Archive for October, 2007

A first trip

Monday, October 29th, 2007

    It has been a long time since I have posted anything so here is a quick update.  We get IC’s next RSV shot on Friday so we will also find out how much he weighs at that time.  I anticipate that he has slowed a little in growth because he is no longer on the high calorie formula.  However, daddy and I have our suspicions that it will be somewhere in the 9 lb range.
    IC is officially 4 months old. (though he should only be 6 weeks)  Wow I can hardly believe it has been that long since all of this began.  2007 is a year this family will not soon forget.  February to August were the scariest months of my life thus far.  Since then God has blessed our socks off.  We are all home and still well. 

    We made our first trip out of state last weekend since December 2006.  Boy was it interesting to travel with 2 boys and a dog in the car.   we ended up stopping half way to eat and feed IC (Very slow process) and ended up with a dead  battery.  Fortunately, this happened just a hop, skip and a jump from an auto place so it wasn’t too long and daddy had us up and on the road again.  The purpose of our visit was to visit Mommy’s family in Ohio.  IC got to meet his great-grandparents for the first time.  He was very excited and was even awake enough to share some smiles with them.  He also went to visit one of the lovely churches who have been praying us through this experience. (Thanks Guys!).  We had a great visit and some much needed rest.  Plus, Popaw and Momaw got some more smiles!

     IC is beginning to get a little better at holding his head up though he still only does it for a few minutes.  He wants to tilt his head to one side a little.  We are hoping that this will correct itself or we may be looking at a little physical therapy.  He is sleeping for longer stretches at night which is nice but we are still not on a consistent routine. 

    Big brother OD got his flu shot a couple of weeks ago.  That was not fun but he was very brave.
Big brother is beginning the process of enrolling in preschool.  I can hardly believe it.  Though he wont actually start until fall of 08 he has an open house tomorrow.  The class we would like to have him in fills up quickly because it is only two days a week and it is a half-day program.  He is ready for a more structured environment and since he is such a people person anyway he will do great with the small group his age.  It is hard to believe that he is almost 3. 

I will post IC’s new weight on Friday.

What’s New

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

    Well today was the big day.  I ended up doing double duty at the pediatricians office.  Yesterday OD woke up with a runny nose and sneezed all day long so he went along with us to IC’s doctor appointment.  Turns out that OD has a normal cold and the beginnings of an ear infection.  So that means he needs to keep his distance from his brother for 4 days until the cold passes.  That will not be fun.

Here are the latest numbers for IC.  He now weighs 7lb 13oz!  He is 19 1/2 inches long and his head has increased in size from 30 to 36 which equals about a 2inch increase in his head circumference since his first appointment back in August.  The doctor also said that he is developmentally just where he should be right now.

    We are very excited about all of this because this means that he no longer needs special formula and he no longer needs and iron supplement.  One down side is that his reflux has returned and he may end up taking some medicine for this if he doesn’t out grow it soon.  Today he got all of his vaccinations that a normal 2 month  old baby would receive (ouch).  He had 4 separate shots and a heel stick to check his hemoglobin.  As if that wasn’t enough torture tomorrow he begins a series of Synagis shots to help prevent RSV.  He will receive one a month until RSV season is over (6 months).  This particular injection will take 45 minutes and each one after this will take 15 minutes.  Tomorrow afternoon mommy will sigh a big sigh of relief.  Next we will be tackling flu shots for the rest of the family but this will be a whole lot easier than all of IC’s shots.  I will see if I can convince daddy to put a few new pictures of our chunky monkey up for all to see.  He looks pretty much the same only bigger.