Thursday, March 19, 2009

A good day...

Kenzie's meals have been getting better and better! Her mood is now terrific during them and she actually crawls over to her highchair herself. When we ask her what time it is, Kenzie makes the sign for "eat" and points to the cd player so we can turn on her favorite Britney Spears. For Jordan and I, this is such a special and great thing to watch. She actually has fun in her meals and we are starting to have hope that maybe one day, she will actually enjoy food.

Kenzie's vomiting has decreased significantly and the diarrhea is officially gone. She has been eating a wide variety of pureed fruits, vegetables, chicken, turkey, oatmeal, and rice cereal. Because everything has been so great, Jordan and I decided tonight to start introducing eggs. Eggs are huge for us because of the calorie and fat content in them. We have figured that 1oz of eggs is about 50 calories. If we gave Kenzie eggs twice a day that would be an extra 100 calories (great math right amy?!?)... what that translates into is 1.5hrs off of Kenzie's tube feeds overnight. Since she is back down to only 8hr20m on the tube as it is, another 1.5 hrs off would be amazing. We will obviously be watching her stools closely over the next few days as it might take awhile to see if she can digest the eggs but we are crossing our fingers and hoping it goes well. I will keep you all updated.

Every year Jordan surprises me with tickets to the circus. Last year because Kenzie was in and out of the hospital on an almost weekly basis we couldn't go. But this year Kenzie will join in our tradition and come with. I am so excited to take kenzie to the circus and can't wait for the days that Kenzie and I can take flying trapeze lessons together (no I am not kidding... pre-pregnancy I took lessons 2 or 3 times a week). Also, our vacation to Puerto Rico leaving March 28 is a GO! I can't tell you how nice for me to be able to post good things here :-)

More in a few days...

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