Another month down and I am still in awe at home fast these little people learn....you quickly forget from baby 1 to baby 2. One big thing that happened since last month was he had surgery. We didn't post much about it because it involves what some would consider sensitive subject matter but as you know, we like to share our experience in hope of helping others going through the same thing. He had Hypospadias surgery which involved redirecting his urethra, which we discovered had a 90 degree curve and pointed downward instead of up. We traveled to St. Louis to have the surgery with specialist Dr. Palagiri at Mercy Children's. The scariest part for me was the Caudal Block anesthesia, which is similar to an epidural. Well, we are a week and a half out from surgery and he is healing great! The first few days were rough and it involved dressing changes and soaks but by day 5, the dressing came off and he was practically back to his old self. We have to avoid any type of straddle toys until after our 1 month follow up. After all the healing is done, you won't ever know he had surgery. I did learn that not only is Scout a tough cookie but pain is definitely mental.
Here is Sawyer at 7 months. Size is almost identical but the big differences are Sawyer was crawling and had his two bottom teeth. He had also already started saying Mama: Sawyer 7 Months
Scout 7 Month stats
weight: 17 lbs 8 oz. - at 6 months he was 16 lbs 8 oz.
height: 27 in. - at 6 months he was 27 inches
clothing: 6-9 months and 9-12. Wears size 2 shoes - same as last month
diapers: Size 3 - same as last month
eating: we have dropped a bottle at school so he has a pretty strict routine. Nurse at 6 am, oatmeal at 8:30 am, nurse at 11:30 am, veggie/fruit at 2:30 pm, nurse at 5:30, veggie/fruit with oatmeal at 6:30 and then he goes to be about 7 pm. If he wakes int he middle of the night I nurse as well. We have starting trying puffs and teething biscuits and he seems to like both.
sleeping: He had a rough couple days last week after surgery and we think he is teething but besides that he has gone back to sleeping most of the night (7 pm - 5/6 am)
teething: As I mentioned last month, we thought he had two teeth coming in. But when we went to the pediatrician she said what we thought was a tooth was actually a cyst (nothing painful or an issue) that will eventually go away. It looks exactly like a little tooth popping through, ha! He is drooling and chewing on everything though, so I imagine something is trying to come through.
Here are a few more photos from the month
and our trip to St. Louis for surgery:
|the night before surgery|
|wagon ride to relax|
|Doesn't get any cuter than this!|
|Right after surgery, still has a smile|
|starting to get sleepy|
|can see the pain in his face, heartbreaking!|
|loved the tub soaks|
|the day after surgery|
|a new favorite toy, balloons!|
|Trying out teething biscuits|
|He loves our monthly photo sessions|
|Showing off his new trick of clapping|
|helping me erase the board|
|big brother helping too|
|playing at school together|