|His sunburn hadn't healed all the way yet when I took this picture.|
Weight and height: 10 pounds, 3 ounces and 26" long. He's below the first percentile for weight on the growth charts and at 7 percent for height.
Wearing size: Size 1 diapers and 0-3 month clothes. He's finally fitting into 0-3 month clothes better although it'll be a little while before he outgrows them.
Likes: Being swaddled and toasty warm. Being sang to. He loves being snuggled and takes a pacifier really well. He loves ceiling fans and will smile at them when they're moving.
Dislikes: Not being held all the time (I've tried different baby carriers for him with no luck), going to sleep.
Eating habits: Thanks to the G Tube, he's gaining weight well now. He still won't take much formula by mouth, approximately 1 ounce per feeding, but at least he doesn't scream when I put the bottle in his mouth like he used to. He gets 3 1/2 ounces of formula every 3 hours and then once during the night when he wakes up. I start each feeding by offering the bottle and then whatever he doesn't drink gets fed through the G Tube. Because of his fussiness, feedings can take up to 1 1/2 hours which means that I spend a lot of my time feeding Little Dude.
Sleeping habits: He doesn't usually nap well during the day. If I set him down, he wakes up almost immediately. He'll stay asleep longer if I hold him, but still doesn't nap as long as he needs to. Sometimes, he'll have a good nap where he'll stay sleeping for over an hour after I lay him down, but unfortunately, that doesn't happen everyday. He usually is asleep for the night by 9-10 pm and then wakes up between 1 and 3 am to eat. He's up for the day between 6:30 and 7 am.
Milestones: He's smiling and "talking" and loves interaction. He clasps his hands together and brings them to his mouth and will also grab things and try to get them in his mouth too. He's just started purposely reaching for things whereas before he would only grab them if they happened to touch his hands. He holds his head up pretty well during tummy time.
|One of Little Dude's half smiles :)|
Miscellaneous: He still cries a lot, but less then a month ago. Still way more than the average baby though. He has appointments coming up with his geneticist and with pulmonology for a cough and wheezing he's had since he was 3 weeks old. He had his first G Tube change and barely cried at all. His stoma (the hole that the G Tube goes into in his stomach) has healed well.
He got his first sunburn from being out in the sun 15-20 minutes one day (that time was spread out throughout the day and wasn't all at once). We were at a picnic and I was really careful to keep him out of the sun, but all it took for him to get badly burned was walking from one shaded spot to another during the day. The next day, his forehead and nose were bright red, blistered, and weeping pus. The poor little guy was miserable. Once the sunburn healed, he was in the sun for less than a minute while I walked from the porch to a shaded spot in our yard and back. By the time, I got back inside, his forehead and nose had already started to burn. We're extremely careful not to expose him to any sunlight at all now since he burns so quickly. When he's in the stroller, I cover it with a blanket and when he's in the carseat, I put a sunshade over it that covers the whole thing.