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Posted (Tina) in All Posts on April-12-2008

Today we tried feeding Ella pears again. It was a smashing success. I had used maybe 1/4 of the small jar yesterday during our first session. She enjoyed it so much that we finished the jar! Can you believe it? I had to get up 3 times to get more pears. We are mixing it with a tiny bit of rice cereal so it is not too runny.

Even though she made some funny faces (it must be strange to feel that in your mouth when you’ve only experienced a bottle or binky), she would whine if I stopped offering them to her. It is exciting to see her enjoying them that much! Bottle feeding wasn’t anything to write home about today, but I’ll take success with the pears! We get to stick with pears for a few days before we try something else.

If you want to watch Ella enjoying pears, click on the video below (high speed Internet connection required)!

Ella took an incredibly long nap late this afternoon into the evening. I think it was around 4-5 hours. I had to wake her up and keep her awake, just to prevent her from sleeping straight through the night. She went to bed again at her regular bedtime, so hopefully she will not wake up too soon in the early morning hours. As some of you have suggested, maybe today was a growth spurt nap…it was just real long.

That long break left me and Josh with some down time and an opportunity to eat a meal together. That was nice!

Ella had a great time with the bath tonight. She was kicking in the water – – this is a new trick for her. Overall, she just seemed happy. And then when I take her out of the bath and wrap the towel around her with the hoodie on her head, she loves it! She gets so smiley…it’s great. Nothing better than a fresh and clean smelling baby and when you have her smiles to go along with it, bath time is always a worthwhile venture.

Today was a restful day, especially for me. Josh took care of Ella throughout last night – thankfully, she was only up a handful of times. And then, he got up at 6am with her, so that I could sleep in. That was a great treat for me. And apparently, I took full advantage of the offer since I did not roll out of bed until 11:30am!

It was a hot and muggy day in Florida with temperatures reaching 85 degrees, so we stayed inside with the air conditioning. Tomorrow is supposed to be much cooler topping at 70 degrees (much better), so hopefully we can make it outside with The Bun.

We’re excited to try fruit tomorrow…pears anyone?



laura blackwell on April 12th, 2008 at 9:32 pm #

She’s such a precious girl. I enjoy every update. =)

Raewyn on April 12th, 2008 at 9:55 pm #

It is amazing what a full belly can do for a little one. I spose ella had a thanksgiving type moment. Lots to eat and then a nice nap. It is amazing how far she has come. I can’t wait for her next weigh in at the doctors. lol

Gloria & Red Jacobsen on April 12th, 2008 at 10:10 pm #

Wow,she really enjoyed those sweet pears! Her taste buds are kicking in! It’s great to see her chowing down! Good work little Ella! We just praise the good Lord for blessing all your efforts,Tina & Josh. You are all in our prayers! All the best! Gloria & Red

Joel Snyder on April 13th, 2008 at 11:48 am #

Ella, I didn’t have a chance last night while at work to answer you. I am so happy that you enjoyed the pears. I will be praying that this new experience leads to more tasty things for your diet. Have a great Sunday with Mom and Dad. I will check on you tonight. Love,Grandpa!!!!!!!!!!!

Chambers Family on April 13th, 2008 at 6:47 pm #

Hey keep meaning to tell you about the cutest shoes for little girls. They are called Pedipeds. You can see all the adorable styles online at Pedipeds.com or see in person at Nordstrom.

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