"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, December 10, 2007

It's been a while. . .

I thought I posted an update last night but I may have forgotten to "publish post". Basically I was just writing to tell everyone that even though Friday and Saturday had considerable vomiting, both Sunday and today he only threw up about 1/2 of his first feed of the day and kept everything else the rest of the day and overnight down. I hesitate to post this wonderful news because as Murphy's Law would have it, every time I do, within minutes he pukes up his tube and all! Knock on some wood tonight that he'll stay asleep and that this trend of proving me wrong will end.

Speaking of sleep, he's developing some bad habits. He's going down around 7 or so and then waking up at 9 or 10pm and wanting to be up for an hour or so. Then he sleeps in so late in the morning. This needs to stop because Mommy needs her time in the evenings and because he has PT early on Friday mornings so he can't sleep in! Today he slept until 9:30! He ended up only taking one nap but it was about 4 hours long. Weird. Just when you get them figured out they change! I've been letting him sleep instead of feeding him his first feed at 7 while he's asleep. It wakes him up since it makes him vomit. I figured he's been doing better (less vomiting) if he's up for a few minutes and can get some good coughs before the feed starts. He seems to only throw up the first half as opposed to the whole thing if I feed him before/just when he wakes. Then only problem with waiting till he's up is that it's hard to get in 4 feeds before having to turn the pump on continuous at 10pm. I want him to get enough ML's throughout the day and to do so he needs to get that first feed early enough. Today I let him sleep but spaced the feeds every three to three and a half hours and I was able to get in four feeds and still give him a break for an hour before turning it on for the night. I'm sure this makes little sense and I apologize for boring you, but it's related to Connie so there you go. This website is all things Connie afterall!

There are a couple of new pics on the right side of the page. Enjoy!


Shari said...


It sounds like things are "looking" up and there might be a trend of improvement as far as vomiting goes. Our son had the same issues and it was that darn NG tube. The pics are beautiful! He is so big now!

Praying as always!



H. James said...

Oh Erin, your post makes unbelievable sense to me. My life still revolves around counting ml and time and trying to give Bailey a 'break' from feeds. I can tell you that while it hasn't exactly gotten easier, we have gotten very used to it & it has just become part of our everyday life. We celebrate the non-vomiting days, just like you!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Conway slept through without vomiting last night.

Your friends,
Heather, Tim & Bailey James

Anonymous said...

I can't help but chuckle looking at the new pictures, he really has quite a bit of hair - especially when you compare him to what MK had at this age. He's got way more than Claire has now at 16 months! Love the new pictures, they're just adorable, and he has such great expressions. I'm sure each and everyday brings something new for you to contend w/, but I want you to know that I'm amazed at how you keep it all together. It's certainly a testament to your strength. Keep up the great work, and we'll continue to pray that he makes progress to keeping his feeds down and his sleep patterns even out a bit more.

Love, Caryn