Wednesday, August 19, 2009


On Monday, I took Juliana (and Noah) to the pediatricians. Ryan and I had this big hope that she would have gained weight. I was hoping for 11 1/2 pounds, Ryan had high hopes of 12 pounds. She weighed in at 10 1/2 pounds. I wasn't happy about that, but she had gained a little over a pound since her 2 month check up. The doctor wasn't happy about it either. Fortunately, Ryan and I log her feedings and Ryan in his uber-nerdiness even graphs it so we can see a general trend (the line hadn't been going up), which gave the doctor a visual on how she eats. Basically she's eating the same amount as she did when she was 2 weeks old, which, obviously, isn't good.

So, now we have to add rice cereal to her bottle, in hopes that that will help her acid reflux and she will keep more in her (so far it seems to be working). We also have to start her on solids earlier than we would have liked to. I've tried rice cereal twice. The first time she projectiled it all over, and the second time, she spit it up and then refused to open her mouth for me no matter what I tried. Last night, Ryan was able to get about a tablespoon of sweet potatoes in her mouth before she clamped her mouth shut.

We go back on the 31st for a weigh in. Pray for us and for Juliana to eat, please!


  1. We're praying for our baby niece/cousin at our house!

  2. Mom and I will continue to pray every day for baby Ladybug.

  3. So sorry to read about your discouraging Dr. visit. Thank you for your tips on getting rid of our bunnies. We are giving the boys haircuts this weekend and I will be putting that hair outside by our plants and under trees. I wish that I could give you tips on getting Juliana to eat more (besided trying Portillos chocolate cake:)JK). We have added Juliana to our prayer list and will remember to pray for her as well as you and hubby.

  4. We pray every day for the little ladybug. She is such an old soul when she looks at you and has so many stories to tell us. I love you all. MOM