Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Great Discoveries

In a week where people are tossing the word "historic" around a lot, I've been thinking about the great discoveries of history: the New World, penicillin, pulsars. And in the same spirit of exploration that led to these historic discoveries, Blaise has discovered her own thumb!

This is a great discovery in my book because she tends to spit out her pacifier and then be consumed by The Rage. Of course, I'll be trying to break her of this in a few years, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

In other news, Blaise is gaining weight beautifully, at a rate of nearly an ounce a day, and the nutritionists seem quite pleased with her progress on that front. She's also absorbing at least some of the milk that she's getting from her enteral and oral feedings, which is a good sign in terms of the functionality of her remaining bowel. We'll try to get some more photos up soon so you can see just how much she's growing. She was destined for chubby cheeks (just look at her parents) and they're starting to appear.

1 comment:

vicki said...

Discovering a thumb is a very big accomplishment! After all it is something she will need the rest of her life, the sucking is just the beginning. Just think when she runs across things she doesn’t like…Thumb her nose at it. Can’t catch a taxi… Thumb a ride. Only has an hour before that book report is due, Thumb through the book to read the last chapter. Want to sound impressive in that report, “As a rule of thumb”, Wants to show Ben she is proud of him becoming President of the USA, Give him a Thumbs Up. The list could go on and on. As I have clearly pointed out your daughter is a genius to choose this as one of her first accomplishments!