Thursday, October 27, 2011

3 months!

It's been awhile since I have blogged and I have tried really hard to keep up but man it is hard!  Here are a few updates.  I have been back at work for about 3 weeks now.  It is super hard to get myself ready and Aiden ready in the mornings and both of us out of the house.  We are in the process of moving right no so our house is a disaster area filled with baby gear everywhere.  Aiden is high maintenance! Since I am working and the doctors advised against daycare, we have to take him to my mother-in-law's most days!  Thank goodness for her is all I have to say.  This is an extremely busy time for me at work so most of my "free time" is either spent doing work or running errands (grocery ect..) and trying to get things in line for the new house.  I haven't seen that movie "I don't know how she does it" but I can agree with the movie without even seeing it.  Hopefully soon things will seems easier to me and we will get our routine down. 

On Tuesday, October 18th Aiden turned 3 months old.  I couldn't believe it.  Time really does fly.  I never thought I would experience such a joy in my life and there really is no way to describe how you feel when you become a mom.  I find myself thinking alot about my pregnancy and the moment he was born. Then I think about how much he has grown and been through over the past 3 months.  I love to watch him experiencing new things and I wish I knew what was going on in his mind. 

The past couple of weeks have been pretty stressful.  I officially stopped pumping breastmilk right before I went back to work and started giving him Enfamil Gentlease.  I thought everything was great and then he started spitting up really bad and vomiting alot.  Soon he would hardly eat and began losing weight.  I took him to his pediatrician and she thought he probably had a milk allergy and since I don't eat much dairy in my diet, it had never bothered him before.  We put him on pedialyte for 24 hours then switched to Enfamil Prosobee.  Wow, what a difference.  He went from drinking about 2.5oz to 5-6oz. per feeding.  We went back to weigh him a week later and he still weighed 3oz. less? How could this be? In the midst of this chaos, Aiden got his first cold.  I was stressing out the entire time.  The doctors always tell us how hard on him any simple cold could be and all I could think about was him going back in the hospital again.  At this point, we had our apt. with the cardiologist and went through what had been going on.  I guess Aiden looked really sick because Dr. King told us to prepare for surgery in a month if he can't gain weight like he should and he wanted to see us back in a week. 

Well, one week later we have completely changed course.  Aiden recovered from his cold and gained a whopping 10oz. in a week! This is the most he has ever gained.  I was beyond thrilled.  Because of his outstanding progress, there is a chance after our apt. next week we can come back in a month.  I wouldn't know what to do if that happened.  We have been there almost every week for 3 months.  I swear his first word is gonna be "Dr. king." Ahhh god is good! 

-Age: 3 months
-Weight: 11lbs. (25% in weight on growth chart)
-Height: 24 3/4 in. (95% in height on growth chart)
-clothes:still can wear some 0-3 months but the 3-6 months are fitting great in the stride
-5-6 oz. Enfamil Prosobee every 3 hours with sporadic 1-2 oz feedings in between lately
-Sleep Schedule: random naps throughout the day even though we try hard to get him to sleep on a schedule.  Aiden hates sleep and will do anything to stay awake.  He does sleep from at least 9pm-6am
-He coos and smiles alot and is very vocal.  If he doesn't like something you know immediately.  He also pokes his lip out before he starts to cry.  It is the cutest thing ever.  He loves music and books but he's not really into toys.  Baby Einstein is amazing to him (really t.v. in general). He hates tummy time but love to sit in the bumbo.  He has really discovered his hands and doesn't really want to suck on his thumb but instead tries to shove the whole fist in the mouth.  I think he is trying to learn to roll because when he wake ups in the morning, he is completely sideways.  Aiden can really move his head and find you in a room.  Everyday is a new adventure!

                                      I had to throw this one in there.  Hands in the mouth!!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the house selling!! Praises for the weight gain, and prayers that everything will get done. And it WILL! Aiden is absolutely beautiful.