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Saturday, February 7, 2009

STOP THE PRESSES!!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2008
OMG......
with all the chaos that has insued in the last two weeks I didn't think that there was going to be a light at the end of this tunnel. However, I am proud to announce that Kennedy ate her ENTIRE FEEDING (5 ounces) BY MOUTH tonight!!!!!!!!! Let me repeat - Kennedy ate her whole feeding in 30 minutes by bottle. I can't beleive it. Kennedy has not slept in the last two days due to another cold which she probably got from being in the hospital. Anyways, Kennedy haS been trying to suck like crazy in the last two days. Anything she gets her lips on she sucks on; she sucks on our fingers, her fingers, my chin, her pacifier etc....

So tonight Brian and I were thinking outloud about trying to give Kennedy her bottle to see what she would do. So Brian got a bottle with 2 ounces and we gave it to Kennedy and away she went. She finished the entire bottle in 5 minutes! The entire time Brian and I were looking at each other thinking "this can't be true". After she was done Brian got up and got another bottle with 2 more ounces. Sure enough she finished the second bottle in 10 minutes. So, we decided since she had already done 4 ounces by bottle why not try to feed her her entire feed by bottle. So Brian got up and got 1 more ounce and sure enough Kenndy finished it off!!!!!! In 30 minutes Kennedy took all her feed by mouth. No need for her tube tonight!!!!! It normally takes her 60 minutes to take 5 ounces when we feed her with her feeding machine, however, Kennedy took her entire feed by mouth in half the time. Well I just wanted to share this exciting news with everyone.

I am just so damn excited!!!! I really hope that this is not a fluke. I am hoping that she is actually ready to eat via mouth. Well I will keep everyone updated!

Have a good night all!!!!!

4 comments:

Cindy's Garden Thoughts said...

when they are ready, they are ready. Hugs.

Derek said...

FANTASTIC news, Way to go Kennedy. We knew she could do it, just needed time. Love the Smiths

alibaba7777 said...

YEAH!! Such great news! Always thinkin of you guys!

Gabe and Lacey Veron said...

that is sooo great! way to go kennedy!!