Monday, February 6, 2012

Enjoying Normal Life

Davis seems to be settling right back into his normal pre-surgery life lately. Kelly and I both had last week off work to spend with Davis and take our time settling back into normal life. WOW, that was one of the best ideas we've ever had, and thoroughly enjoyed every day together. I can't even remember the last time the three of us (plus Ella of course) got to spend so much time together at home with no big plans. It was just what the doctor ordered and Davis seems to be thriving. In general, he seems to be happier, smiles more and definitely has a much bigger appetite now. The doctors all said that this is normal post surgery and we should expect a big growth spurt in the coming months. :) We're very excited to see our little guy doing so well and feeling so good. He's still on infant Tylenol every 4 hours for his pain, but doesn't seem to be bothered too much anymore...other than his teeth. He's got two teeth breaking through the gums in lower middle. There have certainly been a few nights where he's been fussy because of the teething pain, but we can't do much about that.  We've got teething gel, teething toys, teething snacks, hopefully that can at least take the edge off for him. The only other thing that we're still really working on is his sleeping. Ever since we got home, his sleeping pattern has been horrible. I hear that hospitals can screw up nights/days for babies, and it sure is true for Davis. He's generally back to newborn sleeping routines where he wakes up every hour to two hours.  Needless to say, Kelly and I are usually exhausted when we finally get up. But seeing Davis with his big good morning smile tends to quickly make us forget the hours of frustration and sleep deprivation we just experienced.  He's magical like that.

Italian Bear from our Italian cousins, the Poplons.

playdate snack time with his friend Penelope

Post blizzard walk

rockin' his new onesie from Aunt Holly

1 comment:

Margaret said...

Killer smile has just gotten bigger!!