Ethan experienced a child's rite of passage recently by enjoying his first popsicle. He made incredible faces during each bite (not good faces per se) but kept going back for more. Eventually the bottom half melted away and I gave him a spork to finish the job.
He is really starting to come out of the eating aversion haze that he's lived in for months. He has tried new foods and even added some to his repertoire. For instance, he now likes chicken nuggets, but only if they are homemade, which is ideal since they are healthier that way. Tonight I sliced sweet potato and fried it in butter to make it crispy (he loves that texture) and he gobbled it right up. That's the first time I can recall seeing him eat a vegetable. He still isn't into fruit unless it's dried or flavoring his yogurt. I've been amazed at his growth given the extreme dietary restrictions that he has placed on himself, with the help of a little acid reflux of course.
I have to hand it to Marylee, Ethan's OT, she is fabulous and a real sweetheart to boot. He wasn't eating like this until she came along and used her magic.