L & N are one month old today! (38 weeks adjusted)
Here are a few stats, accomplishments, goals and memories…and some pictures I think you’ll love!
Weight – 6 lb 13.9 oz (40-50%)
Length – 19 1/4 in
Food – 56 ml every 3 hours
Accomplishments – Being born! Breathing room air. Controlling his temperature. Being loved by everyone he meets.
Goals – Safe feeding, with increased volumes by mouth. Focusing on objects/faces.
Likes – Being held. His pacifier.
Weight – 5 lb 6.6 oz (3-10%)
Length – 18 1/4 in
Food – 44 ml every 3 hours
Accomplishments – Being born! Controlling his temperature. Being loved by everyone he meets.
Goals – Breathing room air. Safe feeding, with increased volumes by mouth. Focusing on objects/faces.
Likes – Being talked/sung to. Photo sessions with his brother.
Moments I don’t want to forget:
When the boys were about to be born, we were equally anxious, hopeful, and scared to death. I remember after L was delivered, not hearing a peep from him. Wide eyed, I looked at J, who I could see was equally scared. Then, amidst the chaos, voices, commands, and business of the 20+ medical staff in the room, J heard a tiny cry….and then we heard someone say “he’s breathing”. I started bawling. As they passed by with N we quickly heard the same relieving news…both boys were here and breathing on their own.
The first night, J rolled me down in the wheelchair so I could see and hold the boys. They were tiny, frail, and perfect. I stayed too long and almost passed out as my blood pressure dropped…but it sure was worth it.
Every single day I’ve had with them.