Thursday, June 12, 2008

On Wednesday of last week, Sam visited the doctor for the first time. He was an excellent patient. His weight went from 6# 5oz at release from the hospital to 6# 13oz on Wednesday. He also grew taller, around 1/4 to a 1/2 inch, now reaching 19 3/4 inches tall, a giant of a boy. We will visit an audiologist in Laramie this Friday to determine what, if anything, is wrong with his left ear. In case I have not mentioned this to you, his left ear did not pass initial hearing tests in the hospital so off we go to visit Grandma.
Our trip to Casper this weekend was full of activity for everyone. Sam did a lot of lounging and enjoyed being admired. Sleep was hard to come by for Steve and I but through the haze of fatigue I couldn't help but smile at Sam in the morning. However, I am grateful there are three Starbuck's in Casper to keep us fueled and functioning! I wonder if people realize the state we are in and smile knowingly, shaking their heads or maybe they assume we are less than average on any given day. Whatever they think Sam is a beautiful baby with a perfectly shaped head (everyone says so...); one of the benefits of having a c-section birth. I wouldn't trade him for 4 straight hours of sleep, maybe a Venti Latte...

1 comment:

Katherine said...

Could there be a more precious nephew? I don't think so. So glad to see that you guys are doing well, getting some sleep, and enjoying Sam. Can't wait to come and visit. I expect to at least learn how to change a diaper.