Friday, March 18, 2005

Weight gain and a bumbo seat!


Q: What weighs exactly 9 lbs 12 oz?

A: KENNEDY!!!!

YAY! Kennedy has gained 4 whole ounces in the last week! This is HUGE! Never in her whole 10 months of life has she gained that much in one week :o). I can't wait to call her doctors on Monday to tell them! I had a doctor appointment this week so I figured I may as well get her weighed, I'm glad I did! :o)

Anyway, Kennedy turned 10 months old on Wednesday. We are two months away from her 1st birthday. I can't believe it! This year has been so... incredible! With everything she has been through, she deserves the biggest birthday bash EVER! We're working on it! :o)

We got her a bumbo seat (the funny little chair in the picture up there) and she loves it! She sits there and plays with her toys like a big girl and you can just tell she is proud of herself! Now we just need to keep working on her balance so she can sit without the chair! It'll happen :o)

Kennedy is eating two stage 2 jars of baby food every day now (or sometimes she gets cereal mixed with fruit and miralax YUM). She also has discovered table food of the mushy variety since she has no teeth! :o) She LOVES french fries (go figure), mashed potatoes and gravy, clam chowder, applesauce, macaroni and cheese, and baked beans. A girl after my own heart! :o)

I apologize for not updating more often, life is busy busy as usual! I'll try to be better about that. Kennedy's surgeon has referred us to a nutritionist... again... *sigh* so if they ever CALL me I'll update then. I'm not real anxious to go (can ya tell? LOL) so I don't think I'll be the one calling them. :o)

Now that I've ended every paragraph with a smile, I am off to bed. Happy Easter to you all!

Saturday, March 5, 2005

Small Kennedy update...


Hello everyone!
Kennedy went in to the GI clinic yesterday and she weighed in at 9 lbs 8 oz, so she's gained 4 oz in 11 days... at least she's gained and not lost, but they really want her gaining more! Her GI really wants her on a bottle to see how much she's taking in, but she refuses to take it and I'm not going to make her miserable. Her GI and I seem to butt heads a lot. *sigh* Anyway he finally agreed to just give her time and see what happens since that's what her surgeon wants to do. Good thing!

In other news, today is my birthday, so we are going to the zoo so I can spend it with the monkeys (and the zoo animals too)! I'm sure I'll have lots of pictures to share later.

Kennedy goes back to Vanderbilt on Monday to see her surgeon so I'll get another update out then. :o)

PS. The picture of Kennedy with her big sister Kassidy was taken on Valentine's Day... can't imagine you would have figured that one out if I didn't tell you! ;o)