We are looking forward to smiles and coos, but I don't want this stage to end. I am loving the newborn stage and I really hope that he never grows out of his cuddly personality.
Sam's umbilical stump and plastibell (from his circumcision) have finally fallen off and so we have been able to give him baths now, which he is not a huge fan of, but I am sure he will come to love them in time. He is holding his head up fairly well on his own, and he is able to focus on things and look around. Sam has already had his first haircut, and will need another one soon. I cant believe how much hair he has.
He is eating a lot, and gaining weight. He is about 8 lbs now, and getting longer and longer. His platelets have lowered again, but we are still in a safe range (150k). We have another CBC today, so hopefully they will not have dropped again. We are loving the nice weather, and Sam loves to be outside. We take him out every chance we get. He is so relaxed laying out in the sun. Sam is a good sleeper. He is taking longer naps between feedings and is only getting up about 2 times a night. He loves to sleep on his tummy, but we only allow that during the day when we are with him.
I am finally starting to feel better. I have had a horrible cold for weeks now, but I am getting more and more energy every day. Regarding healing from childbirth, I had no idea it would be so easy. There are uncomfortable aspects of it, but I feel so great for having had a long and hard delivery/labor. I know I have been blessed in so many ways, and I cant help but think that all of your prayers helped us in every way possible. Thank you again.