Mar 25, 2010

3 Weeks Old

Hard to believe that Brendan is already 3-weeks-old today. We are continuing to figure each other out. We are beginning to learn his various cries and have definately felt moments of success and failure as parents. We laugh often at all his various faces. Brendan is struggling a little with an upset tummy. This past weekend he became very grumpy and seemed to be uncomfortable. Thinking that maybe he has an allergy of some kind we took him to the doctor on Monday. We found out that we have a "chomper" for a son. Most babies his age eat between 2-3 ounces a feeding, Brendan was eating between 4-5 ounces. Most babies his age gain between 1/2 to 1 ounce a day, Brendan gained 17 ounces in a week (over double what is normal). We all prayed for him to eat and our prayers were answered. All that to say the doctor thought that Brendan was experiencing some major heartburn. So, we have tried to pace him while he is eating and regulate how much he is taking in. Things have gotten a little better but you can tell his tummy still hurts him. He is up most of the day unable to sleep--making mom's life a little interesting. Tonight we were able to start him on some anti-acid medication that will hopefully help. We are looking forward to a visit from Grammy and Grandpa J (Josh's mom and step-dad) this weekend!! Here are some new pictures of our "chomper" --SO CUTE...but we are biased!

1 comment:

  1. Jamie - Jocelyn and I would love to deliver a small gift for you and Brendan. What works best for you - shall we stop by? Or are you out and about for neighborhood walks yet? ~ Kate