Thursday, May 25, 2006

super huge update



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!

19 comments:

Heidi said...

I'm so happy for you and your family Tara, this is such amazing progress! I can hear you beaming ear to ear. Sam is hard to keep in her high chair also, it's so exhuasting at times. I do the same thing when I have to - feed her when she's walking around because that seems to work if she's not eating a bite sitting down. So whatever works, just keep doing it without any question. YAY Greyson! Such a cute picture too.

Heidi

chesneygirl said...

Tara, I'm SOO glad he's doing better!!!
My son is not much older than yours and I can certainly appreciate how you are feeling. Being a mommy isn't always fun and games. You do what you can....whatever works, even if sometimes it isn't "ideal." His health is most important.

I'll continue to pray for you guys.

Enjoy your long holiday weekend, hun!!! :)

Renee said...

Hooray for Greyson! That's great news, Tara! He's headed in the right direction, that's for sure.
And he's so incredibly beautiful. . I mean, handsome.

Marisa said...

What an awesome weight gain!

He'll start to sit in his highchair longer, and longer each day, you wait & see! Before you know it, you won't have to chase him with a fork and spoon to feed him. :-)

Jennifer said...

That's great! Just your confirmation that God still answers prayers. I'll continue praying. You look great Greyson.

Suzanne said...

i just found your site from a comment from you on a friend's blog. i love your site! i will pray for you and greyson. and will visit often.

Magnolia Mom said...

Yay! So glad to hear he's gaining! I'll keep yall in my prayers.

kendra said...

Yay Mommy, Daddy, & Greyson!!! I knew he was my BIG boy. Love you guys and everything will be alright:)

Jenny said...

Wow I am so happy for you all. Grayson reminds me so much of my oldest Brayden. The nutritionest told me to do the same thing with Brayden to make it fun for him and show him how to enjoy his meals. It was an act of congress at first but we all got the hang of it.

Way to go Grayson and Tara!!!
You are a great Mom and it really shows.

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M&M's Mom said...

I have been reading your blog waiting for an update! I am glad things are turning around for you! Keep your faith! Everything will come in time.

K.T. says peace said...

That is awesome-My daughter hasn't gained any weight in the last 4 years either she is 45 lbs and 9 years old.of course she hasn't gained any height either I think she is like 3'8" I think part of her Down Syndrome,Doc hasn't said anything though....But that is so awesome!!!

Chris said...

What a relief! I love the picture
Tara, he is such a doll. Thank God he is eating better! Have a great Memorial Day weekend. :)

Shannon said...

Good picture and great news!

Hugs!

Michelle said...

That is so great. Greyson's at that age where he's starting to gain independence. So, if you have to feed him while he's running about, just do it! Eventually he will want the social skills and will want to eat at the table like everyone else!

Ex-playgroup mommy said...

Tara that is GREAT news!! That is a HUGE gain! I'm sure it must make you feel much better. I can only imagine how much patience it takes to sit through a meal but you are doing it and it's paying off!! You are a great Mommy! Greyson is so lucky!

I love that pic of him! Great shot!

BTW -- love the idea of peas with melted cheese!

Michelle said...

Congratulations, Greyson! That's wonderful to hear. Hopefully soon he will learn the love of eating and won't need to be playing while he does so. But whatever works is what is best for him right now. You guys are doing a great job. Keep it up! I hope to hear more updates like this :)

Alison said...

Great News!!!!! Go Greyson!

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