Monday, May 19, 2008

weigh to go!

We went to the pediatrician this morning. Silas is "thriving" and she expects no problems to come back from his labs. Thank You Lord! Silas is healthy and very happy.

He gained over a pound this last week! Now he's 14.5 lbs. We could tell he had gained and he's eating more and sleeping better.

Last night he went to sleep around 9 pm...I woke him up at 1 am and gave him a bottle. He stirred a little at 3 am, but slept through until 7 this morning. Hallelujah! Now, I haven't been a Mom very long, but I know enough to know that the victorious night we had last night does not guarantee victory tonight. Regardless, that sweet smile is sweet even at 3 am. I think what has helped even more than the rice cereal has been the swaddle....he feels more secure that way.

These pictures were taken yesterday. Silas' buddy Lochlan is 8 weeks old and weighs about 13 pounds. We wanted to see them side by side...Silas lit up when he had a baby laying next to him and grabbed onto Lochlan's overalls. Today is Lochlan's mum's birthday...Happy Birthday, Lisa!

8 comments:

K.P. said...

They can be the Passie Posse! :)

Cute.

Way to go on the weight gain. Now if we can just get Levi to sssssllllloooooowwwww down in that department, I might be able to take clothes that fit him to Ethiopia. :) Ha Ha!

KP

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! I can't believe how much he is growing!!!! It's hard to believe this is the same tiny little boy we held while we were in ET!! He looks wonderful and healthy!! He is well on his way to catching up with Myli!!! She is weighing in at a wonderful 16.5 pounds (finally) at 10.5 months!!

I like the Passie Posse KP!!!

Love to your family!!!
Mel
www.ouradoptionstory-blessed.blogspot.com

Caleb and Becca's Ethiopia Adoption said...

loving catching up on silas and your fam!!!! he is mr. squishy cheeks!!!!! props on the decent night of sleep...hope you get many more nights like that!

Jori said...

So cute Jill! Seep ... congrats mommie! I love the pictures!
Blessings, Jori
WFR 02/19 either x2

Carpenters said...

Alexandra had a doctor's appointment yesterday too. I see her every day and sometimes don't notice how much she's grown. She has grown well and is getting tall. Isn't it great to see them doing so well? Congrats on the good nights sleep. That's wonderful!

With Love,
Penelope

Apryl said...

I can't believe how much bigger he looks than just a few weeks ago!! Was that only a few weeks ago that we met him?! Seems like these babies have been ours forever :)
apryl

E said...

He does so look so much older. He was so itty bitty when I met him! He's adorable and it is a joy to read about your journey!!!

Love & blessings,
Erica

shawn and tisha said...

Sounds like Silas is doing great! He looks so cute with his little friend. :)
Tisha