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He's Man Enough

After Joash was born, he started to lose weight. I know this is normal and all babies do this, but he lost over 10% of his birth weight and that was a concern for everyone. Thankfully, the public health nurses that come to visit us at home come for this very reason. They then suggest a plan of action to help get his weight back up.

There were lots of reasons why Joash lost so much weight. He was early, a bit jaundice and has a large hematoma on his head from birth. He is very sleepy and doesn't even really wake up when he is hungry. And mama's milk was really slow in coming in.

So eventually our action plan required us to supplement his feedings with some formula. We started out doing a line feed so that he wouldn't get hooked on a bottle too early. But, since it looked like we would be doing this for a while, we finally had a to get a bottle.

Mom, Dad and Joash took at outing to the store to get what we needed. We were in a hurry because we were expecting some visitors when we returned home. We found what we needed easily (along with super discount Halloween candy) and checked out quickly. Once we were home, it was just about time to feed him, so we got everything out and opened the box the bottle was in and discovered...
we had bought a pink bottle.

We want to blame really poor packaging design that totally covered up the pink parts, which is pretty much the truth. But really, we didn't even think to check. I think Dad was quite a bit more distraught over the pink bottle than Joash. But we decided he is man enough to drink out of a pink bottle...at home, when no one else is around. The next time I went out, I picked up a blue bottle for him.

Here is Joash today at 2 weeks old. We had his first doctors check up and everything is looking great they said. I think if you compare this pictures to the one I posted last week, you will see that he is getting his chubby cheeks back and his color looks a little bit better too. So, we are thankful for a happy, healthy baby boy.
"My dad thinks I look like an Oompa-loompa in this outfit. But mom likes it because I fit perfectly in it right now."

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