Elijah is three months!
*I took these photos on time, but I haven’t had time to upload and document.
We crossed a lot of milestones this month including NO doctor’s visits! Elijah will have follow-up appointments in July and August, but June was a month off. He no longer has an in-home nurse coming each week because the pediatrician felt comfortable with his growth and weight gain. We estimate he is about 14 lbs now. Two stitches are still causing some irritation, but the overall healing looks incredible.
Elijah is the happiest little guy who loves playing on the floor and is getting stronger and stronger on his tummy. We’ve been warned that most kids with stomach issues, especially surgeries, have some delays when it comes to crawling. We’re working every day with Elijah to strengthen his neck muscles to hopefully offset a delay. It’s amazing what even a week can do because he smiled during tummy time yesterday.
We’re lucky to have Elijah awake a majority of the day because he sleeps great (knock on wood) at night. We had almost a week straight of him sleeping through the night! He broke the streak last night, but who can be mad getting up to see his sweet face?!
He has been a great traveler this month with many trips to Manchester and one to Dubuque. Next week we’ll get farther from home with trips to Mason City and Des Moines. Let’s keep exploring the world together, buddy. Little by little!