Saturday, March 21, 2009

Catching up

Sorry for the quiet. Life with an infant is busy!

Things at home are good.

Robbie's eating comes and goes. Some days are good. Some days are bad. Most days are somewhere in between.

He seems mostly unaware of the tube in his stomach. Occasionally his hand drifts down to check it out, but he doesn't seem bothered by it at all.

Fortunately this time is going much better than the first time. It doesn't leak at all and as long as I keep the skin around it covered in Aquaphor, his skin seems pretty happy.

Robbie actually lost about 5oz after the surgery. They had him on a light diet for 2 weeks while he healed. During that time he managed to regain the 5oz but hasn't gained any more. So we're holding steady at 10 lb 12 oz.

As of this past Tuesday, he's now working his way up to a full diet so hopefully the weight will come soon. He does seem to be growing. He's definitely getting taller. We have a well baby check up at the end of the month and I'm curious to see how much he's grown then.

He's solidly in 0-3 month clothing. The last of his newborn stuff has finally been retired. I wasn't sure we'd ever see that day. It's been a lot of fun to dig out the new clothes.

It's also spring time here in The Lou. We've actually gotten to take Robbie out on a few walks. It's really been the first look he's had at the sun beyond darting in and out of the car between doctor's appointments.

All in all, life is good. No major leaps forward, but a good steady pace which is the best way to do things.

And now to catch up on a ton of pictures!!

This is a short video from the hospital. This is your baby. This is your baby on morphine.

A much happier Robbie. Though he's mostly mesmerized with the camera. I swear it's just a plain ol' point and shoot. No flashing lights or happy tunes.


On mommy's lap waiting to be taken back to prepare for surgery:

In the pre-surgical holding area.

Post Surgery. Not feeling so well. Really flushed from the fever.

Finally catching a few winks after surgery.

I'm even cute when I'm stoned and in pain.

Finally feeling a little better.

Finally back home

Did you know I have feet?

They're elusive but there are TWO of them!

Hi everybody!

I could roll over if I really wanted to. I just don't want to.

I'm just watching the inside of my eyes. I'm awake. Really.

It's springtime! Time for a pedicure!

Peek a boo!

Am I in trouble?

Mommy took me for a walk!

There are geese in the lake. They're very interesting.

St. Patrick's Day. Kiss me, I'm Irish.

I think I bounced too much, mommy.

Look, I match my new quilt.

I love Contessa.




The Bunch Family said...

He is so cute! What a bug!

happymomof2 said...

He is adorable! I loved all the pictures:) Sounds like things are going well- continuing to think and pray for you guys.