6 months with the Peanut

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.

Say Cheese!

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.

Nora, Maggie, and Nora enjoy sunny day in the park.
Nora, Maggie, and Spencer enjoy a sunny day in the park.

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.

Jimmy and Susanne cuddle with a dapper Spencer.
Jimmy and Susanne cuddle with a dapper Spencer.

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6 months with the Peanut

September Spencer Update

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.

Spencer's first church service
Spencer’s first church service

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”

September Spencer Update

Out and About with Spencer

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.

Joy and Spencer dining al fresco at Smash Burger
Joy and Spencer dining al fresco at Smash Burger
Gigi and spencer cuddling
“Gigi” gets to cuddle with Spencer for the first time.

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Out and About with Spencer

3 Months with the Peanut

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.

Spencer at 3 months
Spencer and his dragon wubanub celebrate 3 months old.

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3 Months with the Peanut

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.

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3 Weeks Home with Spencer