Saturday, October 26, 2013

Time Flies!

    I can't believe how fast our little boy is growing up! Everyone always warns you that they grow up so fast but I didn't think it went this quickly. The above photo was taken at six days old (isn't he cute?! Of course, I am a little biased). When James was born he was three weeks early, weighed 7 lbs 8 oz and was 20 inches long. (Thank goodness he was early because full term he would have been huge!)

   James spent six days in the NICU because he couldn't regulate his blood sugar levels and the last day because he was jaundiced, so he spent the last day working on his tan under the lights. The blood sugar problem the doctors figure was because he was born so early but they don't anticipate any long term issues and he is just fine now.
       At his one month check up James has gained a full pound, weighing 8 lbs 8 oz (putting him in the 22 percentile range) and his height is 21 3/4 inches (59 percentile). At one month he knows Mom and Dad, and tracks both of them. He is raising his head some, loves playing on his toy mat, falls asleep when placed in his carrier but really sleeps on every car ride.

   Hanging on the wall in my house growing up was a hanging that my mother toll painted, I'm sure most have heard it before but it always struck me and I have reminded myself of it several times as I started to feel guilty while holding my baby, looking at the dishes that needed washing or the laundry that needed to be folded and taken care of.  So I have refused to allow myself to feel guilty and just recite this poem when my mind starts down that path:
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow for babies grow up, we've learned to our sorrow. So batten down cobwebs and dust go to sleep, I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep. 
 Colby and I are both so grateful to have this little soul in our life!


HL said...

Cute little guy. Congratulations!

Torey's Travels said...

your baby is cut.