Tuesday, December 11, 2007
It's Pizza Time in the City
So after a disastrous week last week of no eating, two pediatrician visits and a visit to the GI, what does Eliza do yesterday? Eats pizza. Actually chewed and swallowed the pizza. five or so good size bites. It took a while, especially the last wonking piece she bit off, but she did it! She had quite the determined face while slowly chewing but eventually with only a little bit of eye watering, swallowed the pizza. There is no rhyme or reason to this feeding problem.
At the GI visit last week Eliza had actually gained some weight in the three days since she had been at the pediatrician and had lost weight. Even allowing for the 6 ounce discrepancy between the pediatrician's scale and the GI's scale she had gained weight and was either 18lbs 2ozs or 18 lbs 8 ozs, depending on whether or not you deduct the 6 ounces. I was pretty relieved and the GI said since she looks and acts healthy, is gaining some weight that he would not "poke a hole in her belly" just yet. So we go back in January and see how she is doing then.
My mother's theory is that now that she has five molars (not sure where that fifth one came from) that she will start figuring out how to chew. Could be that Nannie is on to something here. We are skipping that whole lumpy puree stage 3 foods and sticking with the smooth purees and continue trying crunchy foods and table foods and hope for no choking and gagging.
In case you are wondering where the pizza eating is in these photos, you can stop looking. There is no documentation of the event, these are just some random photos of Eliza.