I get frustrated when I check others' blogs and see they haven't updated. And then I go more than a week with nothing. Truly, I have good intentions. Tonight I really meant to do this earlier (and more thoroughly) but Facebook SUCKED me in. But I enjoyed it, so that's okay. :)
Here is an update from us:
--Benjamin just turned nine months old on Saturday. Wow. I cannot believe it's been nine months. He WAS doing really, really well until about Monday (which was about two weeks after his surgery) when he started spitting up a little bit more. He did that for two days and then we had our post-op visit with the surgeon. She said to keep an eye on it and to document the amount and time of when he spits up. We go back to see her in two weeks. He didn't spit up all today until about 5:15 p.m. and then it was everywhere. Ugh. The surgeon said that sometimes, especially in older babies, the intestines don't quite shrink back down to where they need to be after surgery and excess tissue (or whatever) has to be tapered later. So if he continues to have issues, he will need more surgery. Poor baby!!! But I do want him "fixed," so to speak, so we'll see. Still......
--Speaking of surgeries, this is not new information, but he will have to have one more surgery for sure later this year (most likely in the summer or fall sometime). He has to have a minor surgery done to repair his hypospadias, which is a secondary urinary opening. (Basically, he has two holes; the urine comes out of the wrong one, but it is very close to the real hole, so it shouldn't be that difficult.) The same surgeon who did his intestinal surgery is also going to do this one. While she's operating, she is going to fix an abdominal hernia that popped up as a result of the chest tubes after his heart surgery. This will be here in town. Usually the hypospadias surgery is just a day-surgery and would not require an overnight stay. But b/c of his heart issues and the hernia repair, I'm not sure if we will or for how long.
--Benjamin now gets 100% formula and I no longer have to pump. It was kind of bittersweet to wean this time. (Not at all with Andrew.) But it was definitely time. I was simply not making enough milk for him, and it is so nice to be finished!!!! :)
--Andrew has a cold and is irritable, fussy, and clingy. Ugh. Hopefully it will go away soon. At least the weekend is almost here.
That's all I have for now. I'm tired and need to go to bed. I will post more in the next couple of days and will add some pictures!