Sunday, September 18, 2011

one month

Well, this is going to be more of a post about 1 1/2 months.  The plan was to make it a one month post but things changed for us.  When we went to Jonathan's one month appointment, we found out that our sweet boy wasn't gaining weight.  After supplementing his feedings, we ended up being admitted to the hospital because he couldn't keep any food down.  After ten hours in the emergency room and three days in pediatrics, we discovered that he wasn't getting enough milk from me so his belly couldn't handle the supplemental formula.  He's doing WONDERFULLY now, praise God.  He gained a pound and a half in a week and is thriving.  So, these pictures were taken after he started packing on the pounds and were taken much closer to one and a half months.

So at six weeks, this darling...


...is loving his formula.  He is eating 4 ounces 8 times a day.  He scarfs it down.  I mean SCARFS it down.  During his nighttime feedings, he keeps his eyes closed and snorts his way through his bottle.  Giving up nursing him was hard but seeing how much he is thriving using formula makes it so clear our decision was right for him.  

...is so much more focused than before.  He can find his little toys on his activity gym and just stares at them with such focus.


-...loves music. All music.

...loves being on his belly.  Whenever he is fussy, switching him to his belly solves the problem.






...can recognize our voices.  

...has found his voice and loves "talking" to us.  Lots of grunts and groans.  Such a boy. :)

...loves going on walks with his Momma and Dadda.  We love it too.

...spends lots of time on his play mat.

...always has his arms straight out and his hands in fists. 

...is still cross-eyed a lot.  So funny.

Oh, and the teddy bear?  That is Michael Mike Mike.  It was Matt's teddy bear as a little boy.  So precious.

Love this little guy.

Ellie :)









2 comments:

  1. Ellie, Jonathan is gorgeous! I am so happy to see that feeding issues were worked out. I can totally relate about having to stop nursing as I had to do the same with Jadon. But, I, too, look at my happy, healthy, growing boy and know that he is doing just fine =)
    Lots of love to you guys!
    Victoria

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  2. Thanks Victoria! We are having so much fun with him. Thanks for also sharing about your nursing situation as well. It is always so nice to know that other people have experienced the same thing and their babies are doing well. How are Jadon and Moriah?? How are you and Justin doing?

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