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.