Sunday, October 19, 2008

Stats Update

The other day was a weigh and measure day for John. John continues to eat like there is no tomorrow (he also poops like there is no tomorrow also). Johns stats as of 10/17/08 are:

Weight..........11 lbs. 3.5 oz
Length..........22 inches

John continues to struggle with reflux. But by burping him completely after every feed, we are able to minimize the gagging. John has been more difficult to burp than my others. For some reason, it just seems to take him longer to work that excess gas out. About the time I think I have gotten them all out and lay him down, he begins to gag and I have to get him up again and continue burping him. And sure enough, here comes about 2 more burps.

If you haven't participated in the poll that was set up the other day that asks the question of Parental involvement if their childs physical therapy, then I would like to encourage you to do so. This is not meant to put anyone on a guilt trip but to point out the need and importance of your involvement. Also, for those of you that either have not taken the time or just don't know what to do, maybe we as parents can share ideas of how we play with out kids. After all, it is moreless how we play with them rather than having a scheduled physical therapy session with them. So come on, let me know. In future posts, I will begin sharing some things that John and I do together in our play time.


Jeanette said...

We didn't have problems with reflux, but my poor son suffered from major issues with digestion. The poor child had to be laid on his back and his legs pumped several times a day to get the bubbles through his system. This doesn't make for a happy baby. It's amazing how our lives can revolve around gas bubbles for a season. LOL. I hope that his little system grows stronger to where this starts to cease.

BTW- the comment you left on my post about the awful statement made to me.... I seriously considered your suggestion before I went ahead and took the high road. Posting that creep's info sounded like much more poetic justice. =0)

JaybirdNWA said...

I guess this is a byproduct of the low tone in children with Down syndrome. Thanks for sharing.