Friday, February 1, 2013

Sink or Swim

Ok, I am freaking out. My stomach actually hurts.

Five minutes ago, Dylan's nurse TURNED OFF his feeding. In the middle of it. The doctor decided its time to try "sink or swim. Essentially this is what all babies do, but Dylan has never not been on a schedule and I am totally scared!

What if sink or swim doesn't work? What if he never gets hungry and never wants to eat?

I really, really, really want this to work, but I'm honestly not very confident about it.

If it doesn't it's not the end of the world, we'll just go back to the tube and schedule, but then I'll feel like we failed...

Please wish us luck!

(And just so you know, the docs include me in all decisions, so I'm on board, just worried.)


  1. How terrifying and exciting. Go Dylan!!

  2. Oh, good luck! I hope he gets the hang of it! I think he will, and that will be great news. But in the meantime, he'll be closely monitored, and they won't let anything happen to him. It's just you who will need to stay calm.

  3. I'll be thinking of you and Dylan and saying some mighty, mighty prayers. Good luck:)

  4. Omggg this is amazing! FX so so so tight that the lightbulb goes on for D and this is when he turns the corner! Come on Dylan! You can do it!

  5. Good luck! I've been thinking of you guys. Get hungry, Dylan!

  6. Deep breath. He's going to rock this. You watch! Go Dylan!

  7. Oh my, I feel nervous in the pit of my stomach. Dylan can do this. And so can you. Good luck!

  8. you got this D!!! and i wanted to say I think it is something about the 6-7 lb range when feeding related bradys are so bad. That is certainly when ours were the worst. They started going away for us around 9 lbs.

    1. That's so interesting! I've never heard that they would peak. Thanks : )