Alex is on the charts!
(Salisbury, Md Usa)
January 9, 2008
Alex had a weigh-in today and did excellent! He weighed 6600 kilograms which is 14 lb 8 oz. That puts our micro preemie in the 10 percentile in the growth charts with other children his age when you figure in his adjusted age. I can’t believe that he gained one pound 5 ounces since December 12th. Its amazing and too good to be true. This just shows that all the fresh fruits and veggies are paying off. He normally gains one pound a month. This is quite a bonus.
This past month we have introduced in addition to all other his other foods, yogurt, pumpkin, apricots & peaches. In each meal that I serve him, I either mix in yogurt or whole grain brown rice into his veggies or fruit. This way I figure he gets a nutritional boost that he needs. I also think that the yogurt is helping his digestion out. His gas has cut back quite a bit. He is so much more pleasant these days.
Soon Alex will be eight months old. I am going to introduce broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, cottage cheese, cantaloupe, blueberries, mango or papaya. Can you tell how excited I am to start introducing again. I am steering away from pureeing meats though. The thought of it reminds me of dog food. Not appetizing. I will wait till he can do finger foods. I will make sure he gets his protein from other sources till then. Till his next weigh-in…..