Nathan is Hebrew and means "gift from God" - we couldn't have been more blessed than to have been chosen as his parents!

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Nathan's Second Month Birthday!

I really can't believe that Nathan is already 2 months old today! This picture was taken on Nathan's very first visit to his grammy's house. This is the infamous diaper change position after he just ate -- someone holds him up while the other changes him! :-)
He went to see the doctor this week for his first round of immunizations and it didn't go as planned. Nathan was suppose to received 3 shots and the first two shots he did great! No tears! His third and what was suppose to be his final shot met us with cries but only for about 45 seconds! What a little trooper our son is! But, just as I was dressing him the doctor came back in the room to deliver the not so good news - he had just given Nathan a shot of saline!!!!! Apparently his assistant did not mix the vaccine with the saline as the doctor had thought. So, our little one had to endure yet another shot but I am happy to report he did not suffer - in fact he didn't even get red in the face!

Nathan is up to 8.1 pounds and is now eating 3 1/2 ounces per bottle and unless necessary we don't have to return for another two months! YIPPEE!!! He is also now 21 inches long!

I also had a check-up this week and beyond the 15 pounds I still have to lose things are fine here too. I have been cleared for intense gym rat training, which includes some belly dancing!

Nathan is doing well with his therapists sessions - feeding is still a challenge but he is improving each and every day. Instead of actually sucking on his bottle - Nathan is now using his jaw to extract the formula. However, one of the greatest things about children is their ability to learn quickly -- so I'm sure this will end shortly. We are doing some mommy and daddy tricks to help him along.

Nathan also had his pictures taken on Friday - if you'd like one please let me know what size and I'll order it. I'll be doing that this week.

1 comment:

Mairead Elizabeth Hickok said...

He looks great- and so tall! It's so great to hear that he is getting bigger and doing so well. I'm glad the shots weren't too bad-- I think it's worse for us moms than it is for them!