"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

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Yay for Yogurt!

Connie made huge progress in oral intake this week. During his therapy on Tuesday he actually ate at least 3 tbsp. of vanilla yogurt. He wasn't crazy about the blueberry, but loved the vanilla. Later that day he had 3 tbsp of banana yogurt. Yesterday he ate gerber pureed carrots! About 3 tbsp. that time too. He's opening up for the spoon and swallowing. He's still not great about taking it off the spoon. He wants to put it in himself (control issues/fear) and he bites down on the spoon and won't let go for a few seconds. He's also loving water out of the Nuk sippy cup. He kind of stopped doing so hot with the bottle, mainly just chewing on it.

His weight went up another .5 oz. this week. He had a huge bm right before the weigh in, though.

We've sped up his feeds to go in over 1/2 hour rather than taking an hour to go in. He's tolerating that well. By the end of the week or early next week we'll bump up his 4 daytime feeds to 170 mL each time and reduce the overnight feeding by 40 mL. Hopefully we can keep that trend going until he is off the overnight continuous feeding and only eats during the day (like most humans!)

Sorry that the updates have slowed down. We don't have much news and haven't been out so we don't have much to talk about! No news is good news, that's for sure!

Mookie is turning three tomorrow and is so excited about her "blue bunny cake" that we'll be having.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful update. It certainly sounds like things are moving in a very positive direction! Yeah! I hear you've been in a deep freeze just like us, better to stay in it's just too cold to venture out. Supposedly we're suppose to hit 40 this weekend, I'll believe it when I see it - or feel it ;)

Here's a little birthday wish from the Kirkebak's to MK:

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Mary Kathleen
Happy Birthday to you!

Can't believe she's 3 already, time sure is flying. Claire's gonna be 18 months in a few weeks, she's getting ready to transition to the next room at day-care and I'm getting a little sentimental about it. She's not my "baby" anymore. She's certainly allowing her personality to shine through these days. She's quite the helper, wanting to do everything herself and voicing her opinion if she's not happy with our decisions. Not sure if it's the first signs of the terrible two's -but it's trying on the patience at times.

I hope MK has a great Birthday celebration, and that the great news about Connie keeps coming.

Love, Caryn