Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Jude Pose

If you are at our house at any given time, you will most likely see the same pose from our little Jude:

Not that I am complaining, or anything. I mean, who doesn't love a baby that sleeps. It just makes it really hard to get nourishment into him. In his first four days he dropped a whole pound to 6lbs 16ozs. He's getting better about nursing now - he sort of resembles waking up to eat now. As of our doctor's appointment yesterday, he was up to 8 pounds!

Here is a rare awake picture. Those are our favorite cowboy jammies. They were about the only thing that fit him until this week as he was too small for newborn clothes and too long for premie clothes. He grew out of these jammies this week.

We do have an area where your prayers are coveted. The pediatrician heard a heart murmur yesterday. He explained the two types of heart murmurs. One of them 90+% of the time, the child outgrows by adulthood. The other type is the result of a shunt to bypass the lungs from the heart in utero that should have disappeared by now. If it is that type, we will be looking at medical treatment. We have an appointment with a neurologist at the children's hospital in the next couple of weeks. Pray for the self correcting one, please.

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