Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Kind of boring but ...

What an amazing writer I am. I know just how to captivate a reader through my thought-provoking and interest-peaking titles.

I know my posts have been few and far between and somewhat boring at times. This one is no exception. Basically I just wanted to update that it has been a full 3 weeks of good eating for the Chubadub. I was able to weigh her at the Feeding Therapy appointment today and she weighed 14 lbs! That means she's gained 1.5 lbs in a month which is amazing for her (she has never gained more than a lb. in a month before).

Today she showed off and ate an entire baby food jar of applesauce and 1.5 oz of rice cereal for the feeding therapist. Again, I know this doesn't sound like much to the average person, but I can't stress what a victory this is for her. She literally would not open her mouth for a spoon 4 weeks ago and is now averaging around 4-5 oz of solids a day. I never thought I would see the day. I had visions (nightmares) of G-Tubes and a long road of tube feeding and oral aversion to just about everything merely a month ago.

Bottle feedings are still a struggle around here. The therapist mentioned that next week she will be working with The Chubs to transition to a sippy cup which will be a huge task. Every time we introduce something new that is expected to go inside her sensitive mouth, it's a major hurdle. However, I'm confident that if anyone can help her, it's our OT. I mean, I owe this lady in a serious way for getting my child to eat from a spoon. As far as I'm concerned she's nothing short of a miracle worker, and if she could convince my child to eat off a spoon, then she can do anything. For realz.


  1. Ellie, this is amazing! I can't believe how much she's eating now. It's a HUGE deal. I'm so happy for you guys & I'm glad you found such an amazing OT to work with the Chubs. 14 lbs is awesome!!!

  2. That such great news! And you are not boring. I'm always looking for updates, and I'm so glad to hear that there has been so much improvement lately.

  3. Haha! Love the ploy to entice readers!

    But this is not a boring post at all! This is wonderfully fantastic news that the Chubs has had and continues to have success with feeding!!! It is great to hear of her weight gain. Eating is a huge milestone and it is important for both you and baby to feel that success. And I would say that your fears were not unfounded, but I am so, so happy the Chubs is doing so well!

    Sounds like you have a really good fit with your OT for the Chubs and family. It is important to have supportive care that makes you feel like part of a working team to help your daughter to grow and develop.


  4. Ellie,
    I am a horrible commenter. Your first post about the Chubs eating more had me grinning from ear to ear. This post did the same thing. I am so glad to hear that the Chubs is starting to eat more. I am sure that this development has you wanting to dance all around the house.
    I hope the transition to the sippy cup goes well. Perhaps since the OT has had such success with the spoon...Wishing you all the luck in the world.