Chilling out with Daddy
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Chilling out with Daddy
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sarah holding Christopher, she did a great job!
Cyndi and her daughter Alicia. Alicia is getting so big, and she is really cute.
Punk rocker Jake, who was heading out to a concert. Too cute.
Matthew and Christopher, third cousins. I think?
Alicia loving on Christopher
Sarah giving her share of love.
Pheww, time flies! We made it through the notorious rough 3 months, with smiles still on our faces. For any of you who have had the pleasure of meeting Christopher, you may recall that he spends half his time in a fussy state of mind. Not enough fussiness for us to admit colic, but just enough to think something must be a little off. Last week, Ryan and I were quite frustrated, as Christopher's temperment was getting worse instead of improving as he approached 12 weeks. I had a hunch that he wasn't as chubby as he should be, and he seemed to have a difficult time handling the amount of breastmilk at each feeding. So I took him to a lactation consultation, where I learned he had lost weight in the last three weeks. I didn't panic though, because in so many ways I see a healthy baby boy. I gave it a few days, then decided today that I better take him to the doctor. All the symptoms I listed painted a clear picture for the pediatrician. It was what I had suspected: reflux. Yup, baby heartburn. Turns out that everytime Christopher tried to eat, he was having pain, so he'd cut the meal short. He then would fuss alot because of both hunger and pain. And as most of you know, because I talk about it incessantly, he naps horribly because laying flat exacerbates the problem. So it is baby Zantac to the rescue! Ryan picked up the prescription on his way home today and gave him his first dose. He also fed Christopher a bottle of breastmilk, which the doctor suggested for the next day or two, just until things smooth over. Well, I don't want to celebrate prematurely, but he was a different baby this evening! He was very pleasant and went to bed with a brief 4 minute cry. I hope success continues this week. We will return to the pediatrician to do a weight check at this week's end. Say a prayer that this is the answer!
Monday, May 12, 2008
At Kevin and Sarah's house...
This was supposed to be a picture of Leif giving Christopher a kiss, but I caught it too late.
Lat Tuesday was Kevin's birthday. Sarah took him out to dinner and had arranged for all of us to go to their house for a Surprise birthday cake celebration. He was surprised!
I can explain. When Kevin was little he loved Spiderman. He loved him so much he dressed up as Spidy for Halloween four years straight. Mom was cleaning out the attic and came across the costume. For fun, she included it in his birthday gift bag along with the Spiderman series on DVD.
Christopher hanging out with Uncle Jason and Aunt Lisa.
I know this is a terrible picture but it is the first time I noticed Christopher playing actively with the toys on his bouncy chair. He keeps it up for 20+ minutes. I am in awe at his development this week. Time for more toys.
Aunt Cheryl's Birthday Party...
Nothing like being sung "Happy Birthday" to by a room full of kiddies!
The youngest of Jeff and Lisa's kids, this is Jessica. Isn't she beautiful?
This picture is for Matt. Go Longhorns! Christopher's new hand positioning for sucking looks like he's rooting for the Texas Longhorns.
Smiling at Oma W.
Chilling with Aunt Kristi.
Wow, what a handsome husband and adorable baby, it is truly a happy Mother's Day!
Monday, May 5, 2008
Like his new Oriole hat? Laura, Jason and Amy took Leif to an Oriole game last week. He really enjoyed it, cheering and clapping for the O's.
Riding a Pony on the Boardwalk.
Walking around Rehobeth.
Leif was so good with Christopher. Whenever he cried, he came to me saying "baby". He was very interested with the little guy. He helped start up his swing. (Leif loves buttons and switches)
Sorry for the lack of CRW pictures. This past weekend was such fun. Jason, Laura and Leif joined Mom, Dad, Christopher and me in Milford on Friday night. I read an entire book (Water for Elephants I highly recommend it). I played lots with Leif, he had been almost ignored by me since Christophers arrival. And I jump-started summer by going to the beach both Saturday and Sunday. It was great fun. We ate Grottos Pizza, Fishers Popcorn and yummy gelato. My diet starts today!
Ryan placed second in his fishing tournament; congrats!