Today we had a weight check with the pediatrician and Jack is now 9 lbs. 1 oz. which is perfect. I keep adding a little more volume here and there to his bottles. I don't want to overwhelm him so I always keep a close watch in case he starts sweating from over exhertion, but he now eats around 2.25 ounces of breastmilk fortified with high calorie formula every 2.5 to 3 hours. I even slip in a straight breastmilk bottle once in a while just as a special treat which he really enjoys. Next week he has his 2 month check up with the pediatrician and a visit to cardiology so hopefully they will both go well. He is just growing and getting cuter by the day, doing normal baby things, which is why I don't have too much to post lately.
Our biggest issue at the moment is that yesterday he got his first diaper rash so his poor little bum is a tad sore. I keep trying to let him air dry a bit when I change him to help let it heal and I keep getting peed on, but maybe he just wants to make sure he wears all his newborn outfits one more time before they don't fit any more.
A big thank you to my dad and Hardy's mom who have come to help me in the evenings the past few days while Hardy had been out of town. My sister also came and helped during the day Monday, and some of my co-workers came over for lunch yesterday so I have been very blessed to have adults to talk with and a chance to get a few things done while someone else held Jack. We have survived surprisingly well while dad has been gone, but we sure are excited to get him back tonight. I'm sure they can't wait to spend a little quality time getting reaquainted during one of his middle of the night feedings. :)