|Pic unrelated to post, but isn't she adorable?|
My baby girl is obsessed with mandarin oranges. Seriously, she will sit and inhale *two* oranges as a snack. She'd probably eat more if I let her, but I'm trying to keep her from gorging.
I usually give them to her in segments, sometimes in half-segments. I often remind her to chew, but she gets a little too, um, eager, and will only chomp down three or four times before attempting to swallow. Amazingly enough, this has not caused any choking or even gagging. I know that I have a great ability to eat quickly, and without a lot of chewing either, so maybe she comes by it honestly? Still, I would much prefer she'd at least chew it a few more times. Hubbs has reported seeing evidence of not chewing in her diaper. Ew.
Regardless, the consumption is getting out of hand. We bought a case (5 lbs) last week, and save for the rotten ones (there are always a few rotten ones), she ate 90% of the box. In less than a week.
Thankfully, she's equally spirited about eating other foods (like eggs, puffs, watermelon, raisins, etc) or else I'd be seriously worried.
|She's holding a silicone finger gum/toothbrush. She loves chewing on that thing.|
In other news, I am feeling very blessed at the moment. We're all healthy again, Hubbs is a loving hubby and a fantastic provider, and Baby Loquacious is a contented little girl who is curious about life and learning quickly.
Sometimes I read blogs about babies who've passed, or ones who are very sick, and it always brings me back to a place of complete and utter gratitude to God for being so merciful and gracious to me. I am wholly undeserving but so very thankful that He has not called me to walk those particular valleys. I don't know how people do it, but by His strength. And without the hope of Jesus? I don't know that anyone can.
May He be glorified in me, in us, as we walk with Him. And may Baby L's life be set apart for Him.