It has been two weeks since our life changed forever, and our little bundle was born. He has been home for one week, and we couldn’t be happier!
Since this blog is meant to document our life, I am planning on doing monthly updates on George’s growth and his overall cuteness. You’re welcome.
Weight: On Friday, he was 5 lbs 10 oz. That is 4 oz less than his birth weight. It is normal for babies to lose weight in their first few weeks, so nothing to worry about yet. Even though he is so little, it is still mind-boggling that he fit in my stomach.
Health: Friday we got the all-clear on his billy report. I am very happy to no longer have to worry about that jaundice. Also maybe his feet will heal. He has prick marks all over his heels where they drew blood daily. All of our doctor’s visits last week went very well, and the doctor was very positive about how far he has come.
Diet: He exclusively is on breastmilk. We are trading between breastfeeding and bottle feeding though. I feel like my life is dictated by his eating schedule and having to pump for him since he needs to eat every 3 hours.
Clothes: He is barely fitting into newborn clothes, and even some NB clothes he is drowning in.
Sleeping: When he isn’t eating, he is sleeping. Actually sometimes he is sleeping while he is eating. He is a fairly good sleeper, and it doesn’t take much coaxing from us to get him to dream land. Except last night. He cried from 10pm until 5:30am…and then as soon as Tom left for PT he was my sweet little baby again.
Likes: It’s hard to say what he likes at this point besides eating and being held. He does love sucking on his fingers and hands.
Dislikes: Getting changed and being naked. Screams bloody murder when he is naked.
Milestones: Breaking out of the NICU and increasing our breastfeeding sessions.
Quirks: When we give him his pacifier, he will shake his head violently back in forth as if he can’t find it before he latches on to it. He also grunts all the time. He still gets the hiccups a few times a day like he did in the womb. However, now they look so painful when he has them.
Worst moment of the month: Obviously everything about the NICU.
Best moment of the month: Bringing George home.