Friday, October 5, 2012

High five

Maisie had an appointment with Dr Jim yesterday and is doing great. In fact, we found out that she weighs five pounds more than birth, and is now 6lbs 11oz. At birth, her arm was roughly the size of my middle finger. Now, I'm trying to get used to the fact that I need to use two hands to lift her.

Maisie has been sleeping well at night and often gets in 6-7 hours between bottles. She's a pretty easy baby. It will be interesting to see what happens to the dynamic when James comes home in a few weeks.

James is now 5lbs 7oz and is doing pretty well on his bottle feelings. He definitely loves to eat, but it does take a lot of energy and he is working on building up stamina. Also, the doctor put James on a specialty formula to better support his health and growth. His weight gain, which plateaued after surgery, is starting to take off again but not as fast as they would like. Our goal of getting James home by Halloween still seems attainable at this point according to Dr Hawkeye. We hope to stay on track for this.

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