It's been a while since I last updated this blog. Since I last wrote, Magnus:
-Turned 5 months old (on the 19th)
-Figured out to roll from back to front and front to back
-Finally figured out how to do a push-up
-Tried his first solid food (rice cereal mixed with breastmilk...not a great hit)
and most importantly
-Has been very healthy and grown a lot!
Magnus is still a very skinny boy, but he's finally passed the 5 kilo mark, and is continuing to gain about an ounce a day. He's also getting taller and is growing out of a lot of his clothes these days, which means he's also growing into a lot of the cute outfits people got us when he was born.
We had a cardiology appointment yesterday, and everything looked good: his oxygen sats were good, his heart and lungs sounded good, and his cardiologist said we could decrease his medication further, so now he's only on one dose of diuretic per day. His next cardiology appointment will be in early June, and that one will be a bit more involved. He'll have to have some bloodwork done, as well as an echocardiogram and an EKG. So, that's not going to be any fun, but if everything still looks good, our next appointment after that won't be for another 3 months!
So really, everything is going about as well as we could possibly hope. Despite that, I still worry a lot. I worry about what will happen with Magnus's health in the future, and I worry that his growth and developmental delays (though extremely minor) will translate to problems later in life. And everything we've been through has left Iggy and myself both a little bit raw. We find ourselves becoming emotional at random moments (like last week, when the Stevie Wonder song "Overjoyed" started playing on my iPod and I had to skip it because I was about to start crying. In fact, just thinking about it now makes me feel like crying!)
But despite all that, life feels pretty good these days. Magnus is mostly a pretty happy boy and he smiles and laughs often. He loves being kissed and tickled and sung to. Everything we've been through has been totally worth it.
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