This moment caught my attention as Charlotte gazed up at her Daddy. She just loves him, and we had been taking pictures when he came home. The huge smile that comes across her face when she first sees him is so precious.
And finally, an update on how our GI appointment went. There isn't much to say really. She did not meet her goal of 12 oz...we got about 1/2 way there, she gained 7 oz with a total weight of 15# 14oz, 28 1/2" long. On a positive note, she was sick during that 3 week time period, and in the past 5 days has been eating much better than she was when we first started getting concerned about her intake. So, at this point we are hoping she can keep it up. Our last efforts to help her are with the feeding clinic at Cardinal Glennon that we will attend for the first time on Jan. 15th, and hopefully attend weekly for 5-6 weeks to see if they have any divine interventions for us. Chris and I are doing EVERYTHING we can to keep her from getting the feeding tube. I hope Charlotte meets us at least half way and keeps up her appetite. I have no idea what turned it off in the first place, and no idea what turned it back on. I am just praying that it sticks around indefinitely. We cannot force her to eat, but when she is eating....life is good, very good.