My 2nd little guy is doing soooo well at home! Peter is 19 days old in these pictures. So far we have discovered that he is fussy in the evening hours, he loves his pacifier (Spencer never took one), he's a great nurser, he is growing like a weed (already over 9 lbs and has grown an inch since birth), and he sleeps much better in his car seat than he does flat on his back in the cradle.
He does like to stretch out on his back for periods of awake time and doesn't like tummy time nearly as much as SYT did. He's got some definite reflux, not a ton of spitting up, but lots and lots of gagging. That is really hard to watch as a mom. Ugggg.....
He is blessing me with one 4-5 hour stretch at night most nights. During the day, he'll eat anywhere from 2-3 hours (mostly 3 though).
We have some testing for his kidney in June. He'll have an ultrasound and renalgram on the same day, and he has to be sedated for the renalgram which I am not excited about. The next week he has an apt with the nephrologist whom I work with occasionally and love. From what we learned from her in the hospital, we will be getting kidney ultrasounds every 3 months for the first 2 years of life and then every 6 months for a years after that. Essentially his good kidney needs to be double the size of a normal kidney as it is doing the work of two. There are a few things that we still don't know and have a little bit of worry about, but, for the most part, Peter should be one healthy kid!
Oh, and for reference, this
was Spencer at 18 days. I don't think they look alike at all. There noses are similar, but other than that, they're definitely different boys!!