Charlotte's Journey Home

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Charlotte had her weight check yesterday. She weighed in at 9.1 lbs. If you don’t remember, last week she weighed 9.5 lbs. Since Charlotte lost weight, her NG tube will be going back in when Philippe gets home from work today. We’re a bit disappointed, but not surprised. Charlotte has been eating well, from a suck-swallow-breath perspective. However, she consistently eats only half of what she should eat at a sitting.

The good news is that she is finally on the growth charts—her height, in fact, puts her in the 75th percentile for height. Her weight is in the 10th-25th percentile. As for the cross-section of height for weight, she is still not on the charts.

We go back for another weight check in 2 weeks. With any luck we’ll be able to do another NG tube removal trial.

On the Mommy front:
Every woman I’ve talked to who has pumped and stored breast milk has a story of several months of lost milk due to a freezer door being left open, power outage, or something. Ours is a near miss story, thanks (again :)) to Colleen. Our power was turned off by ComEd on Sunday evening around 7 p.m. When the problem had not been resolved after 18 hours, Colleen volunteered to take the “liquid gold” to her extra freezer. Thank heaven! We finally got power back around 8 p.m. last night–25 hours later–and freezer probably wouldn’t have kept it frozen that long. (If you’re worried, we slept in our cool, comfortable basement. Charlotte’s first camping trip.)

Well, Charlotte is “paging” me and it’s time for her Viagra. (That’s just too funny, so I have to say it.)

Gotta run.

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Author: Culture Bean

I am a mother, a pre-published children's author, and a published academic. I am also a "mommy blogger," though I hate the term. My passions are reading and writing. As a professor, I strive to help my students think critically about the media and culture with which they engage. I've started this blog because it's time I put my money where my mouth is!

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