The NICU nurses were right....Jak is not a normal "weak white boy". The NICU staff is used to caring for white baby boys who are born early and weak. However, since Jak was born early to benefit me not him, he is thriving just as they predicted. He has gained over a pound and a half and grown two and a half inches in his first month of life. Last week at a check up, he weighed in at 5 pounds 14.5 ounces and measured 19.5 inches. By now he's well over 6 pounds!
The Kangaroo sitting beside Jak is a gift from Grandpa Kerschen. Since Jak is named after Grandpa Joe (Joseph Allan Kerschen), Grandpa thought it would be clever for him to have his monthly picture taken with a kangaroo, since we call their young "Joey's"...get it, Jak's a little Joey too! Hopefully Jak will be able to sit up better in his 2 month picture and the Kangaroo and baby will be more visible! Thanks Grandpa, it arrived just in time!
Here's a picture of Lillian at 1 Month for comparison....
She was equally tiny and look at her now!