Christmas at Home!
CURRENT WEIGHT: 5 LBS, 9.6 OUNCES (LAST CHECKED ON 12-20)
ADJUSTED AGE: 21 DAYS
For a kid who can't play with much yet, Truman was quite the popular gift recipient this Christmas. I guess he was a very good boy this year.
Truman did beautifully with weight gain his second week home -- gaining almost an ounce a day. His pediatrician said just to keep on with what we were doing. We don't know whether it was the Prilosec for reflux or the doctor's advice not to stress over minimum volumes or how many bottles and just to give him what he would take, but something worked.
Truman finally appears to be learning to sleep at night. Some nights are still struggles, and he is sometimes hard to get back down after a feeding, but we are definitely making progress. It looks like the trick may be to keep him up and very entertained during the early evening hours to wear him out for a long night.
He's also advancing developmentally. He has learned to roll over from his tummy to his back and tries to do so almost every time he is placed on his tummy. Sometimes it takes a lot of rocking before he can make it, but with enough effort he can usually make it over. He also is really enjoying looking at things on his play mat and is clearly swiping (and sometimes hitting) the toys dangling above him on the mat. As best we can tell from the baby books, he is on track for his adjusted age. There are a few things he doesn't do that typical newborns would and some things that he can do that typical newborns can't do yet.
Truman gets some supervised tummy time on his play mat for the first time.
Truman meets Flora.
Gramma helps give Truman a bath.
Truman gets a little exercise.
Merry Christmas from Truman to you all!
Merry Christmas Everyone,
--Kara & Ben