Some of you, and I won’t mention any names -mainly because I can’t remember what I ate for breakfast fifteen minutes ago, let alone who’s commented on my blog -have asked for a Sadie update. If a Sadie update is what you want then a Sadie update is what you shall have. My little peanut, my Sadie is still teeny tiny. It’s been a long road and the end is not yet in sight but there have been improvements. Right now, there is still no good, solid, reasonable explanation as to why she won’t put on weight. Her nutritionist is concerned because with the amount she eats, she should be gaining much more than she is. On the other hand, there may never be an explanation and that doesn’t necessarily mean anything is really wrong. These IUGR babies are a stubborn lot (I’m not going to link to IUGR – Intra Uterine Growth Restriction – because it’s sort of depressing) and there’s no way to predict whether they will catch up or stay small for the long haul. With Sadie, the problem has also been that she has had other delays to contend with than just growth. She’s been in speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy (discontinued) and is being overseen by a developmental therapist. Lately though, I’ve seen a little surge in word power.
We haven’t used her feeding tube since I believe last September and I’m hoping that next month we can pull it out and never look back. I’d pull it now but Jon wants to wait until flu season is officially over. The nutritionist seems to think that we should see more weight gain before we pull it but I don’t see going back to feeding her with the tube ever. I just feel like the “eating through a tube” portion of her life is behind us.
Worst case scenario at this point is that full height she is 4′ 9″ or 4′ 10″. But think of it this way, most short people are adorable and petite. The only little person I can think of who also has a big ass is Snooki from Jersey Shore. Now, me, I have a sizable caboose but I’m Jewish, 5′ 5″ and love carbs so it makes sense.
I think I know what would make everyone feel even better right now: PICTURES
Wooo Hooo! Congrats on your 7 weeks! That’s terrific!!!
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Heather (qtberryhead) said,
Cute cute girls! I am totally digging that hair!
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the beauty and bright coming out of those pictures is overwhelming. seriously.
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May sound like a stupid ? and maybe it was the first thing they did, but did they ever check for parasites? My son had one (Giardia) that kept him from gaining weight. They usually treat symptoms, but he did not seem to have the diarrhea, etc. that is usually tell-tale…just no weight gain.
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Oh the Hair! The smiles! The cuteness!!!!!
OMG..she is so beautiful and honestly doesn’t look that much smaller than her gorgeous sister!!!! thanks for the update and the pics, they made my day..look at the HAIR!!!!! *SMILE* love love love it
Shorties rule…. That is all.
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Aw, they are adorable! You only have to be 4’9″ to drive/ride in a car without a booster seat, as my adorable friend who is 4’10” reminds me on a regular basis (me, I’m just 5’2″, so I’m a shortie as well). The point of that piece of trivia is, she may grow up to be tiny, but that is not going to inhibit her in anyway. And little ladies tend to have firecracker personalities, so watch out world!
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They are just beautiful! Thanks for the update. I don’t think Sadie looks all that much smaller either for what it’s worth. Being tall can be quite overrated, makes you feel like an amazon when wearing heels, and I’m not even that tall at 5’7″, my poor daughter at 5’10”, is totally cursing the tall gene, right now, especially since at 17 she is still growing.
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Mommy on the Spot said,
I agree that most petite people are cute and adorable, and your girls are already such cuties . . . Snookie is not “most petite people.”
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That is a beautiful pair of girls! I’m glad Sadie is doing so well, in terms of her overall health. And so what if she’s really short? I’m barely 5’4″, but I’m not adorable and don’t have beautiful curly hair. No matter how tall she is, she’s going to be beautiful. And that’s great about her speech progress!
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They are both utterly delightful. Health and vitality are more important than size.
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Carolyn Online said,
They both look PERFECT.
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Pictures always do the trick. Curly heads are good too. I’m satisfied.
Have you tried taking her off wheat? I know that is an annoying suggestion if you have already done it but my girlfriend just took her daughter off wheat and she is starting to gain weight and grow! It was an afterthought for her pediatrician, so most doctors and nutritionists don’t always consider it.
I can remember hearing my mother say “boy how I wish you girls had curls and red hair…” she got neither. Sadie is amazing, and I agree she does not look that much smaller than her sis in pics. Amazingly gorgeous she is though indeed. Oh I have always thought petite people rule, even though I am not counted as one of them.
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They are SO cute! I’m glad Sadie is doing well.
My MIL is a little thing- around 4’11”- and she is so cute (and feisty, yowza) and wears the most adorable outfits.. and she gets them all cheaper because she can shop in the jr’s department. Rahr!
Sadie is a little doll… love the pictures.
Your girls are adorable!! Such big bright eyes and smiles, and that hair! I’m glad Sadie is improving. My 4 year old would like your girls to come over and play right now, please, she’ll even share her My Little Ponies
Hey, there are lots of upside to being the size of a 12 year old.. shopping in the girls section can be quite a bit cheaper.. and it’s hard to find underwear with monkeys on the butt in the adult section. Do you know how many people are jealous of my monkey butt underwear? I’d take a picture of my butt and post it on my blog except I’m afraid there would be widespread rioting by the tall people.
-Jess “eternally striving for that extra quarter inch that stands between me and five feet” D.
Unplanned Cooking said,
What cuties, and look at those curls! What I wouldn’t give for a head of hair like that!
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