Tuesday, February 2, 2010

2.2.10 - Follow up

Today Liam had his follow up appointment with the cardiologist to check and make sure things were rolling right along with the new tube and Liam was eating well.  Liam weighed in at just over 14 lbs. (they measure him in kilograms, and sometimes they forget to convert it for me, so I have to do it myself....not sure on the ounces) and is 2 feet tall already!  The cardiologist is still projecting at least another two months before the next surgery.  The tube is working out great and we are slowly trying to build up his calories and feedings.  Right now we do 6 feedings a day, every 3 hours from 5 am to 8 pm.   He is getting 130 ml (a little over 4 ounces) each feed right now, but we need to work up to 150 ml.  The more we can get him growing right now the better, so the larger he is for surgery.  He is growing up so fast....

Speaking of fast, the past week just whizzed by much for my lofty goal of blogging twice per week.  Tomorrow we go visit a new pediatrician.  The pedi we go to right now does not specialize is Liam's type of condition, so it just wasn't the right fit for us.  Hopefully, this new pediatric group will be familiar with CHD's and will be better equipped to give us the guidance we are looking for. 

Other than these two appointments back to back this week, February looks pretty quiet on the schedule...thankfully.  We are still being paranoid parents and really do not take Liam out of the house unless it is to doctors appointments or for a visit to Mimi and Grandpas.  The flu/cold season is really rough this year, so we are trying to protect our little one as much as possible.  We did however, get to venture to church this past Sunday (leaving Liam with my parents).  It was so great to actually get out of the house and go somewhere besides work.  We so miss our church family and the "God fill up" we get when we go to church.  I have been struggling a lot lately with getting back on track spiritually becuase it looks so different now than it used to...No longer do I have hours a week to devote to a bible study or going to a women's group study.  I have fleeting minutes and moments during the day that I am offering up quick prayers and "Lord, help me" 's.  I am definately on a new path with God, and I really need to let him be the leader, because I'm just not figuring out which way I need to go...I desire and long to spend quality time with Him, but wondering where I am going to steal the time from...I know He is always there, no matter where I am though and I love Him for that. 

One last note, I bought Liam a "Nap Nanny", seen in the pictures below.  If you don't know what it is, you definately need to google it and tell your mommy friends.  It works like a charm and is definately a piece of baby furniture every mommy needs.  Love it!

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