Charlotte's Journey Home

Just a Regular Kid, Sort Of

The Tube Stays Out, For Now….


Charlotte saw Dr. Salem today. She weighed in at 11 lbs. 9 oz.—-1 full ounce less than on Monday. I came very close to crying when I saw the scale.

Dr. Salem wasn’t thrilled with the weight loss. But, I told her that Charlotte was taking more food orally every day, with every feed. It’s been remarkable, really. So, we got 3 more days of reprieve. We go back for a weight check on Saturday. If Charlotte has not gained weight, the tube goes back in.

Charlotte ended the day with a total of 640ml of formula taken orally. That’s the most she’s ever eaten. My fingers and toes are crossed.

By the way, Charlotte is 25 inches long—a full inch longer than last month.
Hmmm….at what point do you say the baby is xx inches “tall” instead of “long”? Does it have to do with when she is vertical?


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!

3 thoughts on “The Tube Stays Out, For Now….

  1. Yes, when Charlotte is vertical, you will start speaking in tall versus long. By the way, 6 year old Mollie just had her annual visit and she’s still in the inches versus feet thing! (49, to be exact) When does that end???

  2. Prediction:One day Charlotte Alice Geyskins will be calling the two of you ‘Shortie.’ Enjoy your supremacy while it lasts.Susan A.aka ‘Shortie’

  3. Oh, Beanie, the news is so good!Charlotte, keep up the good work eating. You don’t want that tube back in. Love, Bamma

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