October 8, 2007

A New Blessing

I finally got a picture of Wyatt Loren. He's so precious and much blonder-looking than his big brother at birth. Shelley and Wyatt are now home, but there is some concern about his weight. He's lost several ounces and is now down to weighing 5 lbs. 5 oz. He is on a strict eating schedule, and if he loses any more weight, he has to go back into the hospital. Shelley takes him to the doctor to get him weighed today. She's under a lot of stress and worry over his weight right now, so please keep her and Wyatt in your prayers.
He passed his hearing test on both ears, which was such a blessing since he failed on one ear the first time he was given the test. My sister keeps commenting how tiny he is. Garrett was over 8 lbs. at birth, so it's a big difference. He's like a little doll. Shelley says when he cries, he "squeaks!" And she says that he sleep all of the time (ah, yes, the bliss of those first few days home!!!). Surprisingly, he has not developed jaundice, but the doctor is concerned that he might, so that is another reason for the strict eating schedule.
Wyatt sure is a cutie, and I can't wait to get some snuggle time with him!!!


Anonymous said...

he's such a cutie!!!
meggie b

The Jasters said...

What a precious boy! Shelley and Wyatt are both in our prayers!

Anonymous said...

Wyatt went to the doctor yesterday, and the good news is there is no jaundice...bad news is he lost another 1 1/2 ounces, which puts him at 5 lbs 3.5 oz. Doctor said he is still safe. He's lost 9% of his birth weight and is allowed 10%, but he has to start gaining. His eating has started to increase, but it's been a struggle. So, I think we are finally moving uphill, but slowly. I don't want to see him in the hospital with a feeding tube. We go back Friday to weigh him again. Thank all of you for your prayers.


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