3 Weeks Home with Spencer

Wow! These last three weeks have just flown past! Sorry for the lack of pictures and updates! Everyone is doing great in the Martin household. During the first two weeks, Spencer was a little cholicky with gas. After one of his check-ups, our pediatrician suggested switching him from regular Enfamil to Soy Enfamil (which we add to his milk) and told Joy to cut dairy for a week, which seems to have helped. He’s still not sleeping all the way through the night as we’re trying to keep him on the 4-hour schedule the NICU had  him on, but Spencer apparently has other plans! Sometimes he gets pretty fussy and we have to give him his bottle 30 minutes or an hour early, but there are times where he sometimes goes 5 hours between feedings, so it seems to balance out.

It seems as though Spencer is adapting to living at home pretty well. His days are full of eating, sleeping, and pooping, and he’s so growing fast! As of a Monday of this week, Spencer is up to 9.2 lbs and he’s 20.5″ long.  It’s hard to believe that almost 3 months ago, our little miracle baby was born at 3 lbs 12 oz. We still have about 3 weeks left on his quarantine before our family can come seem, him, so in the meantime, here’s a bunch of pictures and a short video I showed at our last baby shower.

Spencer can really lay out and stretch in his bassinest. Hard to believe he'll outgrow this soon.
Spencer can really lay out and stretch in his bassinest. Hard to believe he’ll outgrow this soon.

"Let's see... what shall I have for dinner? The milk or the milk?"
“Let’s see… what shall I have for dinner? The milk or the milk?”
"Where's my bottle?!?"
“Where’s my bottle?!?”
Full of milk, it's time for a post-dinner nap.
Full of milk, it’s time for a post-dinner nap.
Grandma caught Spencer checking out the mobile on his swing in this great photo.
Grandma caught Spencer checking out the mobile on his swing in this great photo. I think he’s just waving to all his fans on the blog!
He doesn't quite have the neck muscles to keep his head up this rocker yet, but Spencer seems to enjoy it.
He doesn’t quite have the neck muscles to keep his head up this rocker yet, but Spencer seems to enjoy it.
Spencer is one sharp dressed little man in his striped polo.
Spencer is one sharp dressed little man in his striped polo.
Spencer resting in his rocker
For the first few weeks, we let Spencer sleep in his rocker. The slight incline seem to help with his indigestion.
"The beds in this house are SO soft!"
“The beds in this house are SO soft!”
After Spencer came home, my office threw us a wonderful baby shower.
After Spencer came home, my office threw us a wonderful baby shower.
Joy and I want to thank all of my awesome co-workers for the great baby shower they threw us. We really wish we could've brought Spencer!
Joy and I want to thank all of my awesome co-workers for the great baby shower they threw us. We really wish we could’ve brought Spencer!
Joy and I laugh as we open a gift containing the perfect gift for baby boys - "Pee Pee tee-pees". They're exactly what you think they are!
Joy and I laugh as we open a gift containing the perfect gift for baby boys – “Pee Pee tee-pees”. They’re exactly what you think they are!

And here’s the video we showed at our baby shower since Spencer couldn’t be there:

3 Weeks Home with Spencer

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