Thursday, January 19, 2012

2 Months

Levi has passed the two month mark! He looks great! Here are his two month stats.

Height: 18 inches
Weight: 4lbs 15oz

2 Months
Height: 20 inches
Weight: 7lbs 6oz

As you can imagine, he is a completely different baby now! Every day he continues to grow and amaze us. Bee has become more comfortable with him, as has Persistence. This week has been a good week when it comes to sleep. A few nights he has gone 3-4 hours at one stretch! He's usually ready to face the day around 5:30am. It seems a little early for me, still. We'll get up, get John off to work, eat, watch TV, talk to each other, make funny faces. Around 7 or so, he's usually ready for his first nap. That lasts until about 8:30. I try to catch a nap myself during that time.

Levi's smiles are bigger and more frequent than ever! I think he knows when I've had a long night or I'm tired during the day. Every time I start to think that I can't do this, he flashes me a big, toothless grin, and I'm sold again.

In other news, we're hoping to get carpet in the hallway and maybe Levi's room in the next couple of months. It's going to be wonderful when it's done! I hope that time, money, tools, and manpower all work out so that we can do that.

Well, Levi's up from his noon nap, that one only lasted about 15 minutes... I'll leave you with a picture from when he was 3 days old, and one from 2 months old!

We are blessed to call him our son!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Meet the Nephrologist

That was our plan for yesterday. We had our first appointment with Levi's permanent nephrologist. She was wonderful. She seemed to have a real interest in Levi. Yesterday was mostly a "meet and greet" appointment. Dr. Stuart was getting familiar with Levi in the flesh, learning about his habits and just giving him a brief physical. He did great. They also weighed him and had to take blood. We were very excited to find out that Levi now weighs 7lbs 11oz. Unlike our doctor at home, this doctor weighs him with his clothes on, so his actual weight could be a little bit lower than what we got yesterday. Dr. Stuart also cleared him to go to daycare, which will be great, so I can work more!

Here are some pictures of Levi from yesterday...

I can't believe how big he's gotten! He changes and amazes me each day!

On another note, yesterday one of our cats died. John's cat, Stubby, had gotten really bad the past few weeks. Here's a picture of him from Sunday morning.
It was time for him to go. He couldn't walk very well, was blind in both eyes, and was using the bathroom all over the house (yuck!). I think that we're going to stick with the two animals that we have for now. We don't want to get anymore animals until after we are completely finished with the house.