Monday, June 1, 2009

First Steps

I think that no matter how many children you have, a baby's first steps are always thrilling, adorable and a little sad. Sad because she moving out of babyhood. If you have older children, you know how fast they grow up. Most of the time, I am really enjoying these early years. The girls are all so sweet and adorable (again, most of the time).
Over the last couple of days, Delaney appears to have realized the magnitude of this new skill. She looks so proud of herself when she manages to take more than a few steps without falling. Her sisters hover around and impede her progress, and I don't think she's going to tolerate that much longer.
She's gaining weight nicely, thanks to a visit to a pediatric gastroenterologist. We still don't quite know why she's so underweight, but at least we're making some progress. All her labs and stool studies are normal, so we'll see what the next step is at the follow-up appointment. He switched her from Alimentum ($27 a can) to Vital Jr (cheapest I found was $150 a case of 24 - 8oz cans). There goes our summer vacation! One of the many sacrifices we must make for our children, I guess. I did find a case on eBay and won it for $76! Am I proud of myself, or what? We may get to go on vacation after all. This formula tastes better and is higher in calories (30 cal/oz), and we sure can see the difference in just a few days. Her stools are firmer (but still quite stinky) and she looks fatter already!


Kate in NJ said...

Good job on the bargain hunt Mama!!
And..((big hugs)) that little baby growing up..we were teary here today looking at baby pics of P and how cute she was learning to do