The toddler boy is still the tiniest thing ever. At fifteen months he only weighs 19 lbs 2 oz. We've been putting formula in most of his food for extra calories since he was six months old and have recently moved on to Pediasure, which I'm told has even more calories. It all seems to make very little difference.
He's just not gaining weight, no matter what he eats or how much. And one of his first words is "Eeeeee" when he sees food coming towards him and another frequently used word is "Mo!" when he's not just screaming and pointing at food. He likes to eat.
So it's time to run a few tests and see if there are any answers. When we went to his check up a few days ago we did a blood draw for lead (just to keep tabs on our old house living) and to check for Celiac's Disease. Although we have gluten related allergies on both sides of the family, he doesn't seem to have any of the other symptoms, so I'm not too concerned. On Friday we go for a CF screening test. Again, he doesn't taste salty to me and his lungs have never been a problem, so I don't think that's the problem, but getting things ruled out will help us know if there is something serious going on, or if he's just meant to be small.
It's strange to wonder though. Other than the current drippy nose he's sporting, he seems the picture of rambunctious health. He runs. He climbs. He shoves his older siblings out of the way and demands they do his bidding. He seems to be doing just what I'd expect a fifteen month old to be doing. Being a mother though, that doesn't stop the worries and the what ifs though. I need to pray more and let go (as I said below) but it doesn't come easily.
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