..and gone!! WOW! He's almost two months old!! Yesterday, out at lunch, someone asked how old he was and when I answered, "Two weeks today," I couldn't believe the words coming out of my mouth! I just don't know he's already this old...I keep saying that, but it still amazes me.
Yesterday I should have written this, but just didn't have the time. I find that a lot these days, and that's ok...I would rather spend time tending to what he needs of me, truth be told.
That said, today, he took two really super fabulous naps and I got a LOT done! Woohoo!! Not a lot for me normally, but these days, a lot for me was some basic housekeeping, phone calls and appointment making, shower taking, and counseling. Not to mention that I was on time for the two appointments I had yesterday and today, so again, WOOHOO!
Luke is definitely growing! He was 8 lbs., 1 oz. on Friday at the pediatrician. That's 18 oz. in 14 days, which is above the 'average' of about an ounce a day, and Dr. Sheth said that he was pleased with the progress and ok with him not being on a growth chart right now because he's gaining so well. He's pretty much waking to eat on his own every 3 or so hours and that's super because at least he's got an appetite. Now...working on the every 3 hours stretching into 4 or more during the evenings! Still nursing the majority of the time, with an expressed bottle here or there, mostly when we are out running errands. John's attempt to give me a break on the weekends by feeding him bottle is sweet, but not really helpful in that I still have to pump, so until I can go through the night stretch without having to pump OR feed, well...no breaks for me. That's ok...this is all going to be gone before I know it and I will miss, miss, miss it so I keep reminding myself of that!
He's definitely rounding out more. I love it. I think his eyes will stay the same color, John's, but more and more, each day I see me in his facial expressions. He'll make some face and I instantly flashback to some baby picture of me. I'll have to dig some up to compare.
He's showing lots of interest in things now...especially his zebra on his bouncy. Some days I think they are having a stand-off and others, are the best of friends. It's cute--he's making lots and lots of faces and smiling and giggling now too. I'm able to capture them more easily.
The pediatrician said his rash was seborrheic dermatitis...or the fancy name for cradle cap. I had to publicly announce that John was right on FB because he said that's what he thought it was, but it is NOT a typical presentation. There's no scalp involvement--his cap is just fine! It's his cheeks, chin, and eyebrows. I still think it's probably more eczema or an allergic reaction to something, but the doctor DID go to med school, so...we also have to go to a pediatric urologist. The kidney enlargement we followed in utero was followed up on Valentine's Day and it turns out there is moderate hydronephrosis of the left kidney. Now, I have to say that while we watched the ultrasound, it looked like his ureter was enlarged, and that's what the tech said. The report says that both the kidneys are about the same size, so I think hydronephrosis is not the correct diagnosis, but again...I'm not the doctor. In any event, we will see what will come of it on March 10. The pediatrician said if it was mild, he'd not even bother following up, but since the report said moderate, and to put our minds at ease, he wants us to see a specialist.
I'd write more, but it's bath time for Little Bit. He LOVES, and I repeat, LOVES baths. He loves the warm water spraying over him. He's so sweet to see.
Here are a couple of pictures...we just can't get enough of him. He's so huggable and kissable.
Thank you, thank you, thank you God for giving us this sweet little boy!