The triplets are 20-months old and recently had their follow-up evaluation visits with The Center for Child Development (the NICU doctors) to make sure they are hitting their milestones. I'll spare you the frustrating post. Maybe someday...but not now. Too frustrating. Too many hard feelings still.
But I will share one take-away from those meetings...the gang should be "practicing" with utensils. I knew that. Really, I did. But you and I both know how messy a baby is when they're "learning" to use a spoon and fork. I can't stomach that kind of mess x3! So, it's my fault that they don't get to play. And I take full responsibility for it.
Still...I was feeling a tad guilty...so I gave them a shot at dinner with a fork the other night. And since it was going to be messy ANYWAY...I threw caution to the wind and introduced the gang to pizza at the same time!
Eli caught on immediately! The very first bite. He did struggle a few times getting the pizza on the fork, but never got frustrated and never gave up.
Ava completely ignored the fork for a good long while. When she realized that I was congratulating Eli on doing such a great job, only then did she decide to give it a shot. She didn't do half bad!
Cole...well...like Ava, he wasn't immediately intrigued. As a matter of fact, it wasn't until I stuck a piece of the pizza ON the fork did he even realize the fork was there. Then, he pulled the piece off and shoved it in his mouth. He followed my lead and stuck the next piece himself...and immediately pulled the piece off and ate it! Not sure he's got the concept yet.
As a side note: They loved the pizza!