Thursday, August 7, 2008

Diet Time!

Kayley's weight has finally reached the point where the doctors are starting to take notice. They put her on a "diet". Well, not really but they are cutting back the extra calories that they add to the breast milk. Right now, they are adding 24 calories. They are cutting that down to 22 so hopefully Kayley gains weight at a slower pace. Her target is 15 to 30 grams a day. She has destroyed that average. Do get me wrong...gaining weight is definitely a good thing. But gaining it too fast at this point could start to take a toll on Kayley's very young organs. They will continue to cut down the calories until Kayley reaches her target weight gain. They may even end up cutting all the extra calories. We'll just have to see.

In the meantime, Kayley was back at it. She gained quite a bit of weight again. She is up 75 grams from yesterday to 3060 grams (6 lbs 12 oz). She has the cheeks to prove it (see picture).

And the last note for the day is that Kayley decided to take the day off as far as feeding goes. Maybe she overheard the doctor talking about her weight gains. She doesn't realize that she gets the full 55 cc's no matter what since they pump whatever is left into the tube down to her stomach. Kayley only took 5 cc's for the nurse today and only 15 for me tonight. She definitely didn't seem as good as she has the last couple nights. She really wanted nothing to do with the bottle. So, we'll continue on this road tomorrow.

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