Sorry for the extended delay since the last blog update. It has been a crazy month and half! Back in October everyone in the house got sick. Spencer got his first cold, then Daryl got bronchitis, which later turned into atypical pneumonia. Then Joy got bronchitis! Everyone’s since had a round of antibiotics and I’m pleased to say we’re all much better.
Right before everyone got sick last month, we packed up Spencer and drove to Little Rock, Arkansas to meet with Joy’s parents and her sister Julie and her kids. Tammy, a friend of the family, took some great pictures of everyone. Spencer enjoyed getting to meet his cousins again and we got some great photos.
The timing also worked out so that we could see my Aunt Susanne and Uncle Jimmy for her 60th birthday while we were in Little Rock. Spencer got all dressed up in slacks, a striped shirt, and suspenders.
It seems like a lot’s happened since our last update. A week after our quarantine was finished, we finally got to go back to church. Much to our surprise, Spencer slept through the entire service. It was so good being back in church and Mom and Dad getting to show Spencer to everyone that had been praying for him. We’re looking forward to presenting Spencer in a few months for baby dedication.
Joy returned to work a few weeks ago and Spencer is now in daycare during the day. His teachers at daycare are amazing and the staff has taken such great care of our little Peanut. Continue reading “September Spencer Update”→
It’s hard to believe that 6 weeks have passed since Spencer came home from the NICU. Since it’s been 6 weeks, that means his quarantine is officially over! So last week we went out to celebrate Spencer’s new freedom by taking to Smash Burger and then to see my parents.
Time for another Spencer update! It’s been a couple of weeks since our last check-in but everyone is doing great in the Martin household. Spencer recently celebrated his 3 month birthday on August 8. The party was pretty low key. We stayed home and had dinner and took a few photos of the birthday boy.
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.