Tuesday, February 9
Happy Birthday to Nathan, 4 years old today!
Faith is doing great, getting huge and doing more and more new things every day. I apologize for not being more regular with posts... but with Faith things are pretty much "no news is good news". It has been pretty much more of the same.
She was sick over Thanksgiving, and pretty much all of the progress she had made with feeds was un-done at that point. She had been doing awesome with eating, and would even eat 3+ pancakes in one sitting! Now she is doing well with baby food consistency things, but no chunks, no crackers, and definitely no pancakes. Still figuring out the drinking thing... she doesn't really understand sucking to drink at all, but will drink from a straw cup that we can squeeze to make the liquid go up the straw, and will drink from an open cup with our help. Milk is questionable at this point, she tolerates it fine, but gets hives anywhere it touches her skin. Weird, especially since I've been giving it to her to practice drinking pretty much since her birthday... I've never tried giving her formula to drink, it smells so nasty I wouldn't drink it, so it doesn't feel right making her drink it.
She is a master roller- that's how she gets around and she is very fast and efficient with it. She gets into everything, and I'm constantly questioning whether I actually want her to crawl or walk... she's really quiet too, so I never know she's gotten into something until she's made a big mess! She is obsessed with shoes... Dave and I have joked that we're not going to buy her presents anymore, we're just going to buy her shoes in every size she'll ever need, because that will make her just as happy as any gift we could buy her! I have made her a "torture device" to try and help her crawl, basically it's a T made from PVC pipe and I use a long strip of fleece to tie it to her back, which keeps her from being able to roll over. Because she's so motivated to move, I figured that if I could keep her from rolling, she'd start crawling just to be able to move. She doesn't appreciate it much, but she is making steps towards figuring out the crawling thing.
Dave got home to stay last Thursday. We are still adjusting to having him here all the time, and probably as soon as we get adjusted he will find a job and start working, and we'll have to re-adjust all over again. It's always something :) We are incredibly thankful to all be together finally and are enjoying every minute.
Please continue to think of us, pray that Dave will find a job soon, that Faith will be able to eat and drink normally and catch up with her gross motor skills, and continue to read about and pray for all of Faith's friends and their families, too!
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