Thursday, February 12, 2009

Back to Basics

Well, Carsen has decided to show me who's boss once again. I try so hard to show him it's me but he just won't budge. (Sounds a bit like myself, hmmm.) When it comes to eating Carsen wants to be in complete control! Not a big deal if he liked to eat. But he doesn't! Well, not enough. So with counsel from the doctor and feeding specialist we have decided to go back to the basics. Since Carsen has come home we have tried everything we could think of to get this guy to eat! Sadly none of our tricks or methods have really been very effective. Yes he has gained weight all along which has definitely been the goal. But, he still struggles with feedings and often hardly takes half of his bottle. So, since the new routine he has gained zero. Not good! I can't stand it when I see this happen. The doctor has said to keep up the routine and not to try my old tricks that used to get more ounces in him but took a very long time and almost took all my attention from everyone and everything else. In short, emotionally exhausting for me and never any time left over for the other kids. So here we go again. We hope this method works! Aside from all that... he and his lttle sister sure are cuties!!! Here's a little peek.


Hayley said...

What cutie pies you have! They really look like they are doing sooooo great! I can't wait to finally meet them!

Ashlee said...

They are so cute! I hope everything went well with your Valentines things! We had fun, thanks for all the good ideas!
Can't wait to see you guys again!

Iverson Insanity said...

Hang in there girl. The feeding issues are so stressful and not many people understand. Believe me I do. You are not alone. Be strong and don't back down. Call me 781-1260 even if you just want to vent. It is worth every effort you put into it...I promise!!! :) Brandy

Rod Eskelson said...

what a handsome little fart! He sure looks happy with his daddy!