Belle turned eight months old tonight. We celebrated with a puree blend of organic banana and garnet yam, with oils added for Omega-3. Then we walked down to 7-11 for National Night Out, a yearly community building and crime prevention event. Belle watched curiously as I drank a Slurpee and ate a ham sandwich. Then she gripped my unopened bag of Sun Chips like it was just another noise making toy.
Belle now weighs 12 lbs, 12 oz and measures 24.5 inches. She gained eight ounces from last Friday's visit. Her doctor said it's OK for Belle to be small as long as she stays on a curve. Belle only gained four ounces in July. Her doctor recommended a nutritional supplement that added an extra sixty calories a day. I realised I can accomplish doublee this with continued feeding on demand plus butter, cereal and complimentary foods at least twice a day. It worked.