Today Courtney is 6 days over due with Rachael...and we know the baby is a little Rachael because Courtney had a sonogram yesterday. Now if we could only convince Rachael to make her grand appearance...
Colin had his 2 month appointment today. He weighs 11 lbs. 11 oz., and is 22 inches long. The doctor was very impressed with his social skills and his neck control. He was also impressed with his night time sleeping.
His reflux is getting better now that we've been on Enfamil AR formula for a while. His constipation has also gotten a little better. Hopefully he'll grow out of the reflux soon.
Courtney is due today. Now I know that only 5% of women actually go into labor on their due date, but Courtney is so tired and ready, that I hope she's part of that percentage. Little Rachael is being stubborn!
All, I can say is, Courtney...prastaglandins! It's guaranteed to work!
So, Courtney thought that her water broke. She packed up, went to the hospital, Richie met her there...when in fact her water hadn't broken...it was excess fluid that had built up and leaked. Her actual due date is on Sunday...but my guess is that she won't have her until November 2.
Colin is definitely developing his little personality. This morning he is all smiles for his mommy and papi. He hears our voice, and looks for us smiling! He's got an adorable dimple on his right cheek when he smiles. What a beautiful thing. I'm stalling on getting ready for church just so I can make this moment last. He's such a happy baby!
His reflux seems to be doing better. We've put him back on the Enfamil AR, and we are just adding karo syrup to each feeding to prevent the constipation. We've also switched to Dr. Browns bottles, and at first I didn't think that they helped, but they do. Now I just need to go out and buy more of them!
First of all, thank you to everyone who prayed for Colin. I know prayer works!
Colin had his Barium swallow test today, and he does not have pyloric stenosis...thank God! But, and here is the but, his pyloric sphincter (the sphincter at the bottom of the stomache that empties into the small intestine) is spasming, and can get to the point where it won't open, and turns into pyloric stenosis. He definitely does have reflux, and the radiologist said that it can be due to the spasming. Colin is at risk for pyloric stenosis until he is about 10 weeks old. After which time, his chances of getting it decreases, and the spasms should be slowing down...which in turn will help his reflux problem.
I'd like to ask everyone to continue to keep Colin in your prayers, not only for the pyloric stenosis thing, but also for the reflux. It's not comfortable for him, and he's not sleeping as well as he would if he didn't have it. Thanks!
Colin has slept over 5 hours straight for the past 3 nights! I am beginning to wonder if it's going to stick. Last night I actually woke him up after 5 hours...I know, I know...never wake a sleeping baby, don't know why I did it! Yay!
BTW - can anyone see the picture with the post below? I can't see it.
Or better yet...I slept! For the first time, last night Colin slept for 5 1/2 hours straight! I know that's not great, but considering he was only going 3 hours, 5 1/2 is wonderful! I'm not sure what to attribute it to. We've changed so many things in the past few days. He's on yet again another formula...Enfamil Gentlease. That didn't work by itself, so now we are mixing that with the Enfamil AR. We've also gone to feeding him every 4 hours instead of every 3. He's now getting 5 oz. instead of 4 oz. We've also given in, and he's sleeping in his swing. Miguel moved it to his room last night. I didn't really want to do that, but he actually slept better...and longer. Praise God! Now if we could only get the spitting up issue to end...he did really good last night, but this morning is just terrible. I fed him at 7:00, and he's been spitting up lots since then.
We started a Friday night family worship this past Friday. We opened Sabbath, ate dinner, had a brief bible study/worship, prayer time, dessert, and fellowship. It turned out nicer than I expected! I am hoping to continue it each week, and maybe make it a family tradition.