So, I made it know that Asher was a little guy. Well, he still is. He is having a hard time gaining weight. He's got acid reflux and the pediatrician at Shriner's said that he was eating smaller amounts because of the acid which resulted in him not getting to the "hind milk" (the milk with all the fat in it). After a few tears (OK maybe a lot of tears) and a phone call to my mother I decided that the best thing for the little guy was to switch him over to formula. I wanted everything he was taking in to have a good amount of calories. Asher has been throwing up (I don't mean just spitting up a little) pretty much his whole life (almost every day). I thought maybe formula would help decrease that and the doctors suggested putting rice cereal in the bottle too. That didn't help so then the dietitian at Shriner's said to try soy formula. This actually helped quite a bit with the throwing up but not so good for the bowels. So, then he was constipated and started eating less again. Then back to Shriner's to the pediatrician who suggested a bigger nipple on the bottle and pears and or prunes. I tried it and it's working great so far. He's eating between 4 and 4.5 ounces per feeding (improving from 3 to 3.5 and sometime 2.5 a feeding) I'm feeling like a first time mom again. I hope this time we've got it all figured out. I call the occupation therapist, the dietitian and the pediatrician at Shriner's my "Dream team". They all work together to help Asher. They are so nice. I HEART SHRINER'S! Anyway, my friend Michelle let me borrow this bumbo chair for Asher. He's so stinkin cute in it I had to take a picture. Noah is doing better all the time with his speech. My favorite thing he says right now is "ma ee, nice" (mommy nice) telling me to be nice. He can also say whale, cat, water, please (ease), bye bye Sue (his speech therapist), kids, and his newest sign is sorry.Thanks Michelle!
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