Willow turned 7 months old yesterday. On Tuesday she'll be 4 months adjusted age.
The good news of the week is her awesome weight gain! On Wednesday she went to the doctors, and she is now up to 11 pounds, 6 ounces. That was a 10-ounce weight gain in 2 weeks. We've lightened up yet another notch on the feeding schedule, but we decided we don't feel right about letting her sleep all night. We figured, why mess with our system if it caused her to gain so well the past couple weeks? We still feed her about every 4 hours at night, but like I said, we're a little less strict about it. We try to get the feedings to line up with my pumping so I don't have to get up as many times. During the day, generally it's still the same as well. We just stress less if she isn't hungry at the allotted time, and hopefully she'll make up for it later!
It was a pretty uneventful week otherwise. Busy, busy. Our summer weather continues - it's been the most beautiful September. I guess it made up for our crappy July. Here's the week in photos:
Checking out a sunflower in our garden:
Bath time. I know, I know - the PBR shirt again. I got a lot of crap for it the last time. I guess I don't change clothes very often.
Enjoying the bumbo,apparently:
Josh modeling the new moby wrap:
Cam and Liz came over earlier in the week so Josh and Cam could brew beer. We sat out on the patio and enjoyed the weather and some homebrews from earlier. Congratulations to Cam and Liz, by the way, on their engagement! Here's both of them with Willow:
I added a couple new blogs to my blog list on the side. I've been following the story of another micropreemie whose parents live in Houghton as well. Charlotte was 1 pound, 7 ounces at birth. She's still in the hospital (she's not very old gestationally yet) but is doing great and we're so happy! Check out her blog and please send some happy vibes, or prayers, or whatever you'd like, to her and her parents. The other blog is another 26-week girl from Minneapolis. Jaleah's older than Willow and is also doing well. Her mom ran across Willow's blog and contacted me and now I'm a follower of her blog. We've had a lot of the same challenges and have commiserated about breastfeeding and pumping!
This blog follows the adventures of Lindsay, Josh and Willow Jenson. It started in 2008 as my pregnancy blog, then when our daughter was born 14 weeks early in February 2009 it morphed into a medical blog as she spent her first 105 days in the NICU. Now, thankfully, it's basically a run-of-the-mill new parent blog.