Sunday, November 29
Over 3 Weeks Home!
It's about time that I give a good update about my little man! :)
Colby has been home for just over 3 weeks (can you believe it?) meaning that I have used 14 of my 30 paid days off. (Then I have my 12 FMLA weeks)
At his last doctors appointment- a week before Thanksgiving- he was weighing in at 10lbs 7.5oz. It's crazy for me to think that he is so big already! It really must be all in his head because he's still fitting quite nicely into his newborn clothes and the 0-3 month pants literally fall off of him because the elastic is too loose. He can fit into 0-3 month tops, but they leave lots of room.
His umbi hernia is still there. It's funny to see it poking out of he clothes. It seems to have reduced in size a little. When he's crying it can poke out pretty far, though. :)
He has his first Pulmonology Appt. on Friday of this week. We're cautiously hoping to be weaned off the Lasix. He still only gets .7ml of Lasix on Mon, Wed, and Fri, but it would be nice to be off of that completely. He's still on 1ml of vitamin and .6ml of iron every day.
He has a hip ultrasound coming up the following week and also his 4 month appointment where he will get all his vaccinations including round 2 of synargis. (He will get that every month until April.)
He's so strong. He tries climbing up your chest if you hold him flat against him. If you put him against the edge of the couch he will push off and wiggle down the length of it. He can hold his head up unassisted so well. He loves his Bumbo and will look around for hours. (Well, until he falls asleep or gets hungry.) He's smiling up a storm and even laughs. I put him down to bed the other night (because we have a routine that works!!!!) and I had to pick him back up because he started smiling at me and I couldn't leave him. He only cries when he is hungry. EVER. He wiggles when he has to burp-- but he really is an AMAZING burper.
He's just wonderful and amazing and I love him to bits.
His first Thanksgiving was great. :) He slept through most of it, though. We didn't tell anyone, but we brought Connor with us on Thanksgiving so that the whole family was together. It was important to me and I couldn't see leaving him alone at home while we were off being thankful for the amazing gifts we received this year. He might not be with us anymore, but we are still SO thankful that we are his and Colby's parents.