Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Weight Update

Operation Hungry Hippo is complete.  Baby Barrett gained enough weight in the past two weeks to get him back in the 50th percentile and off the pediatrician's worry-list!  Who-hoo~
Look at these rolls -- no skinny kiddos here.

His height is still in a higher percentile than his weight, but that's ok. Maybe his weight will catch up now that he is also eating baby solids.  Speaking of food, he has learned to love butternut squash and sweet potatoes too.  Zucchini was, well, an adjustment.  Ahem.  Still working on that one. 

Kermit was right -- it's not easy being green.

Mixing the zucchini with sweet potatoes did the trick.  Whatever works, right? 
Next up, yellow squash, sweet peas, and then apples.  I'm trying to withhold the fruit until he learns to like veggies.  We'll see if it works.  Like everything else parenting/baby/medical related, there is a breadth of information out there.  My philosophy is to read enough to become informed and make my decision, but stop obsessing about it.  Because if you research long enough, it all contradicts itself.  And you feel like you are constantly chasing your tail.  Which is not as much fun as you might think. 

We went to the park with friends the other day~  It was Barrett's first park experience.

He was a little shy at first; this swing doesn't look like the one at home....

But it is FUN! 

Note to self: Next time, put sunscreen on baby BEFORE you get to the park. 
It is more effective that way.  Eek.

And in final baby news, Barrett's 30 minute TV special is being filmed at our house on Monday!  Wow!  Do you think I have enought time to redecorate??


  1. aaron's always been in the 5th percentile and my pediatrician actually warned us he might fall off the chart once he starts crawling, from burning all the calories. he doesn't have a single roll! but no worries.

    what's the tv special about?

  2. That's a good point, they probably will start burning more calories when they are moving around! I guess they naturally start eating more then to compensate? Hm. Is Aaron feeling better? Hope so.
    The TV special is sort of a continuation of the commercial for Children's Hospital. They will ask about Barrett's condition, his stay in PICU, why it is important to support the Children's Hospital, etc.

  3. Ohhh, he does seem a bit shy. He's even holding his little hands in his "center" like always - maybe for security? Not at all sure about the swing thing - UNTIL he starts GOING!! Then he looks pretty happy to me, and so does Cole! Yeah, sunscreen, a good idea. :)

  4. Good Luck tomorrow! I hope all goes well!!!