April 17, 2008

Trying to get home early!

Okay so we found out our post-op check up appt. was moved up a day and we didn't want to stay in the hotel any more nights than necessary. So I called the airlines and some woman said it would be about $400 for all of us to get an earlier flight. Well that made our decision real easy. Another night it would be.... Then my grandma suggested to call again and see if someone else will give us any other options. I called back and told this girl Linda about our situation and that we would love to try and get Bauer home sooner than later. With really no questions she said, we'll let me see if I can work some magic. Next thing I know she says, "Okay, flights are changed for all 4 and I hope your son does well. Have a wonderful day." I couldn't believe it. NO COST FOR ANYTHING!!!! God just continues to supply all we need and more. Awesome!

Out on the Town!!

We had a good time today. The weather was great and we found a huge mall to stroll around for a couple of hours. They have a massive Children's Museum up here in Boston too, but I think we'll take Bauer when he's a little older during an annual visit or something.
He did so good. Took the sippy all day long, napped in the stroller, and had a great time people-watching. We're very excited we get to go home soon.

Will they ever eat?

After last night Bauer is now eating on a more regular schedule. Don't be discouraged if your child is reluctant to take in their normal about of food. It would probably amaze us to know how tender their little mouths are. I remember with the lip surgery it took about the same amount of time for him to start eating. Like I said before, you don't want them to dehydrate, but they will eat when they can. YOU WILL FIND A WAY TO FEED THEM!! Some babies only want the spoon. Some the spoon and sippy. Some the syringe and spoon. Who knows. I even had a friend of mine say they used a paper cup pinched together pouring it into his mouth. Some parents like the Ross Nipple too.

I will say that we were very glad we had Bauer completely on the sippy cup before going into surgery. So he was familiar with it and that was his new official way of eating. If you have time I would highly recommend getting them off the bottle before going. It will be one of the most frustrating things you ever do. I lost count on how many times a day I had to pray for patience, but it's totally worth it.

Some families don't have time between the lip surgery and palate. Another friend of mine had her daughter's lip done in late January and the palate in March. So she only had about 2 weeks to work with after the lip healed. That's just not possible. But I think she finally took to the Ross Nipple and did pretty good. Bauer was never crazy about the Ross. It lets liquid out way too fast for him. But some babies love it.

We had to remember advice some people gave us: JUST TAKE IT DAY BY DAY.


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