Rhys is one month today!
He is progressing and growing at a great rate, according to his pediatrician! We had an appointment this passed Tuesday morning, and Rhys weighed in at 8lbs 9.5oz, measured 21.1 inches in height and 13.6 inches in head circumference. (At birth, he weighed 7lb 8oz, measured 19.5 inches in height and 13 inches in head circumference, so he's growing well!)
In just one week, praise the LORD, he gained one whole pound!! Even the doctor was astonished, and he said that we could start letting him sleep up to 5 or 6 hours at night, now! YAY!!! Last night was the first night that I'd let him go 5 hours :)...first mommy and all, I guess I just needed to go a few more nights of more frequent feedings. Sleeping longer last night was NICE!!! I think we'll stick to the longer nights, now, as long as Rhys continues to adapt to/cooperate with that! Dr. Simpson also said we could start stretching out his day time feedings, so I'm feeding Rhys anywhere from every 3 to 3.5 hours...it is amazing what an extra half hour can do for Mommy! So, again, I praise the Lord for this progress, as I continue to enjoy my days and nights (although sometimes very tiring :)) with this little chunky monkey...
Rhys is using his muscles so much these days!! A girlfriend was visiting us this afternoon, and Rhys rolled over right before our very eyes!! That's right! He rolled over from his front to his back on his one-month birthday! :) I think he was just tired of his tummy time...I'll try to catch it on video next time!!
We love you, Rhys!!! Happy 1 month!! I want to say that I'm proud of you for eating and growing so well, but it is the Lord who allows for that, so we praise Him for the good report from your doctor! Kisses all of your face and neck!!! :)
Love you, Mommy