Thursday, January 15, 2009

May the Weight Gain BEGIN!?

YEAH! Lainey is eating again! We think she has been protesting food because of her new teeth. On Tuesday her appetite picked up and she has been eating ever since. She is drinking roughly 25 oz. of formula, eating a bowl of rice cereal, and 2 - 3 jars of baby food per day! I knew with a few days of hanging out with my mom, she would be eating again! Unfortunately, with all of this eating, she has also had a lot of pooping! Today I bought a box of 600 wipes and the cashier said, "Wow! That is a lot of wipes!" I informed him that my child will go through that box in less than two weeks. I wish I had taken a picture of the look on his face! :)

Lainey's dietitian called yesterday and wants us to try her on 30 calorie Alimentum. Hopefully this will help her gain weight. Making 30 calorie formula is n0t as simple as 24 calorie where you just add more formula. When making 30 formula you add extra formula and a special powder called Polycose. Of course our local pharmacy did not have any Polycose, so we had to wait until the order came in today. Tonight we will begin making 30 calorie bottles and trying them out tomorrow.

Tomorrow we will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Center for Lainey's monthly checkup. I know she will not be at 17 lbs. like the dietitian had wanted, but we have tried very hard. Our baby scale here at home says she weighs 16 lbs. 4 1/2 oz. We think she looks great, but we know the doctors know BEST. I will update everyone on our news from Lainey's checkup. Please pray for a good visit. She has been very healthy this month, minus the weight loss due to teething. We hope she continues to do well through the winter and with being around all of the germs that the kids, Sid, and I bring home.

Thank you to all of my new blog friends. It is great to meet people who are going through or have gone through similar situations as I have with Lainey. I often look at blogs, but never comment. I appreciate you welcoming me into your lives through your blog. I no longer feel so alone with having a "sick" child, while everyone else around me has healthy children. God knew what He was doing when He chose us to take care of these precious angels!

Until tomorrow......

DeAnn

4 comments:

Cindy said...

qwksfGood luck tomorrow! I'll be praying for you!

Aspiemom said...

I'm glad she's eating again. She's very close to that goal weight. I hope her appt goes well and will be watching for your report.

Phoenix's Mom said...

Glad to hear things are going better! Best of luck at your appointment!
Standing by for updates!
Angela

Lil' Chris' Mom said...

Good luck on your appt. I hope you get good results:) Can't wait to hear;)
M