Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Reagan

It turns out that school is a VERY positive thing for Reagan.  She is in her second full week and is already such a happier and alert little girl.  She enjoys being at school with her peers so much, laughing and giggling at the other children and engaging during things like story time and playing with toys.  She smiles so much in the afternoon when she is home that it makes my heart melt.  I love, love, love seeing her so happy!  

And as if that wasn't enough good news, she is also eating great.  Well, let me rephrase that...she is eating great for morning and lunch when she is at school.  I don't know what magic Ms. Susan has but she eats all of her food that I pack for her on most days and then some of the food that they have at school.  I did a weight check on her last night (on our scale so it's not very accurate for children) and it shows that she has gained almost a pound in the last 2 weeks!  Now, a pound might not seem like much but she's been around that 27 to 28 mark for so long and I would love to finally see 29 or 30 and make her doctors happy so we don't have to talk about a g-tube in a couple of months.

The teacher and assistants are getting to know her really quickly.  Apparently they are getting to know the many faces of Reagan, from happy/smiling to her "are you kidding me" face.  Yep, she is a girl that knows what she wants and her eyes and expressions are her main ways to communicate.  

Here is a picture that her teacher sent me of Reagan enjoying circle story time:


  1. Congratulations! That is wonderful!

    I especially love that she is eating so well at school. My baby girl eats less, but then she doesn't throw it up. So we call it good.

    It can be so nerve wracking to make that transition. I am so happy for you and her that it is going well. Wahoo!

  2. That is wonderful! I'm so happy for you both.

  3. What great news! We will pray that it continues to go so well! Hugs!

  4. I am so glad to hear this!!! That girl is going to change the world!

  5. So very exciting! Happy for you both!

    Must also say that I've always been a bit surprised at the major weight concerns with Reagan just because she doesn't seem that far off from my daughter. My Julia is just slightly older than Reagan (Dec. '07) and only weighs 31 pounds. But I guess that 3-4 pounds is a large percentage for that size/age, and I'm guessing Reagan might be taller than Julia. Of course, I think Julia is a skinny-minny and it bothers me some, so nevermind my rambling! It's great that she's eating and gaining weight!