Thursday, October 16, 2008

Justin's Bathtime and 1 month check up

Can you believe that Justin is 1 month old?!? This past Saturday (the 11th) was my due date, so he is officially supposed to be here now. We went for his one month check up today. He weighed 6 lb 12 oz and is 20 inches. Dr. Gaines said he looked like a normal newborn, which is what he should be now. We got a second monitor download report on Tuesday. It was basically the same as the first one. He had 47 recorded events, 9 of which were significant events. The ones that are of most concern to the doctor are the events where he had apnea and bradycardia. The lowest his heart rate got was 52 bpm and he had several apnea's of 23 - 24 seconds. He was started on Zantac on Monday for reflux. Sometimes reflux in infants can cause apnea. We are going to give it until Monday to see if he has a decrease in the number of alarms and if not we will get another download report and change to a different reflux med. We are hoping that now that he is considered a full term baby that the apnea/bradycardia will resolve on its own. Dr. Gaines did say that because he is having true apnea episodes that he will have to go at least 2 full months with NO events before he will be able to come off the monitor. I'm ok with that, as I am in no hurry to get rid of the monitor!

Here are a few pics of Justin getting his bath. He is finally starting to really enjoy his bathtime, especially his warm towels (a trick we learned in the NICU). These were taken yesterday.
Getting ready for my bath!
I'm splashing in the water!
Wrapped in my warm towel and getting my hair washed.
This isn't so bad!
A pic of Jase with his black eye! This week he got three boo-boo's, all on the same side of his face. Poor thing looked like he had been in a fight, and lost!

2 comments:

Jessica said...

Heather...He is so tall! I cannot believe the long legs! I bet he will tower over your whole family. He is still precious.

Allison said...

I'm so glad he's growing well Heather! I hope the Zantac helps with his apnea episodes. Thinking of you guys often. Oh, and Anna's face looks like Jase's on a nearly daily basis!