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Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.

Friday, August 1

Two weeks and counting...

Daddy and I took Mac to his two week well-child appt this morning. And the doctor basically said he is ridiculously healthy! Music to this momma's ears, to say the least. It is such a different experience having a healthy baby who eats and sleeps well (don't get me wrong, this momma is still VERY tired, but I count 2-3 hours at night as good sleeping compared to Korri's 20 minutes!).

Based on his stats, we have a big, healthy, proportionate boy:
Height: 21" 70% (birth 19 3/4)
Weight: 9 lbs 2.5 oz 67% (birth 8 lbs 13 oz)
Head: 36.75 cm 76% (birth 35.5 cm)

While his jaundice hasn't resolved, she isn't concerned about it at this point either. She said that it can take 6 to 7 weeks to fully resolve with breast-fed babies and it does seem to be improving. So unless it seems to get worse, she will just check it at his two month visit. She isn't concerned about his eye goop or congested nose and said to keep doing what we've been doing (putting ointment in his eye as needed and suctioning his nose as needed).

That is it. Nothing else! And he was a rock star at the appt. She was very impressed with his alertness (see Jess, he really is just awake a lot!). He let her do her thing but was very happy to get back to momma to eat when all was done. He does spit-up a lot, so we are going to keep an eye on that, but it doesn't seem forced or painful, so hopefully he is just over eating a little or eating too fast and it will resolve itself as he gets bigger, stronger and his stomach can hold more!

I pray for all future doctor visits to go this smoothly!

Big kids are in Oville for the weekend. Sure is quiet here without them. Momma and Mac took a nap together and then snuggled in bed until it was bedtime yesterday. What a luxury and precious time together.

We ran errands are the doctor appt and then had a late lunch. Here is Mac enjoying lunch time!

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