Monday, September 28, 2009

One Happy Family, We are so blessed!

We have now been out of the hospital for 4 days! Colin is back to normal, well even better than normal. If you can imagine he is even MORE happier than before, and he was already a very happy baby. His feeding has surpassed what it was BEFORE the surgery, with less fussing and a lot less issues. This last bottle was 5 1/2 ounces in 15 minutes, it was taking me 45 minutes to get in 4 1/2 to 5 ounces before. He is a little more clingy than before, but he has a great excuse!

We are so very fortunate to have him with us, 20% of the babies with his condition never make it the 2nd surgery.
We can now see how his heart really affected him. This last surgery took a lot of pressure off his heart and it not making it work as hard. He is eating better, gaining the weight it would take him to gain in a week and is now gaining it in one day. He now weights 13 lbs 9 oz, he went into surgery at 13 lbs, so he weight more now! He is staying awake through bottles instead of passing out, which is slightly a minus.... the other night after his 9pm bottle, he was wide awake! He has never had to "go to bed" because he always passed out from the bottle.

Katherine is simply loving it that he is back! She is growing up so much, I can't believe it. She is taking dance and tumbling at school at really enjoys her classes. She has such a vivid imagination! She loves to play princesses.. she has a sleeping beauty and snow white costume. She makes Colin her Prince Charming, so we have to pick him up and make him kiss her so she can wake up. She is quite the talker and her conversation skills have really sky rocketed. She is really into birthdays lately. She told me yesterday that was was done with being three and is ready to be four! She loves to help clean, which is great because she makes the most mess. She is the spit up police, whenever Colin dribbles just a little bit, she yells "SPIT UP" and grabs the burp cloth and cleans him up. She is used to that we wash or purrell our hands a lot due to Colin's bo-bo, but I think she has taken it to a new level, we might be turning her into a germ-aphopic!

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