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Baby Boy
« on: February 17, 2018, 06:01:59 pm »
We had a baby boy on Valentine's day. He came about 3 weeks early and was small (5 lbs) like his big sister (5 lbs 4 ounces). Because of flu restrictions, big sister (3 years old) hasn't seen him yet. He needed the UV lights overnight for a mildly elevated bilirubin and a warmer because he wasn't staying warm enough. It took him a few days to learn to nurse. But he should come home tomorrow. I have the house temperature turned up to 80 degrees.

We named him Merrick. My name begins with J, my wife's with K, our daughter's with L, so we kept the alphabet going and named him with an M. It was hard to pick a name for him. There are a few meanings for Merrick, but for Germanic, the Mer comes from fame, power, and strength, and Rick from Richard which means King or ruler.  Famous/Powerful/Strong King. He'll grow into it.
 
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Re: Baby Boy
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 01:44:52 am »
What exciting news! Congratulations!
 

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Re: Baby Boy
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2018, 08:44:04 pm »
Congrats!
Still TheOne and only me who happens to now be curlybat.

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Re: Baby Boy
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 10:47:40 pm »
Welcome to our world, Merrick! Come & see us soon at Nauvoo so you can see how the other half lives!  :)
 

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Re: Baby Boy
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 02:24:31 pm »
Congratulations!
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Re: Baby Boy
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 06:35:25 pm »
Congratulations, Jason.  I hope he gains weight fast.
 

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Re: Baby Boy
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2018, 10:44:37 am »
He is a champion sleeper. He occasionally awakens for food and diaper changes. He has gained some weight back. My 3 year old loves everything about him, except for breast feeding. That makes her nervous.
 
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Re: Baby Boy
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2018, 11:48:31 am »
How is he doing?
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Re: Baby Boy
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2018, 06:47:33 pm »
His nadir weight was 4 lbs 9 ounces. Last weigh in was a week ago and he was 6 lbs 10 ounces. I am guessing he is over 7 lbs now. He is gaining weight faster than my daughter did. But, if he wants to be 6'4" like me, he'll need to get a move on.

I have noticed definite differences. My daughter never liked to be held or snuggled. To calm her (aside from feeding and changing the diaper), I would hold her away from my body with her head in my hand and bounce her. For my daughter, it wasn't until she got her first real cold at about a year old that she really snuggled, and from then on that was a sign that she was sick. To calm my new baby boy, he wants to be held close to the body. My wife is certainly happy with the snuggling.

He was turning from tummy to back at 2 weeks. But that might have been because his head was so much heavier than his body, that once he got going, it was easy to do. He did that for a week, and then gained weight and has not been turning over anymore.

I have yet to be peed on, unlike my wife, multiple times.

We brought him to church today. We will wait to bless him until we move to Washington.
 
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