Friday, June 25, 2010

Just Realized...

I just realized today that Jack's surgery is on the same date a year ago that I found out that I was pregnant with Jack. How neat!!! Just thought I would share.

Jack is doing great today. Got some fresh air before the heat starts to kick in and now he is sleeping, well, like a baby! He really is such a great baby, I love him to pieces.

Justin and I were finally going to get our first night out together in I can't tell you how long. My mom so kindly offered to babysit for a little while. But unfortuneately Justin got a call to take a trip to Niagra Falls for work. What a bummer... it has been just about a year for me since I have gotten out. I was really looking forward to it. Ohwell, next time.

Hope everyone is having a great day!! It is beautiful out!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Last appointment before surgery

Today we saw Dr. Sanghavi (cardio doctor)thhe last time before Jack's upcoming surgery. It was a great appointment. Dr. Sanghavi said that Jack looks great! He is in the 26th percentile for growth for a 3 month old baby. That was wonderful news. It's amazing to me to hear from so many people especially heart doctors and nurses that Jack doesn't even look like a heart baby. He is definately chubby and he has great rosy coloring to his face. It feels so good to hear those types of things.
We went to the doctor this past monday for feeding issues. He isn't taking as much food as he used to. He has been on a higher calorie diet since birth so I just have this feeling it is too much and too heavy for him. We are trying lower calories now and he seems to be doing better with it. He is almost 13lbs!!!
I guess it has been planted into my head that feeding is a major thing with heart babies, well more so the gaining weight part. So I get nervous when Jack goes through any type of changes. Its hard because I try so hard to compare him to a regular baby but I always question if these changes or differences are because of his heart. I try and trust my own instinct as a mom, but I can't help but call the doctors because I have that worry in the back of my head.
So just a couple weeks till surgery and hopefully things will be so much better. We feel sort of hermitted into our house these past few months. It has been so hard because we want to see our families more and Jack can't wait to play with his cousins. But we are trying to keep Jack from getting any sickness before surgery. If he gets sick we have to postphone surgery and that will be more waiting time. But soon... we can get back to our "normal" life. What ever normal is?
I changed my site because this one was a little easier to use and post pictures. So hopefully this one will get more frequent updates! I will try my hardest!!

xoxo- Chrissy