Many of you know that because of Dawit's cleft lip/palette we had to send special bottles over for him to be able to eat. Remember that he was 5 pounds in June. Since the bottles got there, he has steadily gained about a pound a month and we expect him to be about 13 pounds or so when we get there. Here is a picture of what it looks like. The nipple is long and made so that we can squeeze it, allowing the formula to come down. I am hoping that we will be able to see the nannies feed him once, just to see how it is done.
Well, my pediatrician has been great...helping us get everything together for our trip. He gave us a prescription for ear infections since kids with a cleft typically have ear problems. He even gave us travel packs of formula. Anyway, the bottles can't be purchased at Babies R Us and he found them for me at a local nursing store. I called about them and asked about the cost...$23...FOR ONE BOTTLE!! Augh! Luckily my friend Christina came to the rescue. She was able to get us 10 or so bottles! Thank the Lord! I couldn't imagine spending that much on one bottle. All that said, I have them washed, sanitized, and in the suitcase. Check one more thing off the list!
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