Colby had a bit of a tough day today. He was pretty fussy as his belly continues to hurt him. I have been feeling his belly to see if it gets hard or if there are any hard areas and as best I can tell, everything is soft. He had a massive poop this morning. While I was changing him I had my first experience of what seemed to be more poop ending up in my hand than in the diaper. Uuugggghhhhh. Nasty stuff. But it's all part of the deal.
The visiting nurse is coming tomorrow and we're going to ask her about his belly. I feel that it's just a case of an irritable belly and just time will take it's course. But it's good to have someone keep an eye on it being that he's had belly surgery. The nurse weighs him and I'm anxious to see how much weight he's gained.
Thank you for your ideas about getting help with the Pregestamil. We're going to look into both avenues. I was surprised today when I was in Babies R Us that they didn't carry it there. Huh...
This week Colby has a follow up with the neurosurgeon. We've been feeling his soft spots on his head and they continue to feel soft and "empty". When his hydrocephalus was progressing, the soft spots felt firm and full. Almost like a blister would. I'm not sure what the doctor is going to do on Wednesday, I'm assuming an ultrasound to check if there's been any change over the past week.
Colby's room is coming together. We've got the Crib and changing table. And today I ordered his dresser. That should arrive at Baby's R Us in a week or two.
Some of you have asked how Hamilton is doing. Well....he's pretty bummed. He's been moping around and when he lies down, he's been letting out a deep groan as he lowers his body. So we've been doing what we can to give him some more attention today and he's loving it!
My week coming up is relatively slow work-wise given that New Years falls on Tuesday. That's a good thing as it's been quite an adjustment for Tracey and I. I think between the lack of sleep and change of sleep routine, plus we went from 5 months in the hospital, to then sleeping in the hospital and trying to square away a little bit of Xmas shopping, to having him home. One after the other. So we think it might take a couple days....maybe a week to get settled in.
I know there are a good number of you who read this blog who recently had children. Others who had kids a little longer ago. How long did it take you to "adapt"?