Teeny Tiny Truman

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

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Six Months & Eight Pounds


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.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy 6th month birthday to our precious Truman! Sweetheart, you have taught us all so many lessons about fighting for every precious moment of life, about endurance, and about discovering new things everyday to delight in. You are such a precious gift to all of your family. There are lots of great people to meet and fun things to see and do in Lubbock. We can hardly want for your first visit! We love you dearly. Gramma

11:02 PM  
Anonymous Sara said...

Kara- thank you for continuing to share Truman with all of us that have become attached to the little cutie! I am so happy for you all that everything has turned out the way that it has. Hope you have a great Valentine's Day next with your own personal cupid- I smile everytime there is an update and when I hear how fabulous things are going. Keep talking Truman- and keep growing! Much love to you all!

11:31 PM  
Blogger Tina Rock said...

Happy 6th month birthday Truman!

I don't know you but I have to agree with your Gramma in saying that you have taught all of us a lesson. I have followed your story now for several months (I discovered it at Babycenter) and I so look forward to checking in on you from time to time!

6:45 AM  
Blogger amelia said...

Please, more and more pictures!!!

Happy six months little boy. May you grow big and strong!

7:34 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

That is so wonderful that he is doing so well!!!

Happy 1/2 Birthday Truman

12:06 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Congratulations on the great milestones! We heard about Truman from another Baylor preemie mom. We've been reading your blog and cheering for your family. I'm so excited to hear how he's doing - we also had a 23 week boy at Baylor, he just turned two last month.

Thanks for sharing your story!

4:25 PM  
Blogger Mamã da Bruna said...

Way to go Truman, you are a really fighter :)

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Jill said...

I'm so happy to hear that Truman is doing so well. What a precious miacle he is. Keep it up Truman. Happy 6 month Birthday!!!

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Truman's Aunt Amy said...

Happy 6 month birthday Truman!! You've come a long way little guy, and I'm very proud of you. I can't wait to see how big you are 6 months from now.

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day Truman!
Jason, Cinda and Ethan

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thank you for sharing your Truman with us via the "cyberworld". I've been checking up on him now for many, many months (found your blog at ivilliage). Each time you post an update it thrills my heart to hear the news.

Keep up the good work Truman!!!

Jaymie Goitia

7:20 PM  

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