Meet Andres, Finn's occupational therapist:
So Finn has had 3 OT sessions now (and Andres has called every week between sessions to see how Finn is doing, which both amazes and impresses me and also magnifies what a slacker I feel like). Finn seems to have turned a corner (another corner) on feeding just in the last week: he has suddenly taken a liking to stage 3 baby foods, which are pretty chunky and textured. And honestly? I don't think it has much, if anything, to do with the OT he has received thus far. This seems to be how Finn operates: he takes his sweet time mastering a new skill - whether it's due to tentativeness, stubbornness or lack of ability on his part, I have no idea - and just when I become scared that he's never going to get it, he gets it. "Quit your worrying, Ma, I'll do it in my own time," he seems to be saying. So he's gone from smooth, runny, very pureed baby food to chunky, textured baby food almost over night.
The purpose of Finn finally being approved for OT was feeding issues. So now we're going to work on self-feeding and cup drinking. Andres mentioned today that if Finn keeps progressing at this pace, we might want to decrease OT from once a week to twice a month. Which, really, I'd be fine with.