Wednesday, December 8, 2010

No feeding tube

Ellie weighed in at 10 lbs 3 ozs yesterday, so there was no NG tube requested by her GI doctor!!! We were given 3 options for continuing feeding- the currently method, plus pear juice for constipation, regular formula + oatmeal, or regular formula + oatmeal cereal+ polycose and pear juice for constipation. Evidently the GI doctor is not a fan of AR, I have no idea why. However, I can't say enough good things about it; if we had used it earlier Im sure we wouldnt have had the brush with the NG tube. The nutritionist said she didn't understand why they didn't like AR either, but in either case I suppose its water under the bridge. Now, it appears we have to deal with the sniffles passed from father to daughter. I hope it doesn't get too bad for her, her Baptism is Sunday! She looks like an absolute angel in her Baptism gown, I can't wait.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


2 months, 6 days to go. I went and looked at some photos of a "former" PRS baby who did not have distraction. I think Ellie's jaw is even better than hers was and so (1) Im eternally grateful to the mommy who did that blog (Ill send her a thank you note shortly), and (2) it makes me reconsider her plastic surgery appointment I scheduled a month before her surgery. But its December and so Im scared. Getting closer faster. And with the holidays this month, it might as well already be January.