Six Months & Eight Pounds
CURRENT WEIGHT: 8.0 LBS
ADJUSETED AGE: 2 MONTHS
Truman is six months old today and weighs 8 lbs. He picked up his growth rate over the last two weeks from about 2/3 of an ounce a day to 5/6 of an ounce per day. His most recent blood tests are looking a lot better as well, so we have been instructed to discontinue adding Human Milk Fortifier to Truman's bottles and to add only the Neosure powder instead. That's very good news as he seems to really dislike the taste of the HMF. The pediatrician seems very pleased with Truman's progress and has set the next appointment for three weeks this time -- the longest time ever without seeing the pediatrician.
Developmentally, Truman continues to "talk" more and more to us and to his playmat and mobile. He is also beginning to smile at the toys on the playmat as well. Yesterday, he mimicked me sticking out my tongue at him for a few minutes. He just seems to keep discovering more of his world everyday.
It's hard to believe that it's been six months since that very scary morning when Truman entered our lives and changed them dramatically forever. It's not exactly how we envisioned our lives as parents to begin, and we definitely had no expectations that terrible morning that we would be where we are today -- with a healthy, beautiful, baby boy in our home. He may still be quite small, but he's spectacular. Despite everything our little boy went through in his four months in the hospital, we definitely have a lot to be thankful for.