Sunday, July 18, 2010

Who's ready for some summer fun?

Things are going well at the Rasmussen-Mancuso residence. Nicholas saw his pediatrician last week and is up to 13 pounds 8 ounces and is 23.5 inches long. That puts him in the 50% for weight and 25% for height for his corrected age of 3 months. He is tracking well on the growth charts. One of the only milestones where they use his real birth date, is for immunizations. He received his 6 month shots on Thursday. That is never a fun time for either Moms or Nicholas. He did well with them thanks to a little bit of Tylenol.

Nicholas is doing a great job of holding his head up these days and sits fairly well with little support. He is also smiling and giggling more, which is fun. He is still on 1/8 liter of oxygen. We see pulmonary on August 2nd with hopes of decreasing the amount or only having him on it at night and when he eats. Speaking of nightime, in the last week, Nicholas slept 7-9 hours at a time a few times. We look forward to many more nights like that. Now, if only we could get to sleep when he does...Nicholas is all decked out in Hawkeye gear compliments of his great aunt/uncle in Iowa City. He wore the outfit to the farmers market in Madison and got by with it in heavy Badger country. We assumed it was because of his age :).

We hope you are all tolerating the heat. We look forward to seeing a lot of you at the end of the month for our "thank you" party.

Denise, Denise and Nicholas

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 4th of July and Happy 6 Month Birthday

We hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! We had a great time at the lake house last week. Nicholas celebrated his 1/2 birthday on July 3rd. Rainbow and our time in Cleveland seems so long ago. Nicholas is doing well. We haven't had a Dr. appointment for awhile, so, don't have an official weight check but think he's close to 13 pounds. We see his pediatrician in a couple of weeks for his 6 month check and pulmonary in August to check his oxygen saturation. We anticipate being on oxygen for at least a couple more months. We had his hematocrit checked and it is much better. So, we decreased the amount of iron Nicholas is taking. That was great news.

We have been searching for a nanny to watch Nicholas when Denise M. goes back to work in the middle of August. We decided on one we both like last week. So, we are in the process of getting things finalized for Chelsea to start. While we're happy we found someone we both like, we're a little apprehensive about leaving him with someone else. I'm sure we'll get used to it, but, it will definitely be hard at first.

We hope you are enjoying your summer!
Denise, Denise and Nicholas