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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Positive Side to the Niccu

We got all of Deklan's newborn pictures back- I posted some of them on my other blog HERE. and all of them on facebook :)

Deklan is 7 weeks old on Thursday- I honestly can't believe that time is flying by so quickly! He is officially 8.1 pounds as of today!! One of the good things about your baby going to the niccu (one of the only good things) is that there is a state program for babies who have stayed there for one week or longer to have a nurse come to my house to help with him till he is 2 years old!!! FOR FREE!!! When I say help, I mean, she comes to my house, weighs him, finds out how he's doing, and helps with anything I have questions on...for instance BREASTFEEDING! Amazing right??! So this lady has come out to my house a few times now as a lactation specialist to help Deklan latch and see if this is something that will work for us. At this point I'm not so certain it will- but I love that I have help!! She is fantastic and stays with us till Deklan is two years old to make sure he is gaining proper weight and also learning skills properly. Good news is Deklan is AMAZING for his age! He has all the skills a 2 month old baby would- even though he should only be three weeks old this week! He is learning fast and is gaining A LOT! In the past week an ounce a day where a normal baby gains half an ounce a day. I think this means he is healthy and going to be nice and chunky! We are so completely in love with this little boy. Enjoying every moment right now :)

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