this is what we have found with shilo's g-tube and our transition to a blenderized diet. abigail always wants to know what shilo is eating, what medicine she is taking, and what it is for (she also wants to be a doctor when she grows up). and i answer those questions every time we feed shilo.
abigail also has a baby doll that had g-tube surgery a while back (i'm actually a pretty great surgeon. had we known ahead of time, i could have saved us some time and money and just used scissors and a knife to put shilo's tube in.) she has a very similar tube to shilo's, and abigail has a connector tube as well as a couple of syringes to feed her baby. pretty much every day this is what happens.
|abigail using her blender.|
|'what are you making?' 'milk, coconut oil, and mustard.' (i've never fed that combination to shilo, just for the record.)|
|it's going to be loud mama.|
|are you ready?|
|ornery face for good measure.|
|pouring it in a bottle.|
|sucking it up in the syringe.|
|getting the air out.|
|a little more.|
|clamping the tube shut.|
|is your belly full baby?|
|taking the extension tube out.|
|closing the g-tube.|
see. something completely normal. baby is fed. dishes need done. and then baby gets layed down for a nap. our lives are not nearly as exciting as they look to the curious onlookers we notice.