Thursday, May 6, 2010

Chomp, Chomp

Aviana has eaten so much by mouth this week, more than she ever has. When I say so much, it means in one sitting, she may eat only about 3/4 of the smallest jar of baby food you can buy!  To us, that is like moving mountains.

She is moving her mouth in all different ways.  She is swallowing extremely well.   With each passing day, she is eating faster and faster!

In answer to the question I am often asked (just in case you are wondering), it will take a very long time to get her fully eating by mouth. I am happy to say, we are on our way though!

She rarely ever opens her mouth on her own, but in the last week she did about 4 times. I guess I should say opened it without me pushing the spoon up against her.

We made a video about a month ago of her eating. It was so hilarious that I meant to put it on the blog, but I forgot!  Maybe a good thing since she is doing so much better now. I'll try and make another one soon :o)

Oh, I forgot to add that she moved in her crib last night again. She moved toward the wall.  Only a few inches, but I'll take ever single little millimeter I can get!!!!!!

11 comments:

  1. Moving mountains! AWESOME! GO AVI GO!!!

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  2. That is such amazing news! That is so fantastic that she is eating anything by mouth! And that she is moving around in her crib. LOVE IT!

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  3. Yay! That girl loves her food!

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  4. Great progress!!! Wow, to think back months ago, this is amazing for her!

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  5. So happy for you Jen! And of course Aviana :) Every step forward is a step in the right direction.

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  6. Wow, I am so glad you have made so much progress!!! You are an amazing Mom and person!!!

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  7. What is it they say about the longest journey - that it begins with a single step? A single bite? A single inch? Whatever it is – GO AVI GO! We're cheering you on, all the way. Hugs and fist-bumps to all of you!

    Sandy

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  8. Wow- that is so incredible to hear!!! I am so happy that Aviana is making progress! A sailboat won't go anywhere unless the wind blows!!!!! Well my motto is that food is the best motivator which is why I probably need to be going to the gym !!! Way to go Aviana!!!!

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  9. to the 'average' person this may seem like a snail's pace....but to aviana.....this is as big as climbing mt everest!

    GO AVI GO!!!!

    <3 ~j

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  10. AWESOME!!!!! That is such fantastic news and super encouraging too!! GOOOOOO AVI!!!!!

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  11. WOW!! Completely amazing and wonderful! I am totally at a loss for words. This is so huge and I could not be happier for you all. Fifi says try the sweet potatoes if you haven't already.
    xoxo

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