I can honestly say that this has been the best week we have ever had with both girls. It has been just normal. The week has been exactly what I expected it to be when pregnant and anticipating a second child.

Ryder is almost four months old and this week is the first time I’ve gotten to experience that. Oh how thankful I am!

All of a sudden Ryder has turned a corner. She is EATING. And I mean seriously eating. I can’t get enough food in her! On Tuesday she started this marathon eating and it hasn’t stopped.

TODAY SHE TOOK 4 OUNCES IN 20 MINUTES!!! This is the first four ounce bottle of her life. She also had two three ounce bottles both 15 minutes or less.

Ryder is also playing by herself more and having longer periods of being awake finally (which means better naps instead of catnapping all day long!).

The best news of all is that she has gained SIX OUNCES since Monday! The doctor says that the feeding tube is off the table for now and deleted off the chart! Hallelujah!

Ryder and I were so thrilled by this news that we came home and had a giggle party.

In fact, she giggled so hard she fell over! This picture cracks me up because it looks like the pictures of those huge headed puppies I used to see all the time. Do you know what I’m talking about?

“But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.” – Psalm 5: 10-12

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9 comments on “Ryder’s giggle party”

  1. Wonderful news! Party dance for no feeding tube.

    Ryder looks so happy and healthy. Go Ryder go! That is fabulous eating!!! I’m sure this will give you a spring in your step and more peace in your heart that she is feeling good.

    I must admit, I am having a hard time “comparing” our girls. I feel like Ruby should be keeping up with Ryder. Got.to.stop.it.now. 🙂

    Is she working on tummy time? We just started today (2 weeks post-op) and we have a LONG way to go!

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