February 28, 2010

TSH Levels

At Owen's 4 month check up his doctor wanted to check his thyroid levels. After about 5 minutes of the lab tech squeezing Owen's poor little thumb to get the blood sample we found out we have to do it all again. The doctors office called and said that Owen's TSH levels were a little high. However, for some reason that was the only hormone they were able to test with that sample. So we're going back on Wed. so they can recheck it. Hopefully it's an easier draw this time and everything looks ok.

February 23, 2010

4 Month Check-up

Owen had his four month check-up today. He now weighs 11 lbs 8.1 oz which puts him in the 50th percentile. His length is 23 inches, and if I remember correctly, he was in the 25th percentile for that. His doctor is really impressed with his strength and ability to lunge and make crawling movements. She couldn't get over how excited and squirmy he was. We still need to work on positioning him because he still has a flat spot on the back left side of his head. I really hope we can work on that enough to make a difference.
We were advised to wait until about 5 to 5 1/2 months to start cereal, so that should be exciting.
Owen was not too happy however about his two shots and the needle prick to test his thyroid. Hopefully all is well with that. I can't believe how quickly he is growing already! :/

February 17, 2010


For some odd reason, Owen has a habit of grabbing his boobies...

He does it quite often; when he's getting his diaper changed or getting dressed. Oh and if he is dressed he'll grab and pull at his clothes where his boobies are. Hehe, it's too funny!

Not today Mama

"I don't want to wear this today."

February 07, 2010

He Wants To Crawl

Here is Owen on his boppy, trying to lunge/crawl off of it. Too funny!


After Owen was born and we were moved to the recovery room the nurse noticed that Owen was looking a little blue around his mouth and nose. She took him down to the nursery and then moved him over to the NICU. His oxygen levels were in the 80s and his blood sugar level was low. They put him on 3 liters of O2 and we waited for progress. In the meantime, he got to have some fun in the sun under the bililights for his jaundice.

He also had another echo and we found out that the hole in his heart between his ventricles had closed. That was great news, it meant that instead of having surgery at about 6 months he wouldn't need it until about 5 years! Everything was looking good, we only had to wait for Owen's O2 levels to be high enough to go home.

Owen was born on Tues., Oct. 20th, I was discharged from the hospital on Friday, but poor baby O had to stay longer. We went to say bye to Owen, and even though I knew he would be fine and that he was in good hands, I couldn't help but cry. He was my precious baby boy that we had waited 9 long months to hold and take home and now we just had to leave him there. Andy and I came back to hospital on Sunday to stay as guests so that we could be with Owen. However, they told us that it was still going to be a couple days so we stayed one night and went home on Monday. Tuesday morning we got a call from the NICU that Owen would be ready to come home on Thursday as long as everything continued to go as well as it was. He was now down to 1/8 of a liter of O2 and doing great otherwise. We went to the hospital Tuesday afternoon and stayed in a family room that they have right off of the NCIU. Owen got to room in with us and on Thursday we went home, together as a family, oxygen tank in hand.