Sunday, September 27, 2009

Getting Healthy and Visiting the Pumpkin Farm

As many of you know, we have been struggling to get Grayson to gain weight. Since the middle of July, he hasn't been interested in eating much, so he was slowly dropping percentiles on the growth chart. After going two and a half weeks without gaining any weight, it was finally cause for some further investigation. Prior to this time, it never seemed like Grayson was in any pain during or after feedings, so it was hard to pinpoint the reason behind his refusal to eat. After careful observation (our child is VERY laid back and doesn't get upset much, so this was difficult), it started to seem as though he was uncomfortable after eating, and he started fussing every time he was put on his back.

After consulting a GI specialist, Grayson was put on a medicine to treat possible Ulcers and Acid reflux. Within one day, our baby boy was back to eating normally and sleeping like a champ. Although we have to wait to find out an official diagnosis, it is nice to not have to constantly worry about whether or not he is getting enough nutrients. This also means we can start feeding him solid foods more consistently, which will add some fun to the Dunigan Meals:) So, we are praying this positive change continues, and we are happy our littlest man is no longer in pain!

This week also brought about some fun new activities. We discovered a local pumpkin farm that is perfect in size for our little family. It was super inexpensive, and Griffin had a BLAST! He got to jump in a bouncy castle, ride a pony, paint a pumpkin, "drive" a tractor, and take a hay ride. We may try and go back again when we are experiencing more fall-like weather!

Tonight we are off to have dinner with friends from Wisconsin! A fun and relaxing way to end our SUPER stressful week!

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