When you were still in my tummy and you were diagnosed with Cri-du-Chat syndrome, I did a LOT of reading. I went over and over and over every piece of information I could find about this syndrome and what it might mean for your life. One of the things I read was that infants with Cri-du-Chat often have trouble feeding and gaining weight. You also had your own quirky aesophagus that wasn't formed the way the doctors said it should be, and you were going to need an operation to help it do what it should. Both of these things went around and around in my head and I worried a lot about how you were going fare.
This week, I am beginning to think that there is absolutely nothing wrong with your eating ability!!!!
At the health food shop on Friday, I asked the lady for 4 muffins. I watched her put them in the bag - one, then two, then three, then four. I paid $12, for 4 muffins at $3 each. The lady handed the bag to me and I carried it flat, balancing two muffins on each hand.
When I got home I sat down with the girls to enjoy our muffins. One at a time, the girls reached into the bag and took a muffin... Miss F, then Miss J, then Miss V, then me.
There was still one left in the bag.
Me, "That's funny, I'm sure I only bought four...."
Miss V, "Because I am two, I can have two."
Me, "Nice try darling."
Miss V, "April fools!!! It's not for me. It must be for Zy!"
Miss J, "Yeah! For Zy!"
Miss F, "Don't worry! I will eat it for him!"
Baby Warrior, thank you for sharing a meal time with us and changing the thoughts in my head about you and food. I am sure it was your cheeky grin I saw flash across your surrogate sisters' faces when they offered to eat your muffin - and this is the image I will keep in my head when I think about you at meal times.
P.S.. And don't worry.... I ate the muffin for you.