Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March 29, 2011

Happy Birthday to Patrick! Sorry, I didn't take any photos today, but I have things to write...

Charlotte gave Patrick the best present ever and nearly slept through the night last night for the first time in over 2 months. She woke only twice and just needed some pats on the back to fall back to sleep. It was fabulous.

We had a fun and delicious evening - Pat's sister Kelly made a cheesecake that we got to enjoy with her and Tim. Charlotte also learned about Cookie Monster and had fun saying "num num" along with a recording.

In other exciting news, we may have found a way to curb Charlotte's vomiting. I got to speak with a GI nurse on Monday who suggested we change up our feeding plan to dilute her formula throughout the day with water, rather than giving her all 300 mls/day of water straight overnight. This would reduce her feeds from 30 cals/oz to 25 cals/oz, making them slightly less dense.

Then this morning when I explained the new plan to her daycare I learned they were already doing this. They had mistaken Patrick's directions on how to start her feed and rather than using the water to clean out the bag, they were just mixing the water and formula. This was very exciting because we've been puzzled as to why she throws up less at daycare than at home. So far so good, and I'm hopeful we can once again feel comfortable without a burp rag in arm's reach.

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