaghan said...

look at ya'll in the front of that pic! love scc

NovaFults said...

i love your blog.
ive always wanted to adopt and felt my heart pulled toward it but reading your blogs about it reallly makes me want to.

Kris said...

LOL Love the bowl of spoons.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I loved reading about adoption.

Jaime said...

I love all of your adoption posts. Way cute. And important to inform people.
My bro and sis in law just adopted a little girl. Such a blessing!

Carrie said...

Why the organza? What does it do? I profess an extreme lack of knowledge in these things...

My heart still aches for SCC. I can't even imagine losing a child.

Killlashandra said...

I didn't know there were that many kinds of spoons to use, much less that many kinds of different textured spoons. That's neat. Thanks for sharing. :)

earthlingorgeous said...

I love your adoption quote!

Me too! I didn't know such spoons and organza thingy existed! Your kid is under OT? Mine too. Thanks for sharing this :)

Earth

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

LOVE THAT - I remember those spoons!! They make me sad!!

Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

I'm an SLP and know all about these spoons! It takes alot of spoons to feed kiddos!

Candy said...

wow!!!!!!!! these spoons are AWESOME!!

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

Those pictures really say a lot. Then you add the text and wow! I really like what you have done here. It's beautiful. Your mission is beautiful. Thank you! I feel uplifted.. hmm as dorky as that sounds, it's true :)
Katie

The Farmer Files said...

We used almost all of these oral things with my son's speech pathologist. He has a speech delay.

Michelle said...

""there are no unwanted children, there are simply unfound families! "

That is beautiful. My MIL is adopted and my husband and I discussed wanting to adopt before we had kids. Not sure if it will happen or not. But I'll never say never.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Wow. Amazing how much more complex feeding could get. You are a wonderful person and mother.

Chris said...

Your pictures tell fantastic stories.

Amanda said...

WOW! So many spoons! I love your photos.

Abounader Photography said...

What a wonderful blog! I love your photos! :-)

jori-o said...

May I be one of the first to say CONGRATULATIONS on your bloggy makeover win! PS--I've said it before and I'll say it again: you have a beautiful family!

Heather said...

I also popped over from SITS to congratulate you on the blog makeover win! I love your blog already, but I bet you're like me and wishing for a change - woo-hoo!

My kiddo has Sensory Processing Disorder, so I'm totally with you on the sensory issues. Thank goodness for awesome OTs!!

(I'm also a mom through adoption as well as being an adoptee myself. I think I've mentioned that before while visiting your blog....)

Anyhow, congrats on the win and happy weekend!

Karol said...

Congrats on winning the blog makeover!! YAY!

Just Call Me Sleep Deprived said...

those spoons are so cool where did you get them?

CntryMomma said...

I've heard SCC is a great man. My husband's uncle and aunt (who are missionaries and have adopted 4 daughters from China) have become friends with his family.

LORI