I had called the geneticist about the results of Brady's calcium test and she replied back that they had elevated again - they were 11.8 now. They had previously been 10, 10.5, 10.8... kept rising over the past year. She contacted the nutritionist, who made an appointment with us next Thursday at (ugh) 7:30 a.m. in town. She will probably outline a new diet for Brady. Catch 22 - the more formula he drinks, the more weight he gains - the more formula he drinks, the less food he eats, which will create more sensory issues later on. Plus he can't be only having formula all the time - he'll be a year old in less than a month! She told me not to add any yogurt or cheese (we were doing Yo Baby yogurt) and not to add any powdered formula to his food right now either (we weren't doing this but I had inquired about it for weight gain). We'll get the whole update Thursday.
She did say we can start him on eating tiny cut up pieces of peaches and pears, which I started tonight. He had this questioning look on his face, but he did sit there and chew it. So funny! Our ST will be very happy. He didn't cooperate too much with her Friday morning because he had just woken up. He kept giving her strange looks, like, "Are you really here or am I dreaming?" Hopefully he'll do great with chewing the food and that will make her happy.
We missed PT this week due to a scheduling conflict and then a death in our PT's family, so it's been a whole week with no Lisa. Hopefully adding in the yoga will still keep him loose for her, but he didn't cooperate too much with that on Friday either. He was a little bit fussy, but I'm beginning to think he was more hungry and didn't want to stretch out. He did enjoy the bouncing-on-my-leg part, but other than that got a little finicky.
Next week we have OT and start swimming! That should be great for him, even though I have to get into a bathing suit. He loves the pool so I am pretty sure I wont have too many problems for him there. Apparently though, they keep the pool at 90 degrees, so I will probably want to come home and take a little nap.
At Michael's soccer game today he was very intense on watching the game - Michael yelled from the field, "Mom! Brady's watching!" He followed them up and down the field while sitting on my lap. At halftime he got fussy and I tried to feed him or stand him up, but not much worked. When the game started 10 minutes later, he sat right down and watched again! Amazing! That's all he wanted in the first place - to watch the game. Good thing - as a brother to Michael he'll be doing for years to come in all seasons.
That pretty much covers everything that's been going on lately - we have our year visit in a few short weeks and we'll see then if he's gained much more weight. He is definitely getting taller, as some of his clothes (thank god!) or FINALLY getting a little too short or stretched too far.
I'm in a funk ~ I'll try to corral my thoughts and write more later.