Thursday, February 26, 2009

eating, weight gain, and a white horse.

Alex has been losing weight since September (5 lbs total), at first no one was worried because he was such a chubby little thing, click here to see how chubby he was........ As he kept losing the nutritionist got worried. Anyway, yesterday nutrition came by for his weigh in and measurements, and he gained 10 ounces! Its because he is eating so much from spoon feeding, if he gains a lot more in a week, we get to cut back on his peptamin, and increase the table (pureed food). This is what it is all about, this is the first step in losing the button, and the tubes. Now we are far from that day, he drinks no volume by mouth, but we are headed in that direction. We have gone from eating just one ounce of pureed table food a day 2 months ago, to 5 sometimes 6 ounces. If you didn't know one ounce of pureed food is the size of a regular ice cube. This is great news! I honestly thought for a while we might be one of the few (RTS) kids who always has the button. He continues to grow in length, this has never been an issue for him, he is almost 32 inches tall, and his weight is now 24lbs, almost 25. In August he was 29 pounds so he lost 5 lbs, but is now back on the increase, hopefully just not as fast.



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Way to go, sweet Alex! Keep up the good work. I am so proud of you. I love you!

Aunt Mary

Our Journey said...

go alex!! great news!! he looks GREAT!! frankie is doing ok on stage 3 foods FINALLY! i cant wait until he too can get volume by mouth so i can stop nursing and he can stop night feeds!!

Jacqui said...

that is such good news. Sounds like he is doing so well with the eating...it is all about tiny tiny steps...and then after a while you realise what bid strides have actually been made.

Following Him said...

YAY for Mr. Alex! Look at that standing boy :)
~Elyse~

Michelle said...

Yee ha! I'm so glad for weight gain, that is awesome!!

Marissa said...

Way to go Alex, keep eating like the little champ you are!!!

Alicia

Hope said...

Great news! Way to grow, Alex!!

Brandi said...

Are you telling your mommy that you want to start horseback riding lessons? I think so! She can add that to your weekly schedule :)