Sunday, November 4, 2012

4 Months Adjusted.

So during Ryan's NICU stay I would take a weekly picture of him with his little sign to show how many weeks old he was.  Now that he's home, I'm switching over to the monthly pictures like we did with Dani.  It's interesting to be able to compare them side by side.  I'm not falling into the trap of comparing them as far as milestones and everything else, I just personally find it encouraging to see that he's not TOO far behind as far as his size for adjusted age.  I'm doing his adjusted age because if I tried to compare him to an 8 month photo of Dani who was born 3 days past her due date, they would obviously not really match up.   I never really thought I'd be relieved that she took longer to crawl and walk than most babies (she crawled at 11 months and walked at 16 months), but I think it was just all part of God's plan to help prepare me for Ryan.  I won't be as concerned about him taking longer to reach his milestones knowing that even full term babies do things on their own schedules.

Also, to explain why Ryan looks half asleep, I almost forgot to take this picture until just after I had swaddled him up and put him to bed for the night.  So I had to turn the lights back on to take a quick photo, and he was a bit confused about it all ;)
Side note:  A few people asked me to let them know when I post on here because it doesn't notify you like the carepage did.  But, with the help of a friend, I was able to figure out how to add a gadget that will allow you to get an email notification when I post.  If you are interested, just look on the top left of this page and add your email address where it says "Follow by email".  Hope that helps! 

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Iain said...

we're delighted to have a new way of tracking you all - we were missing our other updates. The smiles in the previous post were beyond precious! Keep on sharing; we're loving it and will continue to pray for you all.

Jennifer said...

I read your updates and share Ryan's pictures with my husband. Even though we don't "know" you, we have been following intently ever since he was born. He shared a due date with our Benjamin. We have found it is possible to love a little one without meeting them, we sure love Ryan! His smile is out of this world <3