Friday, April 20, 2007

2 months old!

Elijah is two months old today and we had his 2-mo. doctor's check this morning (including stinky vaccinations). He now weighs 9 lbs. 6 oz.!! Dr. Snook was in total disbelief! He's such a piggy little man, eating all the time and not letting Mommy and Daddy rest much. His constant feedings are starting to take a toll on us. We are more sleep deprived than ever, but of course we are...what did we expect?! I'll stop whining. Back to Eli... his height and weight are now in the 10th percentile, up from being in the 3rd percentile at his last visit. He's growing so well. I think all of his doctors are really just stunned.

We may have to increase his Lasix dose again soon since he's growing so fast (since Lasix doses are given according to weight), but that's to be expected. We see his cardiologist again on May 1st, so he'll probably get another chest xray then to make sure everything inside is still functioning ok. We also may have a better idea at that visit about when his upcoming angiogram will be (which will help determine when his first surgery will be).

What a good, sweet little chubby man we have. We will post more pics soon!

Friday, April 13, 2007


Sleeping in Grandpa's arms

Snoozing on Grandma's shoulder

As of last Monday, Elijah weighed a whopping 8 lbs. 1 oz.! The nurse who weighed him said he basically couldn't be gaining more weight than he is. He's gaining about an ounce and a half a day, and that is about as good as you can get.

Eli had a fun visit with Grandpa and Grandma Weiss when they came to visit this week. He loooooved Grandpa's arms and chatted with him a lot about the Cleveland Indians. We were so happy to have them here for a few days and we were sad to see them go.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Growing Boy

Elijah had a check-up with his pediatrician today and it was another positive visit. We couldn't believe it when we saw that the scale said 7 lbs, 6 oz! Yes, he has gained a pound in just 10 days! Dr. Snook could hardly believe her eyes and was so proud of his progress. Everything else looked great, too. Eli's blood oxygen saturation was at ~85%, which is well within the normal range for him. Our little peanut is doing so incredibly well. Here are a few pics that we took after this morning's bath. The fuzzy hair is so funny!