Dayton had his first professional photo shoot with mommy and daddy. To keep his little frame warm, we used a heating pad underneath the white, fluffy blanket. Along with a warm bottle and lots of hugs and kisses, we were able to get great shots. Here’s the highlights that will soon be framed.
We decided to introduce Dayton to his crib. Here’s how well it went.
Dayton had his long awaited inguinal hernia repair surgery at Children’s Hospital. We checked in at 6:30 a.m. and the surgery began at 7:30 a.m. It was one of the longest hours of our lives, but by 8:30 a.m. we were able to see him in the recovery room. We learned from the surgeon that not only did he have 2 hernias, but his appendix had also slipped out of place. With that all being repaired, along with a circumcision, Dayton was treated with infant Tylenol. For the most part, it kept his pain at a minimum. For the next few days he was fussy and gladly his feedings increase significantly. He went from taking 50 ml to 80 ml per feeding. Our little man is eager to grow.
Dayton received this wonderful, personalized frame from our good friend Ann Daul. If you like her work, go to www.anndsart.etsy.com to see more or request your custom order.
Dayton’s follow up appointment for his repair surgery went great! Everything is healing nicely.
Wow! It’s been crazy. I remember when everyone was telling me how tired Laura and I would be when we brought Dayton home. We didn’t understand. Now we do.
Dayton doesn’t sleep. We’re trying to teach him how. What he is doing is eating VERY well. He’s 7 lbs. 8 oz. and 20.25 inches.
Dayton and Daddy had their photo shoot in the back yard.
Dayton goes to the Elegant Farmer in the Mini Cooper. He went on a hay-ride and pick out his first pumpkin.
Dayton had his 2 month check up. He weighed in at 9.5 lbs and is 21.5 inches long. We packed up all his premie clothing because he’s rocking the newborn size. During tummy time, he can lift his head up and look around for about 10 seconds. The little boy is getting stronger every day.
Dayton started wheezing on Saturday night (10/13/12) so we took him to Dr. Sawall first thing Monday morning. He was diagnosed with croup. Since then we have been keeping him comfortable with a humidifier and steam bath sessions. These symptoms should be better in 5-6 days. Please keep him in your prayers.
Dayton is doing much better. No more wheezing sounds! Praise be to God. Thank you for all your prayers.
Dayton is ready to celebrate daddy’s 32nd birthday! We made him breakfast in bed and a homemade card with his hand prints. Daddy LOVED it! Then we took a field trip to the Milwaukee Domes. Thank goodness there was less than 10 people visiting when we were. Here’s the highlights.
Mommy bought a new camera, Nikon D800. She couldn’t help but photograph me right away. Forgive my attire, I just woke up!
Christmas card photo shoot time. Lights-CHECK, garland-CHECK, and a sweet ear flap cap-CHECK! Let’s shoot!!
Dayton was approved by our health insurance for 5 doses of synagis. Each dose can range from $2,000-$7,000. Synagis is a medicine used to help an RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) infection from becoming severe. Each year, many children less than 1 year old spend time in the hospital due to RSV and it can be deadly for premies. Waukesha Memorial Hospital let Dirk and I know, last year they lost two premature children due to this virus. Each dose is injected at the doctor’s clinic and is good for 30 days. Dayton had his first injection today. He took it like a champ!
During tummy time today, Dayton rolled over for the first time with both mommy and daddy present!!!
Dayton started cutting his lower teeth. Check it out! And yes, we like to drool!
Oh Boy! Dayton learned how to stick out his tongue. Thanks Daddy…..
Dayton’s a big boy. Time for rice cereal.
Happy Valentines Day!