Tuesday, December 13, 2011

4 weeks and a few hiccups...

Well, apparently if there are issues with a newborn they don't really show their heads until you are good and comfortable with how things are going. Not that I am complaining about how easy the past few weeks have been and they are not really all that bad now but Carson has been diagnosed with acid reflux. LG had it and luckily this time we knew what signs to look for...around 4~6 weeks things like acid reflux and cradle cap and gas issues find their way into your baby's life. :( Poor Carson was rocking along, sleeping well, eating well, and generally having a pretty easy life but about a week ago he started grunting and crying out while he was eating and even though I knew what was probably happening (acid reflux), I wanted to believe that he was just gassy. It got progressively worse over the last week and yesterday, he just seemed to be in pain while eating and right after for most of the day. I took him in to see our friend and pediatrician, Dr. Rebekah, and she agreed that it sounded like he had reflux. He is now on Zantac twice a day as was LG. I hope this helps him like it helped her.

He weighed in at a whopping 10 lbs!!! PIG! He eats 5.5 oz every 4 hours but we may be scaling that back a bit considering his stomach is the size of his fist and 5.5 oz is quite a bit to fit in there. I may go back to 4.5 oz every 3.5 hours as that seemed to be working well. Note to self~never mess with a good thing.

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