Wednesday, August 16, 2006
What a CHUNK!
The title says it all. Eli is now officially entering chunk territory. When Al called me from the GI's office on Monday to relay the weight stats I about passed out on the kitchen floor! We definately have found a combination of formula and massive amounts of food that will pack on the pounds for our formerly FTT micropreemie. Just 6 weeks ago I was talking about making deals to get a few ounces of weight onto Eli's already ultra-skinny frame and now he has turned into a plump, round-cheeked toddler! Okay, okay.....I'll tell you how much Eli weighs.....are you sure you can handle it??? 18lbs 8oz and 29.5" Holy smokes! He has put on exactly 4lbs in the past month and grown a half an inch. We have officially re-made the weight growth chart for his adjusted age of 10.5 months at the 5th% which is a miraculous recovery from the technically starving child he was just 5 weeks ago. His GI wants another 3lbs on him to catch him up to the 50% but we'll see. I'm just so happy to see my baby no longer looking like a refugee.