Jude went to his 2 month appointment yesterday. He weighed 11 pounds! Up 5 pounds from his last visit. He is 21 1/4 inches long. Still quiet a bit smaller than his brother was but behind a few weeks since he was born earlier.
The doctor did confirm that he has a small umbilical hernia as I had suspected. But he relieved my worries but saying that it will most definitely close up on its own by age 1 or 2 not needing surgery because it is so small. When he cries or grunts his little belly button blows up a little and you can feel the hole in the muscle tissue beneath.
He got 3 shots but tolerated them really well. His legs were sore for the rest of the afternoon indicated by a squeal every time his legs were moved. But, he barely cried during the shots and didn't seem to be affected by them otherwise. I remember Roman would always get really fussy for days after shots.
On the way to the appointment I explained to Roman that his brother was going to get shots. In the room waiting for the doctor to come it, he started crying and saying "I want to go home" When I asked him why he said that he did not want baby Jude to get shots. He was so so sweet. He was very worried. Once the nurse came in with the shots he hid in the corner and never said a word. I think he was just relieved it wasn't him getting the shots:)
Things are finally getting back to normal around the Huff house. Jude is just fitting in like he has always been a part of our family:) Last night he slept 6 hours, ate, then slept another 6 hours. That was a much needed miracle and the only time he has ever done that. Ha! Roman was already sleeping 8 hours through the night as this point but baby Jude wants to grow his little fat rolls a little larger than Roman did! I am returning to work tomorrow! Part of me is glad to be getting out and using my nursing skills. But, another part of me will miss our Friday family days we have had since the baby came. Daddy Roman Party Day has returned - only this time as Daddy Roman and Jude Party Day!
So far in Jude's little life, he seems to be much less vocal than Roman. His coos and goos so far are much less frequent. I know I shouldn't always compare them but neither are better than the other- just stating some differences. He doesn't cry near as much but when he does cry it is much louder and with so much intensity. He will just lay flat in the floor and fall asleep which is something Ro never did. But, he loves for us to sing to him. No matter what he is upset about, that will always calm him down. He doesn't really seem to care as much about toys or even looking at them. He likes to just be held and talked to. He would rather watch us talking and moving around the house.
We are very excited that our new youth facility will be opening at the church within a couple of weeks! Pray that with this new facility that God brings a fresh movement through our teenagers and us. It will be very exciting to have our own place for the first time since we moved to Nashville!
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