Thanks to everyone who is checking in with my weight loss progress. Believe me, it is motivating to know that I've put it out there for all to see me either fail or succeed...I'm going with the latter! 4 pounds in 2 weeks isn't amazing progress but we are moving in the right direction. Usually when I lose weight (yes, I've done this a million and one times) I lose quicker in the beginning. But, the difference this time is that I am usually doing some really hard, strict diet that as soon as I go off, I put the pounds back on. So, this time my game plan has been to exercise a lot and eat sensibly. This isn't always easy...old habits creep back in...cookies baking at a friend's house smell divine, watching Blaine munch on chocolate makes me envious, etc. So, I've allowed myself to enjoy these things at a minimum and try to not make myself feel totally deprived. So far it is working, albeit at a much slower pace than I'd like. But, I am moving in the right direction and I am going to reassess my dieting plan as needed. I have really been good at working out. Of course, Blaine has been out of school this month and so he's been around a lot more to relieve me of my motherly duties so I can sneak away to the gym. We'll see what happens in a week when he is back in school! I have to say that I have felt really great exercising and eating better. It just feels GOOD!
Our update on Ez is that we saw a pediatric GI yesterday. We weighed him and he was still 7 pounds 12 ounces after almost a week. Babies are supposed to gain an ounce a day and the really bad thing is that Ez had been doing so great the past few days that we for sure thought he would have gained at least a few ounces. No such luck! Anyway, so the specialist has ordered some tests. On Monday, Ez will go to the hospital and drink a bottle with barrium dye in it. Then they'll take x-rays of his stomach to see if there is anything notable. I'm not too worried about that procedure. (Although, with a baby who vomits...I wonder how successful we will be with this barrium thing!) On another day, the doc wants to do a scope with a camera and get into his stomach to get a better picture. I am REALLY worried about that one. That means intubation, anesthesia, and possibly an overnight stay in the hospital. I really don't want to put him through this. He is too small for this stuff. I know that he's had worse...surgery within the first hours of life and weeks of tubes down his throat. But, I just don't want to go back to that...not even for a day. So, that is our update. Ez needs to gain precious ounces and I need to lose pesky pounds!!!