After 15 months of sleeping, elevated, on his tummy, in a harness. Alex has the freedom to roll, sit up, and go wherever he wants to within the limits of the bars on his crib.
It was time. He was starting to fight us when we would strap him in the harness, and it just didn't seem right anymore to make him lay like that. The submissive ways of my little baby in bed are gone.
His feeds during the day are up to 6 ounces, so we are up three ounces a bolus in a little over a week. He is handling it well. He is still getting about 2 and a half ounces at nap time, but I hope to slowly take this out, and add to the bolus feeds (10cc's at a time, 1 ounce a day) , and eliminate
any fluid at nap time. This is my goal. However,
The nutritionist wants
to increase his peptamin
because she says he
isn't getting enough
calories, and he is still
losing weight, this doesn't
help me with my goal. She wants to increase very small amounts at a time, so we are starting wiht half an ounce, so just 5cc's for each bolus, not a big deal. Im hoping he can either maintain or slowly gain, so we dont have to continue adding volume to our feeds.
I'm afraid adding more is going to start the throwing up again. Isn't it better to feed less, and keep it all in, that to increase and throw it up anyway.
I would like to work his 555cc into the three bolus feeds before we add anymore fluid to our lives. Tomorrow we start with the extra half ounce, so 570cc total. So far, sort of good, I think!