Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Eating!!

Well this one will be short because I really need to get some zzz's before Matthew gets me up for his nightly feeds (yes plural, usually twice a night).

I was looking forward to posting a blog today about how we had made it a whole week without any vomits. Unfortunately Matthew killed that blog theme last night when he threw up again. So now I can blog that we went six days without a vomit ... better then the three days I could write about before. The last few vomits he's had have been smaller, usually throwing up a couple ounces of the 5-6 ounces he has drunk ... so maybe that's the bright side to look at.

But on another note I'm so very excited to write that Matthew is eating ... not just nibbles ... eating!! Like half to a whole jar of baby veggy food at time. This is so amazing and exciting to watch!! He does not like cereals (rice, oatmeal, wheat, etc) so this seems to be why we were having such a hard time starting him off since these are what you start with. When we put him back on solids a couple weeks ago I decided to fast track him to veggies since I figured we'd gotten enough little nibbles (I could only get about 1/4 tbsp into him when we last had him on solids) of cereal into him to determine whether he had any obvious (severe) allergy. So we did some basic cereals, he wasn't taking to it, so on to veggies and he seems to really like it. At supper time he even cries because I don't give it to him fast enough. We're so happy and excited and encouraged by this. Hopefully this will continue and once we have a good solid baseline to work with on what he likes then we're going to have to try figure out if the cereal issue is a taste dislike or if he's trying to tell us something by not wanting it.

And now I'm off to bed. Good night all!

5 comments:

HH said...

Wow Steph, certainly something to be excited about. Yay for Matthew! Hope he eats you out of house and home. Now, won't that be something to blog about! So happy for you all with these little progresses. Just don't get too excited and give him a big steak ok...lol.

Mrs. Bob said...

yaaaaay, matthew!!!! :)

Kevin & Amy said...

Fabulous! Glad he is doing so well on solids, not glad that he vomitted again, but 3 ozs. is 6 days is a lot to be thankful for:) Yay! With each new development like this, I'm sure you breathe a huge sigh of relief.

John&Mar said...

That's great! I think Samuel has taken Matthews cue, because the past two days he actualy ate solids! Hopefully Matthew's vomiting will slowly ease also.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news! Hopefully this is the beginning of more positive experiences with Matthew.

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