Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Me and the Kiddos




We took Ez for a weight check today. He is 7 pounds and 12 ounces now at three months old. His weight has slipped on the growth chart. He was already 5 boxes under where he should be but at this check he was nearly 6 boxes under. So, instead of getting better, he is lagging behind. This is not a surprise to us since he throws up the whole feeding at least 1-2 times a day and all of the other feedings he doesn't throw up at once but he slowly leaks it out over the next few hours. It is very frustrating and discouraging to feed, feed, feed and see your baby not able to hold it in. The good news is that his head and height were growing well so it is just his little body. We were referred to a pediatric GI that we will take him to within a week or so. We are already fortifying his formula with extra calories and we will now also add rice cereal to his formula. So, we've been a little stressed and worried about him lately but we are hopeful that he will continue to grow and get stronger. He is a tough little guy and such a joy to our family.

8 comments:

KrisJ said...

O 7 lbs sounds so good but maybe not good enough huh. I hope the new Doc will be able to help out a little more so that little man of yours can sky rocket those dang charts! Always in our prayers.. let me know if you need anything!

AshbyFamily said...

The Rice Cereal should help a lot. When Curtis had reflux we did rice cereal at 2 1/2 months and he only threw about 1/2 as much. I hope it works for you and that he grows a lot!

estanworth said...

It was so fun holding Ezra a couple of Sundays ago. He is looking good and try not to be discouraged. You guys are very blessed and the Lord is watching out for you and Erza!!

Steve and Kelli Fam said...

Dejavu! That was what happened to Kaia for the first six months. It will improve I just know it. He will do awesome and I'm sure the rice will help. At first I saw 7lbs and 12 oz and thought that was awesome...but I guess he needs more. He sure looks cute though.

Perky's Posts said...

Tirsa,
It's Christy! I love your blog and it is so fun to see your beautiful kids. I read your goal to lose weight. Of course that it mine too because we are planning at 10 year anniversary trip to Hawaii in June. Let me know what helps you!

Harris Family said...

He is looking good, and it sounds like he is acting like a healthy baby. I am sure the body will catch up soon!!

Robb and Kris said...

I'm sorry you're feeling stressed...we'll keep him on our prayer list. :)

Jolayne said...

As far as keeping the blog as a journal, a couple of people in the last few days have suggested blurb.com to me for creating a book. Sounds like a good once a year activity.