8 weeks = 2 month appointment = 3 injections
Now you see what I mean. Vaccines!!! Luckily, Blake was able to make this appointment. He had the hard job of holding Crosby while the shots were given. I just held on to Blake and looked the other way. As most of you know, I am not a needle person. That is why I had to change my major from nursing to OT!! The sticks took my poor baby's breath away. Fortunately, his cry was short lived. Blake was able to calm him right down. Me, on the other hand, heartbroken. I held back the tears but boy was it hard.
The good news. Our little one continues to move on up the charts. He is now 9 pounds even (8th percentile-up from the 2nd) and 22.5 inches long (45th percentile-up from the 16th). The nurse SAID his head circumference was 37.5 cm...but it reads 36.5 cm on his paperwork... Either way, he is still AT LEAST up from the 2nd percentile to the the 5th...probably a little more!! ; ) Speaking of his head...
This is one of my favorite parts of his body. I could rub his soft, little noggin all day long!
For exciting, baby book worth news...Blake got the first official smile last night. Crosby was lying on the couch and Blake was playing with his mickey rattle (the one he tracked in this post). He would shake it over his head and then tap their noses together. Crosby found that to be lots of fun and let out several coo's and a few great, big smiles. Luckily, I was near by to witness the moment. It melted my heart to say the least. I get lots of great moments with Crosby every day while Blake is at work. I was thrilled he was able to see the little man smile for the first official time!
We haven't been all smiles lately. Crosby has been a little fussy the past week or so. We thought there may be some underlying issue we didn't know about. Fortunately, he got a clean bill of health. Dr. P says it is likely gas...and he definitely has that!! :) But it also may be due to a supply issues on my end. Things really decreased in a matter of 24 hours and I am not sure why ?!!? So, I am hoping a little fenugreek will help me with that dilemma. Can you ask people to pray about milk supply??? A little weird, huh... Let's be honest, I have asked for more awkward things in the past so why not!
On another note... I have been wanting to share this little face with you for a while now...
Miss Margaret Belle Rick. Is she not a doll??? Crosby thought so! :) We had a "play date" on the 13th. It was so great to finally see Melissa's sweet daughter. Keep in mind, we met in a waiting room, have emailed a ton, called a few times, and visited each other once while in the hospital! It might seem like a random friendship but we think it is a Divine friendship! Common loss of a child can bond 2 people in an instant. I have a feeling there will be many more play dates in our future. Just for perspective, Crosby was a few ounces larger than Margaret (in this picture) when he came home. You will have to correct me if I am wrong Melissa, but I am thinking she was right around 5 pounds in this picture. He was around 8 pounds! And he was not cooperating like Maggie Moo!
He was a little bit bigger than Margaret the day he came home! Oh my... Please slow down!!!
I'll end with a picture of the little guy napping at dusk. Wrapping up a long, hard day. Poor baby is starving AND got 3 needles stuck in his thighs. Here's praying for a better Tuesday with Crosby this week!!! Sweet dreams my little one...