Sunday, February 22, 2009

Happy 1 Month, Rhys!!

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

7 comments:

Missy said...

happy one month baby rhys, hope to meet you soon! =) xoxo

The deVilleneuves said...

Happy birthday, Rhys! You are getting so big! And what an accomplishment to roll over at one month! You have us all impressed! We love you!

Mama Matteo said...

happy one month rhys! im proud of you and your mommy, and praise the Lord for allowing both of you such great health! love you

Angie Davis said...

are you kidding, you just follow rhys's lead with the sleeping and "let" him sleep longer?! can you guys come up so he can teach samuel how to do that? that's incredible! :)

happy one month to mom and baby both!

krissy kris said...

Shireen he is so precious! I forgot when your due date was, time flies when you are in love with your babies :). Check out my blog and see how fast they grow theallfamily.blogspot.com

Take care and please let me know if you need anything at all.

amy kennedy said...

Hey Shireen, so nice to meet you a few weeks ago at the nursing group! Your little man is so handsome-and so happy to hear he is doing so well w/his rolling over and good sleep habits!! I definitely need some tips from you! My little Hayes is just a few days younger than Rhys and she wakes up every 2-2 1/2 hours at night to eat-how did you get him to sleep so well?? Did he start going longer at night on his own? Email or comment back if you get a chance. Thanks SO much!!!! Amy Kennedy

Dana and Chris Sheheane said...

I am so proud of you Shireen and Rhys is just way ahead of schedule!! He is going to be strong like his daddy and mommy!!! I am dying to come see you. Wells is STILL sick, so I'm going to have to find help and come alone. I can't wait to meet Rhys and see you! Love, dana