Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Paige's 3rd Cleft Team Appt

We took Paige to see her Ortho and Ped at Children's today. The Ortho (Dr. V) was very impressed with how her lip is so close together. She remarked on that the minute we went in. YEAH!! She said the NAM is doing great and we should really start to see a big difference in the next couple of weeks. So that's great news. The even better news has to do with weight gain. Many children with CLP do not gain much weight. It's much harder for them to eat because they have NO suction and basically gum the milk outta the bottle. Plus, many have reflux and they spit up a bunch. Paige has a touch of reflux but it's only when she drinks formula (which Mommy is trying her best NOT to give her very often). Plus the fact that the bigger they are, the better outcome for surgery. They have to be 10 pounds to have the surgery. I am pleased to announce that my little pork chop weighs 9 pounds and 11 ounces!! Go PAIGE! She really doesn't eat any different from any other baby at about every 3-4 hours but she does eat at least 3-4 ounces each feeding! She does really great! We were all impressed. Daddy and I were hoping for a 9 pound and 5 ounce baby so this is even better!

Here's a few pictures for your enjoyment. Don't forget to comment!


Dorothy said...

Owen surely is a proud big brother!
(Those girls are out numbering him 2 to 1....)

Jenny said...

She really has grown already so much since she was born. Your doing a great job!!!

Jen said...

she is too adorable!!