Thursday, March 4, 2010

Much overdue update

PLEASE NOTE: This all happened 2 years ago, I'm simply copying it to my blog since I didn't have a blog back then.

Originally written March 4, 2008

So it's been a while since I updated here. Since Autumn came home I haven't been on the internet more than few minutes at a time to just check email, or look at recipes or read up on some questions I had about babies or something. Anyway, Autumn is doing really well. She is 9 lbs now and just had her first cold last week. She did pretty well, the Dr prescribed an inhaler for her of Albuterol, it seemed to help her breathe better while she was fighting her cold. In January, I found she had an ovarian hernia and she had to have surgery to repair it, turns out it was on both sides so they fixed both. Her and I stayed at the hospital overnight and she was still taking bottles and breast until that night, we just went all breast and she's been exclusively breastfeeding ever since. NO MORE BOTTLES! It's so nice, pumping was getting really old. So many people are amazed when they find out how much of a preemie she was (2lb 11oz, 29-weeker) and that she is now breastfeeding. I'm really proud of her because some Dr's said she wouldn't be able to. I have a friend who got her 25 weeker to nurse exclusively so that is what kept my determination going. Autumn's pediatrician was also very encouraging with the breastfeeding. She wears 0-3 months right now. She still spits up all the time but gains weight steadily. In the last 2 weeks she's started cooing and smiling, it's so adorable. She gets Synagis shots once a month for RSV. What else? What else? Not much else to say about her, she's such a little blessing and we thank the Lord she has no serious problems.

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