Tuesday, August 3, 2010

More feeding woes...

Andy's eating is going through another bad phase right now. I can't say his eating has ever been good...well, not for the last 5 years at least, but it's been especially bad again lately.

We've had several episodes of him vomiting at the kitchen table which isn't exactly the way I want to spend dinner time. I mean, I am so nauseated from this pregnancy that I can barely eat as it is. To see someone sit next to me and vomit on their plate and/or the floor certainly does not help my appetite.

We saw a new "expert" today who is a counselor that deals exclusively with gifted children and their particular anxieties. It's my belief, as well as hers, that his eating issues began as a sensory issue, but have become much more than that. Now it's an anxiety provoking activity that causes him lots of stress.

Here's hoping that with some counseling and lots of work on decreasing his overall anxiety issues, I can once again serve a pork roast and mashed potatoes without anyone vomiting at the table.


  1. I can very much relate. Eating is a real struggle here. We don't have the vomiting though. I'm sorry you have to deal with that.
    We've been told the same about eating. It seems to have started as sensory and now it's a real anxiety triggering event. I am dreading packing lunch and knowing she could possibly be at school all day without eating. This is her first year of full day school.

  2. I feel your pain. Food here definitely is a sensory issue, but it's now become emotional as well. Super fun!

  3. UGGHHH!! So sorry! I hope trying to cope with anxiety helps!!