James and I began this blog at the very beginning of our pregnancy with Wyatt to share and update our new adventures as we became pregnant and start the new season of parenthood. Sixteen weeks into pregnancy, I had to go into surgery to ensure our son would not come too early and shortly after, we found out Wyatt has Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH). This is our humble attempt at being transparent and hopefully sharing the joys and love of Christ through this roller coaster ride we're on. And now to share even more with the new miracle on the way.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Feeding Camp Day 24


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.  

He's taking me somewhere! 

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.  

Mommy, you're so silly!

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!  

Weeeeeeeee!  Down the slide!

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.  

"Grant, you're so silly!"
{Grant is also a fellow future Aggie! Gig'em!}

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.)  

Go, Go, Go! Mr. Squirrel! 

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!  :-)  

Wyatt, Marshall and Grant!  The 3 OCH amigos! 

Mom, let's slide! 

Run! Run! Run!  I'm going to getcha! 

"Mommy, look at my face!  I've got something to tell you!"

"Yeah, that's right!  I really did eat 21.3 ounces of pure calories today!"

Sleeping Handsome! 

1 comment:

  1. Casey....
    21.3?! Thanks be to God!! Good job, Wyatt!! ;-D
    "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 want to go. (So corny, I know.)" Mmmm.... I do not think it sounds corny!! ;)
    "At lunch today, Wyatt ate 6 ounces and then at dinner he ate 6.2 ounces." Thanks be to God!! ;-D
    Love you later, Raelyn