Wednesday, July 9, 2008

1 month old






I can't believe Rowan is already a month old. I can't believe 5 weeks ago I went to the hospital for back pain and now we have this little guy. We just passed his due date this week and it was such an odd feeling. He may not have ever made it until the 6th, but it was a little weird to imagine or ponder what our experience might have been like had I not had this infection and he was able to come on time. This last month has been tough, but he is a wonderful baby who honestly has been so easy on us. He almost never fusses, sleeps well, is now eating well and is just generally so laid back. We went to the doctor today for his 1 month check up and things went great. He has gained weight (10 oz) since our last visit and is up above his birth weight now at 6lbs 8oz. We do need to repeat some blood tests since he had a transfusion and was on some antibiotics (both can skew the results). But hopefully that will be taken care of in the next week and all of this will be behind him.

I am doing better. Each day brings a little more healing. I am moving a little faster and with a little less pain. Still having trouble caring for Rowan, but hopefully soon enough I can be trusted with him by myself. Josh has gone back to work and while his schedule is very flexible allowing him to work a lot from home, my parents have had to help a lot when he needs to be out of the house.

I thought I would post a few pics of Rowan and I, since we have almost none together, and one of the three of us. The monkey was a special gift from Rowan's favorite Auntie Em. Since it is bigger than he is right now I figured it would be fun to see him grow in comparison to what I hope will be his favorite companion as he get older.

4 comments:

Victoria said...

wow, has it really been that long? I couldn't beleive it when I saw you post, and then I started counting days... Given how lousy my sense of time has been lately, it's a good thing I have at least the beginnings of a list of "do X before Date Y" or I imagine the first week of October would be rather a nightmare. Could still be, if I don't stick to the plan!

Anyway it was great to see/hear
that Rowan is doing so well and that you're starting to feel better too. Love the pictures of you with the baby and great idea for the Monkey one! We have a picture of me with a hippo around that age, and every time I go home and see that hippo I am amazed at how small it seems now... having a whole series of pictures would be even better!

april said...

what an adorable little guy... and such a happy family...
hang on, it goes quicker and quicker...

Brendan said...

that's hilarious, great idea with the monkey, and hope you continue to feel better and better Shey

Lauren said...

I cannot believe Rowan is already a month old!! I mean, seriously??

Shey, you all look so beautiful! I hope and pray that you continue to heal and gain strength each day - please let me know if there's anything I can do to help you all, especially since Josh is going back to work!

Much love to you guys!