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the eric update - day 90: five pounds! infant massage. another bath.

while flickr has been having issues, i've been getting behind on posting updates. so for now, i'll just post the super abridged version and maybe i'll get around to posting the longer version when time permits. you can see annotated photos from the day here.

  • 5 pounds (2280 grams)! woohoo! he's as heavy as a bag of sugar! weight gain despite reflux is a good thing.
  • infant massage. we've been giving him more massages lately to help keep the gas moving along. infant massage has also been shown to have all sorts of other benefits, so it's a good thing to do regardless ( indeed, the nurses at the old nicu gave eric regular massages, but they don't seem to think it's as important at the new nicu ).
  • yet another bath. you can't have too many bath pictures can you? no, you can't, especially when you're giving a bath to a baby swaddled in cloth diapers. it's cute. honest

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10/02/2004 11:12:00 PM 1 comments


Interesting that a children's hospital wouldn't stress importance of massage therapy. At the downtown hospital here, all NICU nurses are required to complete an Infant Massage training course. The woman who taught me infant massage used to work at the hospital and her preemie "rounds" always included massage sessions. Good for you two for taking your own initiative :) It really is a great way to improve health and bonding.

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