Sunday, November 09, 2008

Let's Review

Okay, I know most of you know this, but just in case there are any newbies reading here is a little review.

Back on March 9th, Michael was born at 31 weeks gestation, weighing 4 pounds, one ounce. Look at his spindly little arm:


For the last two months or so I have only been nursing him first thing in the morning, so he is getting four bottles a day of Neosure, which is higher in calories than most formula or breastmilk. Now he looks like this:


And his unofficial weight (obtained by my weighing myself, then weighing myself holding Michael, and then doing some math) this week is nearly 18 pounds. Holy cow! My preemie, who is only six months adjusted age, now weighs as much as his sister did when we celebrated her first birthday. Here's Harper, circa November of '05:


I think we're finally going to get the all clear to switch to regular formula. And my guess is that he'll actually show up on the chart for height and weight when we have his nine month visit.

9 comments:

Mommy Daisy said...

Wow, that is AWESOME! I can't believe his growth. Go Michael.

Giselle said...

It is such a miracle to see how far Michael has come. I'm sure you will give hope to other women who have to go through a similar ordeal. Yay Michael! And Yay Mommy for getting him there!

Erin said...

Simply amazing.

Lil Mouse said...

awesome, way to go michael

Laura said...

Lord, you have beautiful babies!

You know that I can most definitely appreciate what kind of miracle has taken place that Michael is so perfect and healthy! What a blessing for you and your family!

Swistle said...

He is such a happy ending.

Emily said...

OMG!! 18 pounds!! He's catching up with David! That's incredible!! What a trooper, that Michael.

CARRIE said...

Hurray for healthy babies. Hurray for modern medicine.

MamaK said...

Go Michael! Go Michael's family! Such a great reason to celebrate....