Yesterday Jimmie peed on his outfit and I talked Rach into leaving his clothes off (she rarely does this because she doesn't want him to get cold and burn extra calories) for a few minutes to get some pictures. I love baby skin! And Jimmie is so picture perfect! (-:
Jimmie is so strong. He tries to sit up by himself!
Jimmie looks so funny because he is already trying to sit up, he holds his head amazingly. He is so strong I won't be surprised if he sitting unsupported in a couple of months. It looks weird and funny though because he is still so small! It's hard to get the perspective in pictures, but he's just a little bigger than most newborns.
When you lay Jimmie down on his back he goes crazy "movin and groovin"! The camera we use has a hard time keeping him in focus. (-:
Jimmie was hilarious yesterday with his tongue.
This is Ma holding Jimmie while he's being tube fed. I tried giving him his bottle. He let it be in his mouth for a few minutes and he chewed on the nipple a little and then refused it.
We had cartoons on t.v. for my kids to watch. Jimmie was more into it then Cole and McKenna.
At one point Cole shut the doors to the entertainment center and covered up the t.v. Jimmie yelled at him until he opened the doors again. It was so funny!!!
Pray for wisdom in how long we leave Jimmie on the NG. We are concerned because he hardly ever eats by mouth anymore. We basically have to choose one set of problems or another. Either he is in danger of dehydration and growing slowly with a constant struggle to get him to eat enough to get by. Or he is fed, but not eating by mouth at all and could develop aversions or bad habit etc... Also the tube itself is exacerbating his reflux by causing the valve in his stomach to be held open all the time. Maybe we could experiement by going back and forth some. Taking the tube out for a day or two and work on eating by mouth and then put it back in for nutrition purposes. We would need to learn how to put the tube in obviously, but anyway . . . these are some of the things going through our minds.
Also pray for Rachael, she is way back down in the dumps again and struggling with depression. She still needs to let go so she can receive grace.
Thank you for your continued prayers!