Sunday, March 26, 2006

A Lesson Lived is a Lesson Learned

Parker gained another two ounces over the last day. That is definately the Parker we remember. Before the little monkey got sick he gained weight at a very quick pace. So you can imagine how happy his mommy and daddy are when they see his weight increase. We have been told that the weight gain we are looking for is 15 - 30 grams per day over the stretch of a week. Parker was in that range this week.

After applying what I learned the previous day, Parker had his best day yet on Saturday. Parker's eating habits were a little bit different as he decided he wanted to eat 60 mL every couple hours. Although he was just shy of the 600 mL goal for formula consumed we were very happy with his feeds. Today, Parker had his largest feed ever, consuming 130 mL in a single sitting. To say that he was tired after that is an understatement.

Following a good sleep, Parker and his daddy enjoy playing with his gymni. He loves looking at the fish and trying to grab them. Daddy takes the fish and makes them swim around his little body, nibbling at his tummy and neck. Parker continues to try and flip over on to his side by using his opposite arm and leg as leverage. Daddy sometimes gives Parker a hand in flipping over to his stomach by letting him hold his finger and pulling him. The result is a very happy little monkey lying on his tummy lifting his head as high as he can.


coolauntiekatie said...

Hiya Cutiepants!

We're counting down the days! You look so strong and healthy!! Playtime with the fish sounds like fun!!! Keep eating little man!

Lots of love,
Auntie Kate xo

Natalie said...

Paker Poo,

How good it is to see your happy little face again today! We are so happy that you are eating so well. Keep up the great work little Parkie Posey! Did I tell you today how ABSOLUTLEY adorable you are? I hope so because you are so amazing! Keep eating and playing and getting stronger little one! Tell your Mommy and Daddy how wonderful it is to see your face each day and get these uplifting updates!

Auntie Natalie xoxoxo

nana said...

Hello our Precious Little Man:

What a wonderful smile you have and how wonderful that you are eating well and enjoying your playtime. You are our little trooper and nothing is impossible for you to accomplish.
Keep those ounces coming. We love you soooo much and look so forward to hugging and kissing you and watching you grow stronger day by day and year by year.

We love you,
Nana and Granddad

tedddeslauriers said...

We were pleased to see Parker, for the first time. He is a beautiful baby! We are glad to hear that he is eating well and meeting his milestones! He is a real soldier, cute as a button.
We send love and best wishes, you are in our thoughts every day.

Lots of love,
Uncle Tedd and Dorothy

FrancineElizabeth said...

Hi Parker!

It must almost be your bedtime! I hope all of that exercise tuckered you out and you can rest for your adventures tomorrow. Your Nonna is coming to visit you in the morning, you MUST show off for her so that she can call me and brag about your accomplishments.
Keep drinking and growing stronger. Sleep well, and remember we love you very much.

Hugs and Kisses,

Uncle Petee, Auntie Franni, Cousin Patrick and Cousin Jonathan

nonna said...

Hi Parker,

It's Nonna I am just getting ready to come down and have our playday together. I am sooo excited! I will be able to let everyone know just how big and strong you are.
See you soon!

love you tons

Nonna & Nonno

p.s.i luv you handsome boy, Nonno

Funny Face said...

Deslauriers Family!

We are so thrilled with how well Parker is doing and to see that smile! Nothing makes a day better than to see Parker playing, smiling and having fun with his parents!

It warms my heart to hear how well he is doing and improving everyday...a real fighter!

Our love to you all!

Laura, Craig and Elizabeth