Bela just took 20 mls from a bottle!! I know that's less than an ounce, but that is HUGE for us!! I can't believe how happy it made me to give her a bottle and have her take it. This is only the second time she has even sucked on a bottle, the first time tho it was only a couple seconds. The only way I can get her to take any is if I go in while she is sleeping during the night, pick her up and offer it to her while she is pretty much out of it. If I offer it to her during the day she won't take it. I used to think she just forgot how to drink from a bottle, but now I know that she knows, she's just being stubborn and dosn't want to take it.. :) Actually, I think she is scared of drinking from a bottle because of all the vomiting she does. I was told at my last apt that I should probably just give up the bottle feeding and work on the spoon feeding, but I just couldn't do that. If I can just get her to take the bottle with thickened milk, we can get her tube out sooner. So I kept at it, and I am so hopeful that she'll get it. She is doing better at the spoon feeding too. She will have a really good eating day, then the next day she'll vomit the second the tiniest taste of food hits her lip like she complelety forgot how to do it. It's been a couple months that we've been working on it, and she has made good progress. She used to vomit every time and scream. Now she will actually take a couple bites if I work her in slowly enough and if she gets enough praise while she's doing it. She's high maintenance even while eating... But she is getting over her fears little by little. She still gags when I stick a bite in her mouth, but most of the time lately it dosn't end in vomiting.
I have SOO much to update, and new pictures to post, but I just had to document this night.. I havn't been this excited in a long time!