Saturday, August 2, 2008

Eating!!!

I know, it seems like all I've been posting about is Miss V and her eating! But it was just a few short weeks ago that I thought we'd never make it to this point! I just can't help the excitement that I have every time she puts something edible in her mouth!

So, with that said, here's some more of her eating progress! She continues to accept more textures & larger amounts! Just this week she's had everything from Chinese to a hot dog (don't worry - I was right there with her & took the skin off)! Last night she even at half of a grilled cheese sandwich! Then a little later she wanted some of the other half that was left! Today, she was hungry... something that I wasn't sure she would ever understand or feel. So I got out a toddler meal (those folks at Gerber hit the goldmine!) of cheese ravioli & warmed it up. I put a piece on her plate & cut it into smaller pieces. She still tends to gag if she gets too big of a piece in her mouth. She started reaching for the fork that I was using, so I got the toddler fork I had & let her use it. She did WONDERFUL!!! Its like she's been eating with utensils all her life! I'm just so proud of my baby! She has come such a long way in such a short time! Here's a video of her eating prowess:0)



Isn't she the cutest?!?! Besides the eating, she has been drinking like a champ, too! We've graduated to the sippy cup & she usually drinks at least 2 full cups of water a day! She's just amazing me more & more every day!

On another note, please continue to keep Elaina & Brody in your prayers. Elaina continues to battle her way to life outside of the hospital, with an infection blocking her escape now! Little Brody just had his second (?) open heart this week, & is so far doing well. Please remember these kiddos & their families in your prayers as they continue on the congenital heart defect journey! Hope all are having a great weekend & summer!

7 comments:

Amber said...

Oh my goodness! How beautiful is that???? She does look like a pro....effortless! I am so happy for her. :^)

Anonymous said...

Tina... I can't tell you how excited I am for you guys... every time I check in on your page that little monkey is doing something different and AMAZING!!! I miss you guys, but sooo glad that all is going so well! So, you stay far away from the hospital, and this is how I will continue to check in on my girl! Love, your "favorite" nurse... Ashleigh :o)

Mina said...

Tina,

I'm sooooo excited for you, I know you've been longing for this. She really is becoming an eating champ. Sound like the days of tube feeds are soon to be behind you. It seems like the heart surgery helped to fix more than her heart. What wonderful progress, go Vaeh!!

Vanessa said...

Yeah!!! I'm SO excited right now. She used the fork better than Arianna does. She's a pro at this eating thing already! Keep up the good work. She'll be off that feeding tube in no time.

The Portas said...

Look at her!!!! WOw, kid, you're amazing! What great strides in such short time.

Give that sweet, SMART little girl a big hug from me! xoxoxo

Megan said...

Look at her eat! What an angel! She is so cute. I will pray every day for Nevaeh and for you. Looking forward to many more updates and continual success with her eating! I am going to add you to my blogroll.

Kathy said...

I can't believe how well she can eat....and use the FORK! She's been faking it this whole time!!!
Has she told you when she'd like to get the O2 canula of her face??
She looks incredible....you must be SO PROUD!!!
Smoochy moochy on those girls for me!!!
Kathy