Thursday, February 17, 2011

6 months home (and adjusted age)

Thursday February 17th

Wow. Six months have gone by since Lochlan came home. (Aug 16th) Today also marks the day, six months later that Lochlan should have been due. (August 17th)

He is really doing incredibe. He's smiling and laughing and just wants to go go go! If he could could could!

Abby is a darling with him these days, calling him sweetheart and her baby! So adorable. She still occasionally gets too close to him or pinches his cheeks or whatever, but it's now just typical sibling stuff. I think sometimes too she just loves him so much that she doesn't realize that it's causing him some distress.

Yesterday Lochlan had another dose of the RSV shot. More protection. Dr. Onyette told me that he will definitely be getting one more shot next month and then they are waiting on the government to hear about a dose for April.

He now weights 10lbs, 5 3/4 ounces and is 24 inches long. Getting there little by little. He gained 6 ounces in 2 1/2 weeks which for him is amazing!

Sad to say that I have officially ran out of pumped breastmilk. D'oh! I'm happy that it lasted this long but not impressed I have to try to fit in some pumping sessions. I already feel like there's no time! But I have to get in the right frame of mind and keep reminding myself it's best for Lochlan. I am able to use Formula if I am unable to pump for his cereal. So that's a relief and takes some pressure off. It's very difficult to fit in a pumping session in between feedings without it affecting his normal feedings or even after he's gone to bed...I'm like okay if I pump now, is he going to wake up and then I won't have any? Or even if I do pump I don't get all that much. Frustrating but a little is better than nothing at all!

Yesterday (Wednesday) also marked an important milestone for Lochlan: he stopped his morning Ventolin! So he's now down to Flovent 2 puffs, twice a day and Ventolin, 2 puffs in the evening.

((continued 3 days later - Sunday Feb 20th))

I'm trying to remember where I was going with my train of thought since it's now been 3 days since I began this post. Oh well.

Lochlan has been enjoying his solids much more these days. Wasn't a fan of bananas but I'm thinking that's due to texture. But he's decided he likes sweet potatoes again. Good thing because I was running out of options of what to give him on a consistent basis since I need to wait a few days before introducing something else. And he will now eat Avocado too. I actually mixed it with pear yesterday which was a big hit!

A week and a half ago, Julie, from the infant development program came for a home visit to see if she could help Lochlan with anything. Since it was just the initial visit, we just chatted and I filled out some paperwork. She's coming on Thursday to really observe him. But from what she could tell, she said he was doing really really well. She seemed pretty impressed with him and what he's able to do. It's hard sometimes because I think he's doing amazing but then I'll sort of forget what where he should be at developmentally with his adjusted age. So sometimes I question if he should be doing more. I don't know. I just go with the flow. He's starting to sit up a little bit...well not entirely but it's a start. He's bent right over almost in a stretch type yoga pose with the support of me holding him up. So I think that's what he's working on now.

He's also putting a lot more things to his mouth these days. And I think he's teething pretty hard as well. Poor boy. Just pop out teeth already!!!

And he's started some new sounds lately too. Which is so great to hear. I swear sometimes it sounds like momma! I know, I know...stretching it a little but a girl can hope!! Either way, it's so cute! And he's smiling and smiling and smiling!

And a few Abby tidbits:

The other day we went through Tim Horton's drivethru on our way to my mom and dad's and I got her a bagel and she said "Can I have my bagel mommy?" Then she started singing to the tune of "Baby" by Justin Beiber: "Bagel bagel bagel, ohh" So funny! I told her you can definitely tell she's mommy and daddy's daughter!! Especially Rob because he's always changing the lyrics to something crazy.

And yesterday when we went to watch Rob play soccer, she met a little girl named Madison and she said, "Madison do see my daddy? He's doing better than good! Say, go daddy, go daddy! Go daddy go, go daddy go!"
: )

1 comment:

  1. I love all the Abbyisms! I would LOVE to have you guys come visit! Wish we lived closer!

    I'm the same way with milestones. Even with three other kids, I forget where Timmy should be, what he should be doing now. He's just doing the next thing. It's also interesting how it changes from doctor to nurse, etc. how far behind they think Timmy is. I give his pediatrician the most validity because that's who she deals with ALL the time. If we consider that Timmy missed most of the third trimester and then was immobilized while he was intubated, that puts him about 3 months behind where he should be, so he's really not so far behind.