The Gravitt's had a good time at the lake. I was mistaken in my last post when I said it was the Lake Of The Ozarks. It's actually Tablerock Lake.
Grandma Kathy watched Jimmie while Rachael and Justin had a blast water skiing!
Rachael and Justin were thrilled to take Jimmie on his first little vacation. His first visit of what will be many fun weekends throughout his childhood to Tablerock Lake and the Gravitt vacation home!
Overall the last few days have been emotional and stressful for Rachael. At times Jimmie has just refused to breastfeed. Most of the time he can be made to take a bottle though. It was really upsetting for Rachael to think that breastfeeding may not be working. She had a bit of a breakthrough yesterday when she discovered that Jimmie was more likely to take the breast if she held him in a position that was more upright. That is how they give Jimmie his bottles so it occurred to her that maybe his discomfort was a positional thing. This new approach seems to be helping so keep praying that this works for Jimmie. Rachael has been in tears and just so discouraged and frustrated about this whole issue.
The good thing is Jimmie has an appointment with his Neonatologist tomorrow and he has a session with his Occupational Therapist on Friday. Rachael is looking forward to addressing his feeding issues with both of these professionals and hoping to get some insight and some advice. We are really hoping that Jimmie has gained sufficiently at his weight check tomorrow too. That would at least be reassuring that he is being well nourished.
We thank you so much for your continued care and prayers!