Tuesday, May 31, 2011

*Gavin Update*

So a little re-cap

At Gavins 6 month appt. The Dr. was concerned about his weight gain. He was not gaining as much as the Dr. would have liked him too, but because he had only been on solids for a little over 2 weeks, the Dr. wanted to give that a little time to see if that would help him put on a little chub.

So over this last month I did a lot of praying, a lot of stressing, a lot of worrying, a lot of crying, and a LOT of craming food down Gavin's throat... by his will of course.

I wanted to make sure he gained weight. I was just sure he was. He felt heavier. He eats a ridiculous amount. I walked into that Dr.s office super confident.

Well it didn't really play out how I had imagined. He did gain 12 ounces, but I guess for his age he should be gaining about 1/2 ounce to an ounce a day. So She said ideally she would have liked him to gain around 30 ounces, but he should have at least gained 15. It doesn't make any sense. to me that he's not gaining. But I'm glad I have a Dr. who is catching this while hes still so young... if there even is anything to catch. I'm hoping he just got that amazing metabolism gene that I failed to recieve.

So next Friday we go see a Pediatric GI and then I have a referral to a Nutrition Specialist. Im not quite sure what either will do, but for now I will just love on my kid and pray my heart out. Please keep him in your prayers.

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