Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Growing Boy

Bobby had his 2nd weight check today with the pediatrician. He has gained 8 oz. in almost a week! The pediatrician was hoping he'd gain at least an ounce a day, and he surpassed that. His weight is now 5 lbs. 10 oz. He's a growing boy!

We are also going to give him an iron vitamin each day. The doctor recommended this, as he missed out on getting my iron the last few weeks of pregnancy. She explained that babies get a ton of iron from their momma while in the womb, from the 32nd week and on. Since he was delivered at 34 weeks, we need to make up for that.

I'm excited to report that he seems to be nursing a lot better these days too. I can now go every other feeding of supplementing him with a bottle. It is a lot of work for me to breast feed, bottle feed, and then have to pump. After also speaking with a lactation consultant two days ago, she predicted he'd be solely on the breast within a month.

Grandma and Grandpa Lee are visiting as well. My mom has made great, big, homemade meals for every meal - breakfast, lunch, dessert, etc... She brought with her some delicious new recipes to try. As I'm typing this, she's making lemon cheesecake with strawberries for dessert. Yum.

Here's a picture of Bobby hanging out in his vibrating bouncy seat yesterday. Some days he loves it, other days, not so much.


Also, Happy Birthday to my sweet niece Victoria! She's 11 today! Wow!

3 comments:

The Pink Owl said...

He is soooo cute! I'm so happy he's doing well!

Jeff and Stacy Holmes said...

He is so cute, and I can tell a difference in him already...he looks good, and he's going to grow so fast.

I'm happy that you guys are adjusting to everything and seem to be settling in. I can imagine that you are lovin' all those good meals your mom is cooking. What a blessing!

Keep the updates coming...I look forward to updates on you guys!

Lisa said...

He looks like a little person! It's amazing how much bigger he's gotten so soon! And, am I crazy, or can you totally see a huge resemblance to Bobbo already?

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