Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Nate these days

Updates on Nate...

He LOVES sleeping on his belly now and I just think
its the sweetest thing in the world!

I can't believe Nate is already 6 1/2 weeks old!!! Time flies. I really don't want him to grow so fast since he is my last baby :(. He is growing though.... he is now 12 pounds! At this age Will was 12 pounds 12 ounces, so he is a tiny bit smaller than Will - but not much. He has a double chin and wonderful thigh rolls to squeeze. He is now on medicine for reflux and a much much happier baby. He has started smiling for us which totally can make anyones days - his whole face lights up!

He is now allowed to go 5 hours at night (specialist gave us the go ahead) - and that has made a huge difference for me. I feel so much better being able to sleep another hour. He has gone 5 hours for the past three nights - so I'm only getting up once in the night now to feed him. He is good for me too - eats for about 8 mins and goes right back to sleep! He is sleeping in his crib now which was SO hard for me. I didn't think I would be that sad to have better sleep with him not making his loud grunting noises in my ear because I kept the bassinet so close to me! But I was! I was so sad to put him in his crib - but he LOVES it and is sleeping so much better.

I took him in last week for more blood work and I will hopefully get the results by the end of next week. They are checking his L-carnatine levels to see if his body is producing more and the levels are rising on their own, or to see if they are still low which will mean he will go on a supplement. I will update once I get results on that.


Christy said...

wow... I didn't know he was in his own bed... that is a big step for you. I am sure your sleeping is better ... and that is awesome he is able to sleep 5 hours now... The Lord's hands are on this child... He is special... and is going to do so well especially under YOUR care!
Love you