Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Back On the Chart Again

Husband took Penny to see her GI specialist on Monday. She now weighs in at 19 lbs, 7.4 ounces....[Drumroll]...and is now back on the growth curve!!! Not quite 3rd percentile for height and weight.

It took over a year to get here and we're very proud of her. Back in November 2008 when this all started with her refusing to eat I knew she'd "grow out of it" - in some ways this year has felt very long but has also passed very quickly.



They decided not to up her reflux meds despite the growth and we can't reintroduce the banned foods (recap: dairy, beef, chicken, peas, soy, peanuts). We've been sneaking her a little dairy and she had a bit of burger last weekend from my plate that was a bit hit. They promised we could re-evaluate the dietary restrictions next visit.

She's still on O2 at night and we have to do a EKG in a few weeks to rule out any heart issues but that seems more "check" the box than anything else. We anticipate another 3-6 months of O2 at a minimum.

Since this post is all about Penny I will share a few cute stories - all told to me by others since my work load is currently off the charts and I haven't seen the kids all week. I had to blog so I could think lovely thoughts about the kids even if I don't see them.

  • Husband asked Penny to "clean up the books" (ie, put them back in the book basket) and she took a baby wipe and wiped down the books - inside and out.

  • At playgroup yesterday Penny led the group in "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "Wheels on the Bus" with her sign language - but she was always just ahead of the song. Show off!

  • Penny claps for herself when she identifies objects in her beloved picture books or does something that would normally elicit a "good job" from Nanny April, Husband or me. Good self-esteem.

24 comments:

Stacey said...

Yay for Penny for being on the growth chart. And good for you to have the patience until she got there...She is a cutie!

Nancy said...

GO Penny!! That's great news :)

Very cute pictures there!

A. said...

Yay, Penny!

LauraC said...

Hooray! Yay! Very excited for you!

Shelley said...

That cracks me up that she cleaned the books with a baby wipe! Smart girl!

Carrie said...

Go Penny go!!

Jane said...

This is such super news. And FYI - my kids can't do bugger all with the spider or the hand signals. :)

Chris said...

Yay for Penny! What great news!

ElizabethEK said...

YEAH! Great news! And super cute post.

Goddess in Progress said...

That is excellent news! Hooray! So glad to hear Penny is doing so well.

Donna said...

Absolutely wonderful news --- and as I was telling your sister about your last post, these expectations about where our children should be and what they should be able to accomplish are so artificial. I have learned to ignore them and just let my children grow.

almostima said...

Awesome... and by the by, she's looking more like you every day.

Abby said...

Great news, and I love the baby wipe story!

Nicole S. said...

That's awesome news! Penny is going to have to teach my kiddos some of those mad skills :)

anitajd said...

Oh what great news! Congrats! And cute stories too!

Heather said...

Glad I'm not the only ones so busy with work I haven't seen much of the babes. And go Penny! Love the pics too! She's adorable!

Leigh said...

She is SUCH a cutie patootie.

And yay to her for getting on the growth charts although the paed told me with Kendra, we are monitoring her against herself, not against other babies. I quite like that "marching to the beat of your own drum" thing and I think Penny's the same.

She is so clever with all the songs and CLEANING!

But my absolute favourite is her wonderful self-esteem. I love it - must remember to tell D :)

Cara said...

Hooray for Penny being on the growth chart! We're still waiting and waiting for my Finn to get there too. Maybe someday. The stories about Penny were SO cute!

jerseygirl77 said...

Woohoo Penny!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great news!. . .she is really adorable, and I can't wait to get my hands on her! Love to you all. . .Mimi

Gretchen said...

What great stories about Miss P. You have every reason to be proud of her - she's an amazing little girl!

Helen said...

so happy:) hope to see you all this weekend

ABS said...

I got such warm happy feelings reading this post about Penny's progress and cute stories! HOORAY!!!

Momma said...

Great news! She's such a sweetie and I love the last pictures with the black sunglasses - very sassy!