Friday, November 21, 2008

We're Back...

...from our blog hiatus! We've been busy adjusting to life at home after surgery, which has been great. Owen's first follow-up with cardiology after surgery went very well, and his next one will be December 3rd. At that one, we expect to be able to drop one or two of his meds. That's also the day of our big U/S to take a good look at Baby Bean. We are praying that Bean is healthy; I already want them to look at the heart first! We are also looking forward to finding out whether Bean is a boy or a girl.Owen has been a little more cranky lately. We think he's cutting teeth, although we can't see anything coming in yet. He is *terrified* of doctors/nurses; he screamed through his entire cardiology appointment and tried to hide behind my shirt. We've been working more on feeding, but we're not getting too far. So far, he hates sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, pears, peaches, and applesauce. The two foods we've found that he will willingly put in his mouth and gnaw on? Tootsie rolls and Oreos. Fabulous. He hasn't gained anything at all since before his surgery, even though we're feeding him more than before. He gets about 130 kcal/kg/day, which should be plenty for him to gain well, but he just isn't. There's only so much you can concentrate his formula, and so much you can put in his tummy in a day. I don't know what we're going to do next. His length and head circumference are still following the curve, but his weight has dropped off dramatically.

I'm including some pictures from his surgery and after; he's really looking older lately!

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