"He is there not only when we cry out from the burden of sin but also when we cry out for any other reason." -Bruce D. Porter

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The first weeks home


~Seth~ 4 months old, adjusted age of 4 weeks
I have been home from the hospital now for three weeks. Mom's got me figured out finally. The first two days were rough because Mom wanted me to nurse, but I'm smarter than she is. Sucking from a bottle is way easier and when you are as hungry as I am, who wants to wait for the milk to "let down". I do love being close to mommy, though. I like when she lays me against her chest and I can hear the rythmn of her heart and her breathing. For the most part I sleep all day. Every two to three hours I wake up for something to eat. I can guzzle down two to three ounces of mom's milk at a time. She's started fortifying my milk to help me gain weight a little faster. Sometimes it upsets my tummy a little. At my last weigh in I was 5 lbs. 12 oz. This was up two ounces from the week before, and up four since discharge. I will hit that 6 lb. mark soon and can't wait to show off in my new outfits! Just wait until I hit eight pounds! You won't even recognize me! I'm a pretty easy going guy. I hate to be in a dirty pair of pants, so if you keep me clean and dry, life can't get much better! The car seat isn't that bad to ride in. Mommy and I take trips to the doctor together. We saw the opthamologist last week. Boy, that wasn't fun. First they put these drops in your eyes that make everything look blurry and way too bright. Then they hold you tight while they look into your eyes. The eye clamps are not very comfortable. But thank goodness this was the last time I had to do that. The doctor says my eyes are fully vascularized with no sign of retinal detachment. He says I need to come back in three months for an eye exam. I don't know how they know if I need glasses, but they are pretty smart. Well, mom says I need to get off the computer. I have to go with her to choir practice. She plays the piano. I love when she sings and plays for me!

14 comments:

Watson & Co. said...

wow he is already typing? that's amazing! haha

Sandra said...

That's a scary picture of Tonnia. Seth is looking sooo cute. Gotta love that. He's looking more grown up.

Love and Hugs

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Tammy said...

I am so happy that he is doing so well. I cannot wait to see him again.

Mindy said...

He looks awesome! I am so happy that he is doing so well, and his eyes are in great shape.

Kathy said...

Such a cute entry. I love it. I'm so glad that he is doing so well.

Holly said...

Yeah! Now I know your blog addy and I can keep updated even when you move.

Sandra said...

Thanks for your kind words and wishes. :)




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4Garrisons said...

he's getting so big! What a CUTE baby!

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roffe said...

Hi ..Cute kid..

Sandra said...

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Tammy said...

We need some new updates! What is going on with Seth??!!

CliNt AnD tOnYa said...

I stole your blog address off of holly's hope you don't mind it is so good to hear that he is home and life is going more smoothly at home. hope you are doing great, if you would like to look at my blog you can email me tonkatr@hotmail.com I have mine set to private but i would love to keep in touch.