I am so sick of talking about Clare's eating strike. Aughhhhhhh!
But I figured it was only fair to give an update. Nothing new. Well, a little bit new. As the doctor warned, the appetite stimulant is making Clare very sleepy. She is ready for a nap by mid-morning and will sleep for four hours (maybe even longer, but we've been waking her up after four hours). And then she is ready for bed by 6:30pm. As nice as extended naps can be sometimes, unfortunately, this means she has slept through lunch the past few days and is not interested in eating when she wakes up. The one improvement is that she does not cry through meals anymore. But she still spits out her food, just plays in the highchair, and eats barely anything. (It is afternoon already, and she has eaten nothing yet today). I am touching base with her doctor tomorrow. Most likely, he will recommend that we give Clare her entire dose of medicine right before bed (instead of splitting it up into two daily doses, which is what we are doing now) to see if that stops the daytime sleepiness. She has her Synagis shots in 10 days, so we will get a weight check at that appointment. No eating updates until then!
This morning, Shawn was out bright and early to be the first person at the preschool where we want Jamie to go in the fall. Today was registration day. Jamie frequently talks about when we visited the school, and Shawn and I both really like the facility and teachers. I haven't been this nervous about a school application since I was a senior in high school. It's ridiculous! We will get an answer in early February whether he was accepted into the program. I am all misty-eyed with the age-old lament of parents everywhere - "Where does the time go?" Jamie will turn four next week and is growing so fast. I am glad he is excited about the prospect of school. He is definitely ready to go. But it will be so sad not have Super Jamie around the house as much.