There's not a lot of new things to report! No new teeth, no amazing new skills. We're just continuing on day by day in our little journey through life. Elsie is growing up and changing from a baby to a toddler.
We went on a quick family road trip to Logan and Bear Lake over the Labor Day weekend. The girls thought the water in the lake was a bit too cold, so they didn't enjoy it as much as I had imagined that they would, and Elsie didn't love playing in the sand on the beach, either. Oh well. It was still fun. During this trip, I re-discovered my inner genius when I kept an empty Pringles can next to Elsie's car seat because I knew it would come in handy if/when she threw up in the car. And she eventually did throw up, and I caught it all in the Pringles can. Victory!
I'm getting braver and braver each time I do a tube-feeding in a public place. I used to be hyper-aware of people staring at us when I fed Elsie, and would get really nervous and self-conscious. But now it's no big deal. I'm still aware of people staring, but it doesn't bother me as much. On our trip to Bear Lake, I fed Elsie in a Golden Corral restaurant and at an outdoor drive-in type restaurant where you eat outside at picnic tables and watch as everyone goes by. Sure, people might watch us and wonder what is going on, but that's ok. I'm just feeding my kid, same as everyone else. Her food is just delivered by a different route.