Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Grabbing toys

If you look closely you can see Rhys grabbing (and holding) onto his play gym friends. At one point he grabbed the monkey, which he loves, and pulled it clear off its perch. So, he is now officially grabbing for larger toys, play gym toys and spoons! It is strange, but it almost seems like he has to be in the right environment for him to reach and grab for things, he definitely doesn't do it on demand.

We had a slight scare yesterday morning - I thought Rhys was getting sick. About 9pm on Sunday night Rhys starting screaming. This was the red-faced wailing with nothing that could console him. He screamed for about two hours straight, we finally got him to sleep and he woke up again around midnight. He slept on my chest for 2 hours, woke up, threw up, went back to sleep, woke up, threw up and thus continued my morning. I was convinced after the early a.m. vomiting that I had poisoned my boy with bananas, but I do not think that was it because he couldn't keep anything on his stomach until 5pm and he only had about 3-4 baby spoons full of bananas to begin with. He wasn't acting funny (except he was super exhausted from not sleeping well the night before), no fever, no nasty dirty diapers, breathing was fine. I couldn't figure it out. The pedi said to give him pedialyte and bring him in if he threw up his 5pm feed yesterday afternoon, but he has been fine since. Not sure if it had to do with his Synagis shot, was a 24 hour bug or what. I'm still watching him, but hopefully that was the extent of it. It is easy to get lax with the constant screening of guests, hand washing and purell when your child stays well, but this was a little reminder of why we do it.

I just got in a billing summary for Rhys' entire stay in the NICU. Let's just say that he has something in common with the movie title Million Dollar Baby. Later when we tell him he looks like a million bucks I have proof that we mean it in more than one way. :o)

Today I am: 7 months, 2 weeks and 1 day old
Adjusted I am: 3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days old

1 comment:

Parker's mom said...

YAY Rhys! That's great holding the toys! Parker still isn't there yet. As for the "million Dollar Baby" well I can only imagine! I know Parker's total and Rhys was in there ALOT longer! Thank God for insurance!