I have not blogged in 2 weeks and yes no news is good news. Nathan is still trudging along as cute as ever (in his "a face only a mother could love" kind of way) He is quite pleased with himself these days and for no particular reason. He is not walking and still has to be coerced into it. He has shown us that he can walk about five to six feet, but chooses not too. He is up the steps at lightening speed these days and we have to put a gate up at the bottom of the steps. I never thought I would see the day!!! Also, OT and PT both say they would like to cut back which is great news and a little scary. I know I fussed about them being there, but you kind of get used to it and I definitely want him to keep moving forward developmentally. beginning in April, the OT will probably come once every other week and the PT will probably come once per week instead of twice.
No news on the diagnosis front. Now I am thinking he may need to have his adnoids removed---When did Phyllis become a doctor? you might be asking. Well I have not, but I have always asked drs. about his "snarfy" breathing, telling them that he sounds like Darth Vador. My friend Megan's son had his out and she said he sounded alot like Nathan and only ate Yogurt and Applesauce for the first two years (no, she is not a dr. either). So that is my next venture. I'm not crazy thinking it is the cure all, but I think it is worth checking out.
By the Way---Nathan weighed 17 pounds 13 ounces when I put him on the scale yesterday!!! It's something!
so, i had been feeling really great about Nathan, just enjoying him for who he is and not worrying about anything else. then i weighed him this am and he weighed 17 pounds 6 ounces and i am so discouraged. we have no upcoming appointments to figure out what is wrong with him, no GI appt, no blookwork-just the looming dermatology appt at the end of march. none of the drs. have a sense of urgency about why he is not gaining weight. they seem like they have thrown up their hands. maybe i need to be more proactive next week and call the GI dr. and demand that some more testing be done. i am beyond frustration and losing motivation. i feel like giving up on the weight thing and just accepting that he is going to be 17 and a half pounds forever. always in 6-12 month clothes, always rear facing in the car seat. ...maybe he will only have the two eye teeth that he got four months ago. maybe he will just always be a baby.