Monday, September 28, 2009

Welcome to the community!

I just wanted to post an update for our family. We welcomed into the world our daughter, Audrey, on August 31st. Audrey now joins her older brother Owen in the PKU community.

We received the diagnosis 2 weeks ago and are happy to report she has taken off on her medical formula and is still gaining weight steadily! I am working hard to keep nursing her...not an easy job with 2 kids, formula, logging of feedings and a pump. But, I am determined (i.e. stubborn?) to do it all.

So, please welcome a new girl to the block... our little Audrey girl.


Natalie said...

congrats on your new little girl. Glad to hear you are pumping and making it work. I wish I would have with my son. I only did it for 3 months. a total regret of mine but it was a little trying at times. Good luck you can do it and its okay to be stubborn when it comes to giving our kids the best.

Matt & Heidi said...

Congratulations - in some ways, it will be nice to have another PKU'er that can relate to your Owen. Our next baby did not have PKU, so now we have the challenge of different foods for each of them. Either way, life goes on and life is good!

The Barkdull Family.... said...

Congratulations! Hang in there! I didn't nurse my oldest who has PKU because I was told it couldn't be done. I wish I would have though, because after talking to SEVERAL people, I learned that it can be done successfully! Good luck and hang in there!