Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Good night, friends

Blaise has been acting out care behaviors with her stuffed animals and dolls for a while, mostly in the feeding domain. The last few days, though, we've seen her start to push that further. She put several of her friends to bed the other night, even patting their backs and singing a little.


The animals are also subject to less fun care. They "bump heads" and get kisses. They also, apparently, share Blaise's dislike of diaper changes. She was putting a diaper on one of her stuffed monkeys last night and after a minute began patting his stomach and saying "Relax, relax." Ben and I both laughed out loud to hear her so closely mimic what we do when she starts resisting diaper changes.

2 comments:

oleyfriends said...

I saw your blog and wanted to congratulate you on being tube-free! What a great story. It's so full of hope.

I work for the Oley Foundation. We help families who are dealing with tube and IV feedings at home.

In case it's helpful for you now, or down the road, I wanted to mention that we have some articles on diet/hydration and short gut. One in particular that might be helpful for you is posted here: http://www.oley.org/lifeline/Dietary_Management_SBS.html

I'm wondering if you would be open to sharing your story with Oley members? If you'd consider it, please contact me.

Warm regards,
Roslyn Dahl
Oley Foundation staff member
www.oley.org
dahlr@mail.amc.edu
(800) 776-OLEY

Sandra said...

I see Blaise remembers the importance of "tummy time!"