Monday, April 15, 2013

The Pudge

The top one is Kyle 5 weeks ago, the bottom if Kyle might be hard to tell, but we were told by our nutritionalist today that we have a new medical issue. Kyle is gaining too much weight!!! He gained 7 lbs in 5 weeks. He is now up to 43 lbs, and has to be reweighed in two weeks to make sure this trend doesn't continue. He was only supposed to gain 1-1.5 lbs in a month! Since we changed formulas he has just gained and gained. It is awesome. 

There is some consideration that maybe he has more allergies/triggers than thought---so now on the new hypoallergenic formula---the diarrhea has stopped and he seems to be absorbing more nutrients. And we checked to make sure he wasn't retaining water--he isn't just growing! Maybe his new immuno suppressant drug is helping too. 

It is great news. Although he is only filling out and growing like a Young, so his pants are too tight and way too long. Plus, the clothes that I thought would last us until June are too tight and everything else is in storage. Although, maybe he just needs some bigger clothes---but my sewing machine is in storage too and everything that fits his middle is way too long! The joys of having a big boy with little legs :)  

I am somewhat nostalgic for my little baby; hefting him in and out of his car seat or onto the bed or carrying him anywhere is too difficult for me now. He is just so solid. He isn't little anymore. He is almost five. Can you believe it? So I am sad to lose my baby, but so grateful for some buffer weight and to know that he is doing better. 

1 comment:

Ami, Joel, Dane, June said...

So great to hear about weight gain! He weighs several pounds more than Dane now! Woohoo! I'm so glad you've found a combination of things that helps him get the nutrients he needs.