Seven weeks already!?!? I can’t believe that 49 days ago my little man joined the world. It’s been such an amazing roller coaster ride, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. This past week has been very busy……and very productive. After proving to the pediatrician that Luke cannot survive on breast milk alone, we figured out that he has a milk protein allergy and is now doing so well on Nutramigen formula from Enfamil. Hematology has decided it best to wait on Luke’s blood tests and gave us a prescription in case he needs it.
Luke is currently sitting at 9.5 pounds, which is slightly more than he weighed on Monday. He is able to keep down his food, but the weight gain is going a bit slower than I anticipated. He is 21.75 inches, and growing well. He is still about the 20th percentile for his height and weight, but that’s ok because he is still growing.
This week Luke really took an interest in looking around. He can hold his head up on his own for about 5 minutes (or more) and twist it from side to side. He really likes looking at lights, and frequently converses with the teddy bears hanging above his swing. He discovered his ability to kick, and loves to splash around in the tub. He is very alert (we have gotten numerous comments on how aware of his surroundings he is). He loves to wrap his arms around my neck and weave his fingers through my hair, and he loves to be held.
Luke still hates to have his diaper changed, and despises tummy time. He doesn’t like being taken out of his car seat, ad cries if he can’t see us in the car. Waking him up is worse than waking up a teenager. His fits are second to none.
But I LOVE HIM!!
I’m doing pretty good too. Emotionally I am doing a lot better than I was two weeks ago. After figuring out the whole feeding issue and learning of low supply and milk allergies, getting the lip and tongue ties looked at, and postponing the blood draw, I feel a lot better about my ability to be a mom.
Now if I could just find the 7 pacifiers that I seem to have lost……