May 9, 2011

Micah is born!

Our baby boy was born on March 5th, 2011 at St. Mary's hospital in Troy, NY. He was 6 lbs. 6 oz. at birth, and 18.5 inches long. See link below for pictures from his first month. He is 2 months old now, and almost 14 lbs.! So far he has been gaining about 1 lb per week, which is faster than average (they say 1/2 oz. to 1 oz. per day is average). His weight is between 75 and 90th percentile for his age now. Tomorrow we will go to his 2 month pediatrician check up, and we will get some more official numbers. He is also getting his 2 months vaccines, which are DTap and Hep B, the Doc says he might need infant Tylenol, so we are a bit nervous about that. The book my Mom is reading says that he will have reaction after 12 hours, and it will last about 24 hours. We will see how he does.

He loves to eat and sleep, and is now smiling and loves to look at his balloons, and our curtains. He eats about once every 2 hours, and for 15 to 25 minutes. He also has big burps after he eats, and we need to burp him because otherwise he will spit up. (he spits up anyway sometimes, but not too much if we burp him properly). A few days ago he spit up nearly 3 oz. (it just kept coming and coming), so we called the pediatrician (it's great because she answers directly right away), and she says it's ok if it only happened once. So far no more major spitting up, so we are feeling confident.

We took him out to shopping trips starting last weekend, when he was 8 weeks old; he does pretty well in the car seat as long as the car is moving. We also take him out on the deck or front yard when it's sunny, to give him some outside air and Vitamin D time, though it's very brief to avoid too much sun burn, and we are sure to shade his eyes.

Micah is a happy baby, we are so blessed to be his parents! We are also so thankful for the support we've received from our friends and family. Check out Picasa for more pictures from his first month!

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