Charlotte's Journey Home

Just a Regular Kid, Sort Of

Charlotte Helped Me Write This

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It’s astounding—feeding Charlotte the appropriate amount of calories for her weight (as recalculated on Friday) has made an enormous difference already. Charlotte weighed in today at a whopping 12 lbs. 4 oz. That’s 7 oz. up from Friday. Shocking. She’s now averaging .75 ounces a day over 2 weeks. Just one growth spurt changes the trendline enormously. If we’re lucky, Philippe will generate 2 graphs to show us how new data changes the picture.

We’re still using the tube (although it came out this morning and since she’s eating like a champ, we’re going to wait a few more hours to re-insert it). The GI doctor suggested (by phone) that we add something called Duocal to her formula to fortify it even more. This will help us get more calories in with less volume and hopefully less effort from Charlotte. We’re hoping that we’ll be able to do another trial removal sooner rather than later. Charlotte has her 6 month shots on Tuesday, so more news on the tube front then.

Big food news: Charlotte has been having some rice cereal several times a day for a while now. She opens her mouth for it like a little bird. Today we started with bananas. Despite the face she’s making in this picture, she actually liked bananas a lot.

As I write, she’s practicing rolling onto her tummy. The road to “regular kid” has some bumps in it, for sure, but we are so blessed to have such a happy, easy child.

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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!

2 thoughts on “Charlotte Helped Me Write This

  1. She’s beautiful :)-Vanessa

  2. Such a cute picture! You just need to add Miles to the keyboard / writing team!

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