Tuesday, May 4, 2010

March for Babies and CEREAL!

So, I know I'm a bit late in posting about the March for Babies on Saturday, but it's been busy AND I found out that I was going to be able to try to give Elisa solid foods. So in an effort to consolidate my efforts, I thought I'd wait until I got all of those pictures taken and would blog about them both!

So, March for Babies was a blast, but it was also eye opening. I mean, I have a preemie, I know the risks. But it brought it home to me just HOW lucky we were. I saw many shirts for people walking in memory of a preemie who didn't make it. It just broke my heart. I didn't see all that many, though, who were showing their preemie's off. I did make a sign for her, I'm not all that creative when it comes to visual arts but I tried:

Thanks to a company match and my many generous friends, we were able to raise $210 to give to the cause! It's really a small amount, but since I didn't have much time to get anything raised, I was quite proud of our small contribution. I even got a "$200 hero" sticker lol!

Here's a closer view at my attempt at artwork.

Alright, now onto the REALLY fun part. Yesterday, we called the ped to get a refill on our zantac prescription for Elisa, and during the call, I asked again about the solid foods. She has dramatically upped her intake of formula and Andrew and I were pretty sure she was saying I need more than just this formula stuff. So, they came back with an official yes you can try!!!! Said we needed to do it after a bottle and to make sure her formula intake doesn't go down as they really liked the new increased intake. So....We went on a mission today.

Andrew found a bulk set of dishes and picked up some rice cereal. Around 1 pm she decided she was hungry so we gave her a bottle and then...on to the cereal!

She didn't hate it, but didn't seem to love it either. She had this look on her face for most of the time of "what IS this stuff?" But she kept taking it and didn't just reject it. So, I guess that's a good start!!


Becky said...

Yeah Elisa! I definately think she looks like she didn't hate it - she's just figuring it out. And nice call on the beechnut! Gerber has soy in it!

I think her sign is great and 210 is awesome! Way to go!

Michelle said...

That is exactly how Liam looked when we tried yogurt. Too funny.