Kaleb: Day Twenty Six
I finally got a boat load of sleep last night because Jennifer’s mom is here helping us hold down the fort. I stayed up late, but then this morning I didn’t have to do my usual five AM shift and actually slept until around ten o’clock. I probably could have stayed in bed longer, but sometimes you just have to say no. I also made a pact to work less today, because I have been a bit stressed out with work and this week was supposed to be a break from all of that craziness.
We had a visit from a home nurse today and learned that Kaleb now weighs 4lbs 10oz, which makes him up seven ounces since Saturday. Hopefully we can get him to five pounds by the next weigh in at the pediatrician’s office on Monday. Besides his weight the nurse checked him out, managed to get him to scream at the top of his lungs and told us things we already knew. The nurse was a bit different, not only to she tell us how small babies lose heat quickly, she also spoke loudly, wore a lot of perfume and used the word “honey” like it was going out of style. Of course it was nice to have somebody come check on our little man, but the only thing we really got out of it was his weight.
Besides that its been a good day for Kaleb. We have tried to put him down more often, so he will have a better chance of sleeping at night. He has been sleeping very well today and we have had to wake him up for his feedings. He still doesn’t do the naked thing well and continues to cry at the top of his lungs if you take off all of his clothes. Since coming home he has definitely changed a lot, his face is fatter, he is definitely more vocal than he was in the hospital and he is spending much more time awake. The other change has been his recent bouts of gas and pooing. He gets so upset and his face gets all red and he whines a bit. Its tough to watch, because there really isn’t much you can do for him. Whenever this happens he also puts his hands up to his face and scratches himself. He loves playing with his arms and winging them all over the place.
After I post this I will be uploading some more movies. I am not sure if anybody is really watching them, but some of them are fun to watch. You can see some interesting faces he makes. Hopefully I will get together some good whining movies and I will string them together to show him how difficult he was on the ears. Just kidding he is a really great kid and rarely cries.