how i knit to stay sane

April 20, 2009

Checking in — An update on Andrew

Filed under: Uncategorized — K @ 9:28 am

I’ve been horrible about email, visiting groups, IMs, and blogging, lately — Little Andrew’s taking about all of my attention!

Drew is a strong (he rolled over on his 5-week-birthday!) and healthy baby with one exception — apparently I watched too many late night infomercials about weight loss products in the hospital because he has himself on some kind of diet. He was still losing weight at more than two weeks old (he should have been back to his birth weight then), and when he finally started gaining, he was gaining at about the half the rate of a healthy average baby. Although he doesn’t have any distress signs (too few diapers, dehydration, lethargy), I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me to get him caught up to where he should be, and we’re still working on it.

He was born at 9 lbs 11 oz, and was down to 8 lbs 6 oz at his lowest measured point. At his 1 month checkup, he was doing much better at 9 lbs 3 oz, but he was still half a pound below his birthweight (he should have been about a pound up from that.) We are, as you can tell, keeping a very close eye on the problem, and making sure that he stays healthy as we explore the issues (which seem to be mostly related to a not-stellar latch and a lazy suck — I won’t call it a “bad” latch because I’m not in pain. It could be a LOT worse!). However, I have been pretty focused on feeding the baby first, family time and effort in general second, me third (I’m still having some pain from my c-section and have plenty of times every day that remind me that I am recovering still from major surgery!), and computer time a distant fourth. (And yes, knitting fits right in there with the “me” category. Doesn’t get done as much as I’d like, but I do manage to get in a row here and there!)

Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes you’ve had coming our way — we appreciate them, and can still use them!

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1 Comment »

  1. Thank you for the update! I’ve been wondering how things are going for you guys. How are big brother and sister doing with a new little brother? Good luck with getting Drew to catch up with his weight. We had that issue with twin boy #2. His is still a little guy. Take your time to get better from the c-section (not fun) and enjoying your little guy!

    Comment by twinknitting — April 21, 2009 @ 10:32 am


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