Max has started to become more easy going, as he has no choice. So it doesn't feel like I have to hurry up, and get Alex's feeds over to meet whatever needs Max may have anymore. Although most of Alex's feeds my left foot is bouncing this bundle of cuteness in his favorite place, the bouncy seat.
No, he doesn't like his swing. One of our problems also is that we get into feeding habits, we get used to what we are doing, and we forget to move forward to the next step in teaching Alex to be tube free. Right now he is eating a ton of pureed food such as meatloaf, meatballs, stews, and lots of left over turkey! then there is the textured food like bananas, potatoes, and nutrigrain bars.
He hasn't been drinking anything by mouth because it was hard to get him to, and honestly we just weren't in the habit of working on this. I'm confident this is the only down fall of the feeding tube. We parents get used to it, it becomes routine, and frankly it is easier to get your child to drink all their milk when they don't have to drink it!
However this morning I put some of his vanilla flavored peptamin jr into a medicine cup, and gave him a drink. He took about 10cc in one swallow, so I filled it up again, this time half an ounce (15cc), he drank it, again (15cc), and again (15cc), and a little more. In the end the boy drank TWO OUNCES of his feed. HALF OF HIS FEED! He hasn't done this since he was a newborn, before he went NPO (no food by mouth).