Written on November 1, 2005 by Kevin.
Feeding has become much better since I made my last post about it. He has begun to latch on better and generally causes my wife much less pain. We have confirmed with his last doctors appointment that is now weighs 8lbs 11oz which is 4oz higher then when he was born. This makes me and my wife feel much better about the possibility that he was not getting enough food.
Belly Button Stump:
This guy finally fell off yesterday right before my wife took him to the doctor. While it doesn't necessarily look pretty, the doctor says his belly button is completely normal. We have now been able to switch to the size 1 diapers which we were unable to do before due to the stump being snagged. One less thing to worry about and be distracted with while changing him.
Wow, my wife was brave (insane?) enough to be in the room while the circumcision took place. She said it too about 35 minutes and it was gut wrenching. She was able to hear the sound while the doctor cut through the skin. I certainly wouldn't have been able to hold on and would have likely passed out but my wife stuck through it. She is glad that she was in the room and only wishes that she could have been closer to him to help comfort him. Overall, the circumcision went as planned. For now we are just keeping a thick coat of petroleum jelly on the wound and will continue to do so for at least a week. Rylan isn't a huge fan of the diaper change right now but overall he is doing very well. Sleeping as normal as can be.