Merry Christmas!

Stella's first Christmas.

Stella's first Christmas rocked (and rolled).

I thought Stella’s holiday outfit made her look like a candy cane. Cody said it made her look like an escapee from Leprechaun Prison. Either way, she looked adorable.

Sleepy after eating too much ham and sweet potato pie, it’s time for us to hit the hay. Just wanted to wish everyone a very happy holiday, and inform you that Stella raised the bar in the feeding department. She took 530 mls by bottle, which is outstanding progress. A new record! And a very thoughtful Christmas gift for her parents–she really nailed it.

Just as importantly, she rolled from her belly to her back for the first time in weeks, saw and talked to her grandparents, great-grandfather, auntie and uncle via Skype, and helped me and Daddy cook Christmas dinner. A very merry day indeed. Hope yours was grand!


  1. Grandpa Pa · December 26, 2008

    What big beautiful eyes you have! Just gotta luv that smile..

  2. Dave and Peg · December 27, 2008

    Cody, Amber and Miss Stella

    Merry Christmas! We have been following progress. You are doing just great. What a fine family. Just remember……..we are very close by. We can hop over and you can go out to dinner……..we are great baby watchers……and pretty skilled too. We would love to have some time with the new charmer,Miss Stella.

    Love you

    Peg and Dave from Spokane

  3. Laurie · July 28, 2009

    Hi. My name is Laurie, and I have a 10mth old boy who is NG tube fed at the moment (since 8mths). I have been directed to your blog, and have read this far, so far. But, you could be telling my story in a lot of these posts, it’s crazy how similar things were for us. The reason I wanted to leave a message is that my boy, Jackson, also gave me a wonderful Christmas present by having his best ever feeding days, starting on Christmas day. It was magic, so I know how you must have felt on that day. I am looking forward to reading the rest of your blog for more inspriation. Thank you for sharing your story.

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