Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Chubba-Chubba #2

Well folks, Elijah is officially a chubba-chubba just like big brother.

Okay so maybe that is a bit extreme, but he did manage to gain 22 ounces in one week! A week ago he weighed 11.1 pounds. Today he weighed 12.7!

To put this in perspective, Elijah had only managed to go from 8.14 to 11.1 in nearly 2.5 months. That's just 19 ounces. When we did his last weight check while still breast feeding, he had gained 4 ounces in 2 weeks. This time he had gained 22 ounces in just one week.

Normally babies gain about one half to one ounce a day. Elijah gained nearly three ounces a day on his new food source. Most babies his age are also eating less than 30 ounces a day. He is eating nearly 42 as he makes up for lost time. This jump in weight today moved him from the 4th percentile up into the 25th or so. Much better.

Praise the Lord for modern medicine and the ability to give our little boy something else to eat. People in some places in the world don't have either of these luxuries, and I am not taking either of them for granted. Little brother is obviously doing much better and on track to be quite healthy now that we figured out that the combo of him and I just wasn't a successful match in the food department.

To be quite honest, I feel like I have bonded with him more this last week than I had in the previous nine. I think a big part of this is that neither he nor I are frustrated anymore. I can sit and talk to him while I feed him and we now have a great working relationship. He is ending each meal satisfied!

Thank you everyone for your prayers. We'll go back in another week just to make sure this trend is continuing but for now, great news!


David and Lesley said...

Yay, congrats! :)

Jess said...

Glad things are looking up for him!! Whatever it takes! :)

andnotbysight said...

Good for Elijah, and good for you! I'm so happy to hear things are going well!

Joia said...

Yay! How exciting! Praise the Lord!

Tara said...

Wow, that's so great!! Terrific job!

Joy Z said...

So glad about this for you!