Well ... knock on wood. I think Lucy is good to go. She is definately ready for a return to daycare (on Monday) as she has been singing a song that she learned at daycare. There are only two recognizable words but all the other "words" are very correct in her head as she says the same thing each time. It's a song in Spanish ... I love that she's learning Spanish at daycare, I just have to keep remembering to listen for it (thank goodness I know the language). She always says "si" instead of "yes" and will often say por favor in place of please. Very adorable little Spanish speaking Ethiopian girl. Tonight for dinner she ate an entire polish sausage. I find this incredible. Yesterday for dinner, she had spagetti with meat sauce. I cut the noodles up. Lucy normally doesn't "do" noodles but has in the past accepted spagetti noddles with meat sauce. Last night, she put a bite of spagetti in her mouth, and worked on it awhile ... before I knew it she spit out perfectly clean noodles and ate the sauce. She's pretty talented. It is sometimes irritating that I have a picky eater. It's the THINGS she's picky about. She won't eat rice or pasta ... it was only in the past week that she accepted bread. She gave up most crackers. Yogurt is a no go ... even in the midst of post-surgery she wouldn't eat posicles (that's ok with me!). Soup, no. Most meat she'll eat, especially if it's covered with katsup. Of all things ... she LOVES the Ethiopian yellow split peas with injera (yeah to this). One night she ate almost an entire can of peas, the next day, she wouldn't even look at them. Fickle fickle fickle.