Teeny Tiny Truman

This page is all about Truman, born Aug. 8, 2006 to Kara and Ben.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Still growing!

CURRENT WEIGHT: 4 LBS, 9.4 OUNCES (2090 GRAMS)
CURRENT LENGTH: 16.2 INCHES

Truman had a very good weekend. He grew in all measurements (head, chest, etc.) on his weekly measurements. He is also about to outgrow his 3- to 5-pound clothes. It looks like regular preemie wear is coming soon. His feet are so fat that he needs newborn socks now.

Truman has developed a pretty significant flat spot on the right side of his head, so we now are placing him on his left and encouraging him to turn his head to the left when he's being held to try to stretch out the neck muscles and get the flat spot to even out.

He has discovered that he likes his bouncy seat and seems to enjoy hanging out in it and looking out the window when Mom and Dad aren't there. If Mom and Dad are there, he pretty much demands to be held. And if he's hungry and he hears Mom's voice, there's no consoling him until he gets fed.

His feeds have been upped to 40 CCs, or 1.3 ounces per feed. He continues to be restricted to only two breastfeeding sessions and no bottles until after his surgery tomorrow. He is such a hungry little boy that we are very worried about how upset he's going to be after the surgery when he is fed by IV for a few days because that will not satisfy hunger pains. Hunger seems to be the only thing that gets Truman really worked up other than being poked and prodded.

--Kara

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to see Truman is thriving and doing well! I will say a prayer for him that his surgery goes uncomplicated. He is a strong little boy and I'm sure there will be no problems. I would love to see another pic of him!
Mindy
January 07 boards

1:38 PM  
Blogger Maggie (Sarah's mom) said...

Sounds like Truman is doing awesome! That's great news as he heads into surgery.

Sarah suffered from a flat head on one side, so they started to be better about putting her on the other side. Then she ended up with the 'toaster head' look - LOL! I'm not telling you this to upset you - I'm telling you this so you can understand that it's not as obvious with Sarah now that she has more hair and has gotten bigger.

Truman is in my prayers. Let's pray for a successful, smooth surgery and recovery!

Maggie (IV preemies)

2:07 PM  
Anonymous The Ezermans said...

We'll be thinking of you tommorrow! Hope all goes well! He's so big now! AMAZING! Go Truman Go!

Teh Ezermans

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ben & Kara. Just a note sending prayers for tomorrow. We surely haven't forgotten our Truman. Just been on the move lately and not at the computer.
Love to all of you,
Aunt Cathy

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Sara said...

Will be thinking of you all tomorrow-thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery for that hungry little man, not being able to eat is hard for an adult, but harder for the little guys when they don't understand why we just won't give them what they want :) Anyway- tomorrow will soon be behind you, and it will be one step closer to being home together.

5:50 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Will be thinking of you and your family!! Truman is going to do great for his surgery!! Keep up the great growing Truman!

Melissa
mom to emily 9/26/06

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ben and Kara, just want you to know we are thinking of the three of you on this special day. Truman has made such tremendous progress in all areas, he will do the same after his surgery as well. You remain in our prayers. We will be checking on you all tomorrow. Until then, God bless and much love. Aunt Cynthia and Uncle Steve.

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer Perryman said...

I just wanted to pass along my prayers and thoughts for you all tomorrow, Following Truman's progress the past few months has really been amazing and inspiring. I'm sure everything will go beautifully!
Jennifer (Babycenter Dec 06 board)

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Luck tomorrow!! I hope everything goes well for Truman. I would also love to see some updates pics of your little chunky monley :) He is getting so big!!

Mommy from June 2006 board/Preemie board

3:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're thinking of you today Truman, and know you'll do beautifully.

Jack (21 months) and his Mom and Dad, London, UK.

7:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Luck today! Ill be thinking of Little Truman. I know surgery is a scary thing (BTDT) but I know he'll be just fine!

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sending huge hugs and prayers for Truman today. I'm sure the surgery will go perfectly and that little champ will be back to eating asap.

Stacy
UK

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE had the flat spot on one side happen too. THe preemie halo was helpful and I'd wished they'd started that sooner. Good luck with surgery!

8:11 PM  

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