Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Turning Pink and Gaining Weight

Just wanted to report that Ryan had his follow up doctor's appt. yesterday to check his weight and bilirubin levels. I'm happy to report that he had turned the corner and is no longer the scrawny yellow baby he was last week. He gained 6 oz over the weekend and his skin is so pink and healthy looking that Dr. Lattin didn't even require a traumatic heel poke bloodtest!

Ryan, who weighed 8 lbs 13 oz at birth and was discharged from the hospital at 8lbs 6 oz, lost even more weight and (after nearly a week of round the clock nursing) reached an all time low of just under 8 lbs last Friday, 1/2/09. It was at that point that I (with some serious urging from the Dr.) decided that it was time to give in to formula supplementing. Since then I have the worlds happiest, pinkest, healthiest little boy, who now weighs 8 lbs 6 oz again!

Here's a picture of Ryan relaxing in his little glider seat yesterday. Can you say peaceful??


KatieFeldmom said...

So sweet... that picture alone makes me want another one.

Kim said...

That's good news, hopefully he will continue down that path...that photo is too cute!

The Clark Family of Four said...

Oh I am happy to read this post Kelly - and happy that your little man is pink and eating - but he does look so darn peaceful sleeping how could you wake him to eat ... Hope you are feeling well!

Hugs from MN!