So Vaeh is really taking off on the eating front. She's still a little picky about what she'll eat, which is an adjustment for me. Gabby was the least picky baby when it came to eating. Now she's started the picky-ness. But Vaeh is so limited at this point with what she can eat. She doesn't really want baby food at this point. She's almost bored with it. She eats the toddler cheese/ fruit puffs like crazy! I bought a can of them on Sunday & by Tuesday afternoon the entire can was GONE!
We've been getting more adventurous with what we give her. Over the weekend, we had a little get together with family in from out of town. When eating, there wasn't much to give Vaeh, but there was potato salad. There was a little smooth 'sauce' on it that she loved! She's also had a little bit of bagel yesterday (the soft inside!). And today, as you can see in the pictures above, she had a bit of pizza crust! Amongst all of the cheese/ fruit puffs & crackers she's had today! It was increadible, she took enough calories by mouth that we were able to skip an entire feeding! There is a light at the end of the tunnel!!
The other pictures are Vaeh displaying her vast signing vocabulary - which consists of about 5 words! We just started introducing signing a few weeks ago, but she is catching on quite quickly! I need to start introducing other words to her! She is so cute when she signs 'more, please' when we're eating. Its so nice not to hear her screeching & instead signing what she wants & there's no confusion!
On a quick update note, little Elaina is improving steadily & they've even begun preliminary talk of her going home! Of course, she still has a bump or two in the road to over come, but she is well on her way! Another little friend of ours, Kaitlyn just had a heart cath & as a result will be scheduled in the near future for her next open heart. Her parents are hoping that they can also begin to wean her from her ventilator soon! Please continue to keep these beauties, & all our little heart friends in your prayers! Hope everyone is having a great summer!