Off we trekked to the specialist and Mommy and Daddy spent an hour telling her all about my issues and what we've tried (wedges in bed, sitting up for 20-30 minutes after each meal, separating food and drink, removing foods from my diet, etc.) and she was very patient and listened while I entertained her with lots of wiggling and some very explicit stories about how hungry I was at that point. They checked my height and weight (29.53 inches and 23.5 lbs), pronounced me very healthy (31% height and 67% weight!) and the doctor said she'd be more worried if I was not gaining weight, or if it seemed to bother me more than it does. That said, Mommy and Mrs. Linda and Ms. Colleen had tracked some of the timing of my "urpage" (we went through 5 outfits at school that day and over 8 bibs in 1 hour of therapy because I was urping every 1-2 minutes!) and those statistics did worry the doctor. She felt around my abdomen and stuck her finger up places I'd rather not discuss and pronounced me constipated! Mommy and Daddy were a little surprised because I had gone 4 times at school that day! The doctor said that sometimes kids with extra chromosomes have a harder time getting "stuff out," which we knew, but even if we're going, sometimes there's more stuck in there.
|Deep in thought about my new "protocol"...|
In other, less sensitive news, we are on Baby Watch 2011, anxiously awaiting the arrival of Baby Sister G. Mommy says she's sufficiently uncomfortable and ready to meet BSG, but I am thinking she should stay in a little longer. Recently I've become fairly attached to my Mommy holding me...I really like the new "chair" I have when Mommy picks me up...though sometimes that "chair" kicks me! Fortunately, Mommy and Aunt Rachel L. are on Baby Watch together, as Aunt Rachel is due just a few days after Mommy, so they can commisserate together.
|Mommy and Aunt Rachel with Baby G and Baby A|
|YAY Kaetlyn! (My favorite saying!) :)|
Mommy has also been spending time with me and my Baby Doll. She says she's trying to "prep" me for BSG's arrival. Mostly, when she picks up the doll and cradles it and says "Nice Baby," I pull the doll out of her hands, crawl up in her lap and wrap my arms around her for a big hug. That's what she's trying to get me to do, right? She says we may be in for Big Trouble in River City! I don't have any idea what she means...and I know she sure does like those hugs! :) Have a great week!