Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hubba Bubba!!



I have given Will a new name...Hubba Bubba!! That's because he gained 3 pounds in a month!! He is doing so well with his eating by mouth that we are now only tube feeding him one time a day (in the morning) and he is eating and drinking the rest of his calorie intake by himself.

He is a bit on the chunky side right now...


Gaining 3 pounds in a month is very exciting but not ideal, he needs to slow down. I never in a million years would have thought I would be saying that a year ago! We are hoping that within a few months we can cut out all tube feedings, won't that be exciting!! I think that we might have a party, not even kidding!! So we are monitoring his calorie intake and we will weigh him again in a month, if he has gained then we will decrease his tube feedings. If he loses a little weight it will be okay (since gaining 3 pounds in a month last month) and if he stays the same that is fine too.

I can not even tell you how excited Josh and I are about Will's new found eating habits. What a difference a year makes!!

7 comments:

Terri H-E said...

He is gorgeous! I can so imagine having a tube-free feast party! Congrats on this really great progress - good timing, too. He needs a little extra to keep with him during the cold months!

Kelly said...

What great news!!! I am so excited that he has made so much progress.

Can I come to the party??

Kelly

Brandi said...

That's incredible news! He looks good and healthy. It seems like he just took off with his eating so fast...that's awesome!

Michelle said...

That's the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the top picture...wow he's gotten big! LOL Yeah! I'm always sooo excited when Austin gains weight! It usually takes him a year to gain a little over a pound!

Alicia said...

Way to go Will!!! You are getting to be such a big boy!! I love it!

Kristi said...

I am so proud of Will. He has come so far in a year. Congratulations

Kerri H said...

I was just thinking that myself..how far they can come in a year! And yes he's getting so big!! And yes..we're coming to the party too!!