Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday Weigh-In

I think I forgot to post last week, and now I don't even remember what she weighed. I think she had just gained an ounce or so? At any rate, here are this week's stats compared to 2 weeks ago.

Two weeks ago: 8.4 kg (18 pounds, 8 ounces), 30 inches
This week: 8.45 kg (18 pounds, 10 ounces), 29.5 inches
Two week's change: +50 grams/2 ounces, -0.5 inches
Net change: +750 grams/26 ounces, +0.5 inches

Two ounces in two weeks is not the kind of gain we are looking for. We'd like to see about three ounces a week. I'm not sure what else to do about it, since she throws up if I bump up the volume of milk, and she's eating her solids fairly well. Last week, the nutritionist sampled us some super-duper juice that has over 300 calories per 8 ounce juice box (compared to about 70 calories in regular juice), but we've already run out. This summer, she gave us a can of DuoCal (powder calorie booster) to put in her juice, but Becca refused to drink any of it; now we're mixing it in water and putting it straight into her tube. That gives her an extra 25-50 calories per day (depending on how much I'm able to get in there before she wiggles away again). I think she's just so darn active these days that she burns everything off. But we want her to be active! I guess we'll keep trying to push the Nutella (yum!) and "popples" (a.k.a. popsicles).

Here's a picture of Becca hanging out with her favorite Hill aunt (Jen) this weekend while I was in New York. I think it's pretty obvious just how much they love each other!

p.s. Be sure to check back tomorrow for a video! I've been getting lots of requests for videos, so I'm trying to upload some of the many that are languishing on our hard drive. This one's super cute!


  1. I mix a scoop of duocal once per day with a 1/2 jar of some pureed food. I forget if Becca will eat baby food?? Charlie pretty much only takes a 1/2 jar at a time and he hasn't seemed to notice AT ALL if the duocal is there or not. I haven't tried it in any liquids becuase he is SO TERRIBLE at drinking it would be pretty worthless for us.

    I am curious though to know what is the 300 cal. juice???

  2. Megan, the juice is called Breeze, and it's made by Nestle (and looks similar to Boost Kid Essentials). Ross, the maker of Similac and Pediasure, also has one out, but we haven't tried it yet. And, no, she won't eat anything pureed. :(