What does that number mean you ask? Well, mark this day down in the history books folks because that number represents a Wyatt eating/drinking milestone. He has never taken in more than 20 oz of food in one day. Insanity. I have been walking on cloud nine all afternoon. Praise God for this jump.
If Wyatt gains weight over the weekend, we will start cutting back this ridiculous night feed he is on. I am so ready for that. I hate the night feed. It's not natural to "eat" while you sleep. I want him to wake up and feel that hunger. Anyway, so thankful for today. For the first times since the first few days, I can kind of see what this will look like for our family. I can envision his g-button being used less and less each day! And my hope to have it out in the Spring is beginning to become real.
Please pray for his continued eating. For his volume to continue to increase. For him to not get tired of the process and "stand off" or figure out other tactics. I am so, so thankful for all you and all of your prayers. Just grateful!
I have another request. As a mom of a little boy that from birth has had to have nutrition pumped into him in some form or fashion, we don't know any different. We don't have another kid that ate. This is all we've known. It's not been easy. I'll be really honest though, I cannot not imagine knowing normal and then having to go through a feeding issue. I've gotten to be close with some of the moms here and all their stories are so different yet the same. Our kids struggle to eat. So when they're having a hard day because their daughter is crying her eyes out at the sight of the high chair or their son refuses all but a couple of bites for the entire day or vomits everything in their stomach in the middle of hall, my heart hurts with them. Please pray for them and their kiddos too.
I am so thankful for all the friends I have made through this process, not just at OCHB but being a tubie mom in general. This can be a very lonely road to travel but it's nice to have buddies that know the route to help you get to where you're want to go. (So corny, I know.)
By the way, at lunch today, Wyatt ate 6 ounces and then at dinner he ate 6.2 ounces. I thought maybe lunch was a fluke but dinner told me it wasn't. Hopefully the day isn't a fluke.. lol. No, I know it's not. God is good. Today felt victorious. God's miracles continue to amaze me! :-)