Friday, December 15, 2006

Getting To Know Each Other

We have been home with Eric for 5 days now and are having a lot of fun with a side of sleep. Eric is getting used to his new quiter surroundings and seems to like all his gear. His most wakeful time is 2:00am to 5:00am. I am cool until about 3:30am and then I need to call in Dad for reinforcement.

Eric has had 2 visits from the home nurse and one visit to his pediatrician. He is doing well and continues to gain weight, now at 3280grams or 7 lbs and 4 oz. He is 19 1/2 inches long. Right now he breasts feed twice a day and the rest fed bottled breast milk fortifed with some extra calories and nutrients, which I am of course calculating out in great detail, something only a nutrition nerd would do.

Eric is excited to spend time with Grandma Linda who arrives today for a weekend visit. Grandma may want to sleep at the other end of the flat if she wants to sleep in the early morning hours.


amy from pod numero uno said...

Now I can imagine just exactly where you were sitting when I spoke to you earlier guys look so comfortable...It was great to hear your voice. Happy homecoming Tara. I'm really good at doing fruit runs even at 3:30am...!

Kathy said...

All of your news is good news. The two of you look so content sitting there. Eric looks like he's in heaven. Have grandma Linda give him a hug from us, hugs by proxy until we finally get our chance. And maybe Eric knows something about late night tv that you don't Tara.
Lots of love, GA and GU