Archive for November, 2007

What We are Thankful For…

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

We took IC and OD to the doctor yesterday for a brief check. OD had to get his booster shot for the flu vaccine and while we were there we just put IC on the scale to make sure that he was growing. It turns out that IC has finally made his way up to the double digits! We are so excited. He now weighs 10lb 4oz. Because his weight gain has been so good the doctor no longer feels that we need to make any special effort to monitor his weight gain so we will only weigh in at the normal doctor visits now. This is a relief for us because the less time we spend in the doctors office the less chance we have of catching any sickness.

IC is now holding his head up pretty well for short periods of time and loves to sit up and see the world. He sleeps really well at night but still wakes to eat at least one meal most nights. He usually chugs a four ounce bottle and is then ready to go back to bed. I have reason to believe that he is currently going through a growth spurt. He usually eats between 2 and 3 ounces of milk per feeding but lately he is really hungry and has been eating all 4 ounces at nearly every meal. He also has begun making an effort to roll over by arching his back. He has been successful a couple of times but he doesn’t have it mastered yet. I thought that he would never want to try to roll over since he hates tummy time. He loves to sleep on his tummy but doesn’t see any reason for laying that way during play time. He still sleeps on a wedge to help control the reflux. The wedge (I’m afraid) will slow his development a little because it holds him still while he sleeps. Soon he will be out-growing it and then we will just have to raise one side of his mattress.

With all of that said it is pretty easy to look back over the last year and see what we are thankful for this season. Six months ago Mommy was still laying in a hospital bed on bed rest and not knowing what the outcome would be for a baby who had to start life so early and finish his growing without the normal protection of water. Wow We have been blessed this year. We have been shown a lot of mercy and love from God, family and even many people we have never met. We have two precious little boys who are both remarkably healthy and happy. We get it all but we deserve none of it. How could we be anything but thankful.

Have A Happy Thanksgiving (pictures will come soon)

Happy November

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Well, this is November and it is definitely fall outside. IC had his RSV shot today.  As always he cried.  He loves to talk to people now.  Well he doesn’t actually talk it is more like he coos and tries to immitate the sound of talking.  He does it when he is really happy and really upset.  he was laying on the mat while the nurse was writing down his vitals before the shot and he was just cooing as if he was so happy to see her.  That is until she brought out the needle.  He didn’t like getting stuck in the leg at all.  He didn’t get quite this upset last time but he is getting bigger and better at expressing himself. 

    He weighs 9lb 6oz as of this afternoon.  I was hoping for him to be a little bigger but every little bit is still growth.  That means that he has grown almost a pound and a half in one month.  When he was on the formula he would average about 2lbs a month.  I have to remind myself that he is also a little more active now than he was last month.  That burns calories too.