What a whirlwind these last few weeks have been… Things are definitely back in full swing, and we’re getting the hang of having three kiddos. Rowen fits right in, and we couldn’t imagine life w/out him. He’s growing rapidly, and I try to get in all the snuggle time that I possibly can. I know all too well how quickly time passes and he’ll be running around the house w/ the girls, before we know it. He showed his first smiles (at 7 weeks old).. Makes a mama tear up, that’s for sure! We’re so happy to see him starting to coo, babble, and really study our faces as we talk to him. He had his 2 month check up last Wednesday, and is a healthy boy. 10lbs 13oz and 22 1/4 inches. 30th percentile for weight and 25th for height. I was actually surprised that the percentages weren’t a bit higher.. this boy has got some adorable, baby chunk 🙂 So glad to see him gaining weight.. Sure makes sense since he can eat! Every two hours still, like clockwork.
We had a slight scare when Rowen was 11 days old.. One of the tests that blood is drawn for in the hospital was borderline for a genetic metabolic disorder. This specific disorder would mean that his body would not be able to break down protein, and left untreated could lead to kidney failure, or even brain damage. We were pretty concerned to get the results back as soon as possible, but were told that the state can take awhile. <sigh> Some of the early signs are being lethargic, and lack of appetite. With Rowen nursing so well, we took that as a great sign he did not have the disorder. Finally after about 3 weeks our pediatrician called to say that she had to twist some arms at the state lab, and they told her that “unofficially his results were w/in a normal #”.. We didn’t get the 100% yes, we received the results from the state lab until last week. Praise God! We were so relieved to hear the news. Needless to say, we have said many thankful prayers for our healthy children..
Here are some recent pics of our sweet man.. Love, love, love him!
Daddy is pretty smitten..