Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy 8 Months!

My little chub is 8 months old today. I say this every month, but WOW! He doesn't even know he had surgery, which I am thankful for. He is moving as much as ever and has continued to do his self "stretching" like he always has. His eating is back to his norm, whatever that is, but I swear I still don't know how he gains weight with the amount he eats. He weighed 12lb 3.5oz last night before his bath. That is 4 pounds more than when he was discharged from the NICU 2.5 months ago. I guess I can't complain about that, even though I know several term babies born after him that have already passed him up.

He was lying in his play gym today and was so close to rolling from his back to stomach. He made it to his side with no problem and then his arm got in the way of him going all the way to his tummy. I find this amazing since he's basically had little to no tummy time in the last two weeks. We still need to work on him raising himself up, but I have vowed to start his home therapy again today so his PT will be pleasantly surprised next week when we go back. Other than that I swear he smiled when playing with his toys the other day. He has a shake and crawl ball that he likes and he loves his hedgehog. I didn't get an out right laugh, but he had his lopsided smile when I brought them out for him to play with. He has also discovered he likes putting weight on his legs. If you hold him up and put his feet to a flat surface he loves to sort of bounce and stand. He is a crazy boy.

As promised, pictures from the hernia surgery...

Bright and early - 7 a.m. and ready to go!

One size fits all was a little too big for little man.

I was a grump and looked so pathetic. Mom felt really bad for me.

That's NOT what I wanted!

Adjusted I am: 4 months, 1 week and 1 day old


Alicia said...

Happy 8 months birthday, Rhys!!! You are such a miracle. We love you!

--your Oregon cousins & fam

Chris and Machel said...

Congrats little big man!! Happy 8 month b-day!! Rhys is amazing and we are so happy for all of you!!!