Yes, he'll be fine. It's mama I'm not so sure about. Wow. Giving him his last bottle was actually very emotional. I was looking at the bottle and the Nuk nipple that he likes, remembering back to when I gave him his very first bottle and he coughed and gagged and there was so much concern about him aspirating. I remembered how scared I was to feed him initially, that I had to hold him in the perfect position and help support his chin so he wouldn't tire out, how I insisted on having a therapist or nurse next to me my first few feeds because I was so uncertain about what I was doing. I remember how he had such disdain for the standard hospital nipples and insisted on only the Nuk nipples - how everyone said he couldn't do thickened feeds through a Nuk nipple, that he would have to work way too hard and it would just be too inefficient. But you know Bodie - he had to show them he could do things HIS way, right from the start. I swear, he hears those kind of comments as a challenge.
As if you needed proof, here's a few pics of our family this weekend out in the desert - doesn't he look like such a BOY, now???