Thursday, May 13, 2010

Two week update

Monday May 10th (Jacob's original due date) came and went uneventfully and we can hardly believe he is two weeks old now. We looked at each other and chuckled.  The last two weeks feel like a year!  With all the days in the hospital and trips back and forth, the lack of sleep and many visitors, we have had quite a ride. 

This week, we had several appointments with various doctors for Jacob and Annie.  The neurosurgeon says everything looks good at this stage and we'll follow-up with him in 4 more weeks.  Today, we had a check up with the pediatrician who also says things look good.  Jacob is showing good signs of early neurologic development (good muscle tone, reflexes, and eye tracking), but he does need to put on weight a little more swiftly so we'll be working on that. 

Yesterday, Annie met with the lactation consultant, who gave her blessing to stop breastfeeding/pumping.  Her milk production was very limited and not very fruitful, so Jacob has been bottle feeding from the beginning.  For the most part, this is a huge relief as this has been a big stressor for Annie.  Everything else is going well with her post partum recovery. 

We hope to get outside more to enjoy this beautiful weather in the next few days.  Here are some pics from the last few days of Jacob's many faces.  He's cute even when he's mad.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Happy to hear things are going well! Brice was slow to gain weight also and I decided to just formula feed also. I understand your feelings of relief!