it is so hard to believe that today marks the 2 year angelversary of our first baby BOB. We watched him grow, heard his heart beat, watched him move, and fell so deeply in love with him but he was never able to stay with us. Today was a bittersweet day spending the day celebrating Father’s Day and it being baby Joey’s 3 month birthday all while feeling the sadness of our first angel. He was definitely with us today, I could feel it. I miss him oh so much but I will see him again one day ❤️
I can’t believe how quickly time is flying…it’s just pure craziness!
A lot has happened in the last month. We had a return visit to the gastroenterologist who upped his dose of Zantac to three times a day @0.80mL per dose (instead of 2x/day @0.70mL). He is growing perfectly weighing in at 13lbs on the nose which puts him somewhere around the 50th percentile for weight, he is 24.25 inches tall which is about the 70th percentile. When you do a weight to height ratio, though, he is under the 25th percentile which really only means he takes after his mama…a bean pole! The vomiting has been controlled now for a while, just a little tiny bit of spit up here and there. He’s beginning to actually like bath time (although once he gets OUT…that’s a whole other story…). He rolls over, he keeps his head up the entire time he does tummy time, he puts weight on his feet when he stands (all things he has been doing for a number of weeks but are all milestones meant for 4 month olds!). We knew we had a strong guy…this just proves it. The NP was impressed on how he stands with weight on his feet! One thing they told us we need to do is get him pooping better…he goes more than a day without pooping all the time and when it comes out it is pasty so we are supposed to start giving him 1tsp of prune juice twice a day to help the situation. Other than that he’s a healthy strong GROWING boy!
This child is in 6 month clothes already! The women’s center is going to love me for all the donations 🙂
We are starting to get a little happier, too. There’s still some times he is crazy but they seem to be lessening now which is a relief…but when he does have a crazy spell WATCH OUT…especially if it is a rainy day and we can’t take him for a walk. (He currently hates the car seat AND stroller so we have to walk him outside by holding him to get him calm…).
This mama is starting her 5th class of the Graduate program in just over a week, which means only 7 more classes to go after that. I can’t wait for this to be over…I’m going to be so busy I’m not going to know what to do with myself…but I have to keep my head in the game because I am doing it for my family. They deserve to have a great life. I’ve also completely transitioned into the working from home thing…it is quite crazy working full time WHILE taking care of a baby but I do it and I’m happy to be able to. I have to travel 1 day a week so that’s not a bad deal…the baby goes into day care on those days. Sometimes I have to do 2 days a week but that will be ending after the summer and my travel days will most likely be cut in half.
I’ll hopefully be giving baby his first pool experience just before his 4 month birthday so I’ll update on that experience on his 4 month post! I must be going now, time to celebrate father’s day! We got a nice brunch planned for daddy at the Bluebell Inn 🙂
Having a colicky baby and no help…my husband tries, but the baby is super needy and he often gets flustered while I have to work and take care of the baby at the same time and when I try to relax I just hear constant screaming and can’t get comfortable because all I want to do is calm him. I really can’t take living in this area anymore…no help…no cares…sure his pop pop loves him very much but he doesn’t know what to do either.
I hope this whole colic stage and acid reflux start to dissipate soon, it’s incredibly hard.
I haven’t had much time to post with the move at work and Joey needing so much attention because of his reflux but I wanted to share a couple pictures of his baptism. I am in the bath on my phone so this is a little jumbled, I promise to pretty it up at some point when I can hop on the computer for personal use but I don’t know when that will be!! A full time working accountant momager makes finding personal time pretty difficult! Adding school in the mix in 3 weeks is only going to make it more strenuous but a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do to make big strides in making a better life for this little family!!
Much love to my mother for taking pictures and not being in a single one. We will have plenty of celebrations for her to be in them though…she is a HUGE part of Joey’s life and counts down the minutes until she can see her little man again!!
Preparing for the get together afterwards was a little difficult because Joseph (hubby!) was sick but this mama got it alllll done in time! All with the help of the k’tan!
Finally…here’s some pictures of the many faces of Joey and the last weekend we spent just hanging at his very first attendance at a birthday party!
I am trying my hardest to keep this updated!! We have a follow up reflux appointment in 2 weeks so we are hoping things will improve with him (comfort wise) soon…until then they don’t want to increase his medication until the follow up.