Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Meal

I think after 3 years and 7 months, Eliza may have had her first meal tonight.

OK, so maybe "meal" is a bit of an exaggeration. Perhaps a "nosh" is more accurate. Alright, let's be honest here, in most cultures the combination of this:

and this:

is a snack.

But to the parents of the non-eaters of the world, a thin "schmear" of peanut butter on a Ritz cracker is in fact a meal. It clearly has a carbohydrate and some protein. And since peanuts are a subgroup of legumes and legumes are a subgroup of vegetables, then I think it is safe to say Eliza ate a vegetable tonight. Yes, the logic is a bit stretched, not unlike Reagan's effort to categorize ketchup as a vegetable (since some tomato had made some contribution to the ketchup).

Eliza has in the past scraped the peanut butter off of the Ritz and then licked the peanut butter off of her finger. But tonight, she at the Ritz with the peanut butter on it. The combination of these two things going in Eliza's mouth at the same time is what I think makes this Eliza's first meal.

Time to break out her baby milestone book and add a page.

P.S. please do not leave comments about the questionable nutritional value of a Ritz cracker. They will not be well received. :)


Bridie said...

What great news! Way to go Eliza (and mom)!

Cora said...

I think that this is huge! And there are many days that ketchup IS counted as a vegetable at our house, so I think that peanut butter could be one too!

Proud preemie mom said...

Go Eliza! That is a big step. What a yummy first meal. I just tried to make Luke eat an entire Paula Deen pumpkin ooey gooey, so you'll hear no bashes about nutrional content from Atlanta.

abby said...

That's a great meal, in my book. And it does not seem to have involved you following her around, turning off Yo Gaba Gaba, and telling her to take a bite. So it's an even better meal.

Definitely bring ritz crackers with you. Maybe Hallie would consider breaking some bread with Eliza tomorrow.

JoLynn said...

Yaaay!!! Hey who cares about the "value". This could be a huge breakthrough for her. My son has oral aversion and we owe his breakthrough to the Ritz Co. They sell Wheat Ritz and Low Sodium too. So glad to hear the good news. You have a stunning lil girl. I wish you all the luck!!


Casey's trio said...

Hooray for Eliza...ritz with PB is totally a meal in my book!

therextras said...

Mmmmm! Peanut butter and crackers!

tomandcheryl said...

well, shoot, don't tell me ritz crackers are not nutritous (sorry about that spelling) my kids practically live on them. I take a sleeve whenever we leave the house.

Justine said...

Hooray Eliza! I totally agree with the ketchup thing too.