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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Ellie just ate 60 cc's of Earth's Best Baby Carrots
BY MOUTH!!!!!!

OK! This is the BEST gift EVER!!! I had to tell you all because you're the only ones who will really understand how significant that is. Thanks especially to Erin and Lauren at school who made eating fun, hip and cool again for Ellie by patiently and persistently getting her beyond a very serious oral aversion of the last 2 years. I am also thankful to the PCA who had to cancel tonight such that Dave and I ate our New Year's Eve meal with Ellie while she was having a foot soak, watching Signing Time and getting her carrots. She's a social eater and wanted to eat with Dada by mouth and take bites when he did at first, then she just started opening her mouth and waiting for me to feed her like she had been eating all along and had never taken a three year hiatus!!!

Brought tears to my eyes to see her eating and swallowing and intermittently using the spoon herself. Not one cough or gag and not much on her clothes. Just beautiful chewing, lip pursing and swallowing! Where did this precise and head controlled princess of eaters come from? Ahhhh the things that make life grand.

Happy New Year Everyone! I really hope that this is the shape of things to come in 2010!!!