Thursday, August 14, 2008

Weigh-In

Dylan's feeding specialist came to our house today for his weigh-in. I was a bit worried because he has not taken a bottle in over a week, so I had no way of knowing whether or not he was getting enough milk. Well...he weighed in at 9 lbs 6.5 oz.! So, he is gaining weight and he is exclusively breastfeeding! I am so pleased because from the very beginning, I feel like I was discouraged from trying to breastfeed Dylan due to his diagnosis of Down syndrome. I was told that it was highly unlikely that he would be able to do it because of his low muscle tone. Thank you, Dylan, for proving the doctors and nurses wrong!! I'm telling you, this kid is one true fighter!! : )

5 comments:

Lis said...

WAY TO GO DYLAN!!!!

Lisa said...

Yayy Dylan, and way to go mama!! Your determination paid off - woo hoo!! Congrats - it's so gratifying to watch your little one grow and thrive solely on what you provide him with.

Kimberly said...

He is so great Laur. You are such a great and detimined Mom!! Good work.
I love you!

Andi said...

What a champ!! You're both wonderful. I am so honoured to know you and to be allowed to witness Dylan's journey. I love you all.

Karen said...

Fantastic! WTG with the persistence in bf Laurie!