Thursday, October 28, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
This morning was a daddy kind of morning.
Justin works until 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday so he doesn't get to really see the boys on those days. Especially since our last bottle is now falling around 7pm.
Basically, he just gets to kiss them hello in the morning and goodnight in the evenings.
Oh how I wish he were home those nights!! It's so much easier to get them to bed with a little help. For some reason that last bottle is a little tricky when you are by yourself.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Every week it seems like they do something new. Stockton has found his feet and LOVES to grab them. He grabs them in the crib, playgym, while I change his diaper...he just loves his little feet. And I love that he loves them. It is too cute! Archer is starting to find them, but right now really enjoys just sticking his legs straight up in the air. He even bats at toys under the gym with his legs...silly baby!
So...a few weeks ago I decided that the boys were ready for their first road trip. And I decided that I was the one who was gonna take them on it. This past weekend my friend Tahlina was getting married in Branson and it seemed like a good opportunity to see how the boys would do, plus be able to be there for my friend. Justin had a conference he had to attend, so my friend Sarah and I decided we could handle it. I learned first hand how much stuff was needed for just a 3 day trip...alot. 2 PackNPlays, stoller, formula, bottles, diapers, 2 Baby Bjourns ect, ect, ect, ect.
The boys did ok for the most part, actually, it was probably mom who was having the hardest time. At home we are used to our eat/play/sleep schedule and that's not really what happened this weekend. Also, most babies sleep in the car...apparently mine don't. We were lucky if they catnapped a little on the way there and back. Then they would alternate moods, one happy and one sad, then they would both let us know how NOT HAPPY they were to be in the car.
We also changed our schedule...again. I say I am big on being on a schedule, but it seems like it changes all the time so is it really a schedule?? Anyways, I think this one is the keeper. This is how our day typically goes now:
Archer & Stockton
They have both started solids. They are eating rice cereal, applesauce and bananas from a spoon once daily right now. They are doing really well with the spoon, I hope the new foods start 'beefing' them up a bit!
They love to smile and laugh. Especially at their daddy. For some reason he can get more laughs out of them than I can. It doesn't seem fair does it? I am just chalking it up to his face looks funnier than mine does ;) haha!
They love to stand up so big. Even trying to burp, they want to stand.
They are starting to discover each other. They stare at each other alot more than they used to. Archer even laughed at Stockton the other day when he was having a meltdown. Brotherly love!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
This was a great beginning to a pretty good day. We are still struggling with Archer and his reflux/non-eating/crying during or after eating/not sleeping through the night issues. It seems like we will have about a 5 day stretch of good days giving us hope that we are getting over the hump on whatever the problem is then another set back. His medication was changed to Prevacid and we have had to increase the dosage once so far. Last Monday he simply refused to take his bottle most of the day. He is on a hypoallergenic formula from Similac called Alimentum due to his allergy to cows milk protien. It stinks. I wouldn't want to eat it so I don't blame him for finally refusing it. Justin brought home a soy formula and he actually started drinking it pretty well. We were hoping it was a formula issue and that soy could help us...well, now we are not so sure that's the problem but at least he is drinking something.
He continues to gain weight and somehow continues to be heavier than his brother?!? Stockton is still taking the Axid for reflux and seems to be doing really well. Seeing how he is taking 8 ounce bottles without an issue I would think he would be gaining faster than his brother. It's so strange, but he has always been 7-8 ounces smaller than his brother and that is still the case today.
It is more than frustrating to not know what is wrong with your baby and especially frustrating trying to fix the unknown. I pray that we figure something out soon. I just want my happy little guy to be able to eat again soon. I have a feeling that a trip back to the doctor is in our very near future.