Logan had a really good week overall (except for Mon. ). Monday he cried on and off all day and straight from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Here is a picture of him sweating from crying (and was is by no means the height of his crying).
His sad little face is heartbreaking. He sometimes also sweats like this just from nursing (that’s why often I just give him a bottle because it takes less energy).
Here is also a picture of his purple little feet (not taken while crying, while crying they turn navy blue)
His extremities get the least amount of oxygenated blood because his body is saving all the oxygen for the areas that really need it the most (brain and other organs) so his hands and feet are purple most of the time.
Logan also had a cardiologist appointment on Thurs.
His cardiologist thinks that his color actually looks better now that he is on the beta blocker. It’s hard for me to tell since I see him every day. Also he gained weight. Yeah. He is now 9 lb. 4 oz. (up from 8 lb. 13 oz.) so that is really good. He didn’t sleep 22 hours a day like he did last week. He is still sleepier than a healthy baby but this week he actually woke up to eat. Dr. Patel’s inital exam was so positive that he didn’t need to do an echocardiogram. He said he really couldn’t believe that we are this far along and Logan hasn’t needed any medical interventions yet.
It was by far the shortest appointment I have had with Logan at the Heart Center.
Today Logan has an appointment with the General Surgeon that saw him when he was in the hospital with suspected intestinal problems. Not quite sure what he whats to discuss but they called me to set up the appointment. So I will post any news about that appointment later.
In terms of typical baby stuff, Logan can hold his head up on his own now and loves to smile and coo. When I walk up to him and say Hi Logan its Mommy he gets the biggest smile on his face. When he awake (which isn’t too often) he loves to watch the mobile on his swing and stare at the lights on our kitchen chandelier.
Here is a picture of him getting some fresh air in our backyard.