Monday, October 6, 2008

A Second Helping of Baby Cutie-Pie

I hope you'll forgive me the indulgent display of baby pictures.  I've waited a long time to have adorable baby photos to share.  The early photos of this child wouldn't have had the same effect as these do.  Isn't he cute?














So far, wee Henry sleeps a LOT.  Normally, this is a trait to be envied in a baby, but the result around here is mostly frustration.  He won't wake to eat like he should and so it can be difficult (read: frustrating, impossible, time-consuming) to get him to nurse.  I've given him two bottles already because I couldn't get him to wake for a feeding and it had simply been too long to let it go any longer.  He's still pre-term (35 weeks last Thursday) so I'm hoping that his drive to eat (and wake) will improve over the next couple of weeks.  Right now he's like the sleepiest newborn you've ever known. . . on valium.  

6 comments:

Jennie C. said...

He's just lovely. I'm so glad you are all home together now. Even if it is a little difficult.

lois in Indy said...

He is a darling! Praying for you and him and all your family. Have been since I found you through Jennie C.'s blog. lois

Angoraknitter said...

I love the pictures, he's so cute! My Peter wasn't premature, but I did have to wake him for nursing when we had him under bili lights...of course the nurses wouldn't let me nurse him when he was actually awake and were trying to put us on their schedule. I'd get 30 minutes (usually trying to just wake him up)and then just as he was finally awake, they'd insist we were done, and then want to give him a bottle or pasi. I had to fight with them a lot to get them to respect my wishes. After a few days they let us move to Peds and I was "allowed" to administer nursing as I saw fit.

I'm just so happy you're all home now. I remember nursing after diapers. We'd strip him down, he'd wake right up for diaper changes, and then was always happy to nurse...but I'm guessing premies can sleep through anything. Hang in there!

Ana said...

Hi, I don't remember how I ran across your blog, but it was sometime after your water broke. I finally had to comment, though, to tell you your baby is adorable! Congratulations on having your family all together once more.

Rachel Koniar said...

oh my is he cute. Can't wait to see the little one on friday!

Striving Green said...

Oh my goodness...he's beautiful.