Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Scarlette's Recovery Update

Scarlette is doing very well recovering from her surgery. Her mouth is healing nicely and although she has had some tenderness she seems to be ok. I often find her "tongueing" her new palate, she is not quite sure what to make of it. For those of you wondering what it would be like to go from her previous palate to her new reformed palate take three of your fingers and place them as flat as you can against the roof of your mouth. Quite a difference, huh?! It is definitely taking her some getting used to in regards to eating, she acts like her tongue is constantly getting in the way and as a result hasn't yet really embraced sucking on her bottle. We have been feeding her from an open cup and a spoon and she is taking to that quite well. She also has developed a new love of solids and is now experimenting with stage 2 foods. Because of her extreme sensitivities with food we have to introduce new foods very slowly, but so far we have gotten no negative reactions to any of the foods she has tried!

Scarlette is having her first birthday party on Saturday and we have lots of people coming to celebrate with us! Some very special guests are two of my friends who I met through Cafemom who have babies that were born within days of Scarlette. Megan is coming all the way down from New Hampshire, and Ashley will be traveling from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! We are all excited to meet each other for the first time in real life and smooch on each other's babies that we have been cooing over via the internet since they were just ultrasound pics!

Another special guest coming in tomorrow night is my mom, Scarlette's GJ! She was able to make the trip out to visit with Scarlette and we are so glad that she is able to make it! We are doing a cupcake themed party with lots of fun, food and people! I am getting so excited but I can't believe my baby is already turning one!

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