Friday, March 14
Packin' on the pounds!
Ok, so it's only a little more than a pound, but today Owen had gained 21 ounces in 16 days! They look for 1/2 to 1 ounce of weight gain per day at this age, and he has gained over an ounce a day and is now 12 pounds 1/2 ounce. Yeah! You should have seen the smile on my face when I saw the number 12 on that scale! We really needed a positive outcome from today's doctor visit. I've been trying to be positive and shrug off all of the issues we've been dealing with, but it's just getting old and I needed something good to happen. The nurse even called later with the results of his blood work (things looked good there too) and told me congratulations for a good visit - they could tell I needed it to go well and they've been great. Hopefully, we'll just keep giving Owen a bottle after he nurses and he'll keep gaining (if he even keeps nursing - the bottle is so much less work... lazy baby!) . He's even starting to get rounder cheeks and a slight crease in his thighs, so I know he's putting on a little fat. Let's hope he keeps it up! Thanks for all of your continued prayers. We have upcoming visits from the Tennessee Early Intervention System (to evaluate his development based on his hearing loss and develop a family service plan) and will go March 31 to pick up his first hearing aids, so that will be a whole new world we'll enter into soon.