Thursday, May 25, 2006
monday afternoon greyson's doctor had us stop by the office for a weight check... we were praying it didn't drop. prayers were answered, he has gone from 18.7 pounds to 20.46 pounds in thirteen days!!! he is now in the 10% for weight!! this is mind blowing!! greyson has never hit the twenty pound mark, until now!! yeah g-man!!
we believe it is a direct result from our new way of meals. greyson gives us his usual five to ten minutes of so-so eating in the high chair. then he wants down. we take him out, give him a 5-10 minute break then for the next twenty minutes he will continue to take more and more bites as long as he is busy playing (anything BUT sitting in the high chair). no, this isn't ideal. yes, this is exhausting and time consuming. restaurants are pretty much out of the question. but the awesome part is: he can do it!! greyson has the ability to gain, with constant attention to every bite he takes in. meal time would be a breeze if we could only sit down, eat, and enjoy. however that isn't reality around here, not even close.
so far, we've had days when i feel that we can conquer this and days where i'm just left drained. we can't have one without the other. the ups and downs of life. as long as you expect the down days every once in a while, it's not so bad. for every over whelming meal i have had, i've had lots more awesome moments. like tonight... he sat in his high chair through most of his entire meal. which by the way, included about 15 bites of peas with melted cheese.
trying to remain strong and taking deep breaths. thanks again for reading and all the support! if you are a regular reader, family, or friends.... don't forgot to leave us a comment, we'd love to hear from you all!
Posted by tara at 6:59 PM