Friday, October 31, 2008


Your first ear infection...poor thing! I took you to the doctor today after a week of being up with you through the night. You used to be so easy at night. You would take your bottle and fall right to sleep. Now, you start fussing about 3/4 of the way through your bottle and by the time your finished you are screaming and you don't want to go to sleep. Holding you upright is the only way you will stop screaming. At first I thought it was your tummy bothering you but after burping and spitting up and pooping you were still screaming. The doctor confirmed today that you do have an ear infection in your right ear. It must be painful for you to do all that screaming!

You rolled over for the first time tonight. Even though you have an ear infection you were happy to play, so I put you on your tummy and snapped some pictures of you in your costume and over you went! And you are sooo cute in your're a little Auburn Tiger.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Long Night

Last night you were up all night screaming and in pain. I think you woke up 5 or 6 different times. It's so hard for me to listen to you cry like that and there is nothing that I can do. After picking you up and holding you up right you would start to feel better. This lasted all through the night and into this morning. You didn't take your morning nap because you were in so much pain. I cried with you as I saw little tears roll down your face. After feeding you at 11:30 you slept for about an hour and a half and woke up fussing. I went into your room and when you saw me you just started laughing. Sometimes it's so hard for me to figure you out!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sitting Up

Today you sat up on your own for about 10 seconds. You tip way over forward and hold yourself up with your arms. You have been sitting up with support but you are really starting to support your own weight. You also grab onto our fingers and pull yourself up to sitting. You are so strong!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Long Time

It is harder than I thought to keep up with this blog. I know if I just did a sentence or two every day or so it would be easier. To catch up here's what's been going on: You had your four month check up and you are doing great- gaining weight well (15 lbs 5 1/2oz, 25 inches long), etc. Dr. Byars gave us the go ahead to start you on some rice cereal and introduce other baby foods slowly. At that time we still had you on medicine twice a day, 2 oz of alamentin formula with breast milk and I cut out all dairy products, but you were still having a hard time with your tummy. I decided to start a food diary and figured out that whenever I eat onions or anything made with onion powder your tummy hurts. Things got much better after we figured that out. On October 14 you ate your first rice cereal and loved it. You wanted more and I couldn't give it to you fast enough. What a good eater!

The past four nights you have woken up between 2:30 and 3:30 am. (For about a month now you have been sleeping until 6am or 6:30am and even 7am on some occasions.) It took us a few nights to realize that you are hungry and obviously going through a growth spurt. I hope this passes soon because we aren't getting much sleep! In the past week or so you have grown out of all your 3-6 month clothes and are now wearing 6-9 months and you are only 4 1/2 months old!

You are trying so hard to roll over. You can manuever yourself to your side but just can't seem to get all the way over yet. I think it will be soon! You did roll yourself over from your tummy to your back a couple of times before you were even one month old, but the doctor says that doesn't count! At that time we didn't realize you had reflux and your tummy must have really been hurting!