Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Has it been TWO and a half months already?

I feel like my little man is growing up before my eyes......waaaay too fast! I know he is only 11 weeks old, but it feels like just yesterday that I was in fear of getting my first IV, and the only thing that got me through it was knowing that in just a few short hours, when I was being wheeled into that operating room....we would go in as two...and come out as three!

Brecken is doing so much better lately. Of course, now that it's time for me to go back to work. =( He was put on Nutramigen aka "Liquid Gold", because he would scream every time he ate. It got to the point that I would just cry when I held him while he was sucking down that bottle. He was so eager to eat and little did he know that within 15 minutes, he would be in horrific pain. It was so hard to deal with. I wouldn't have gotten through it without our friends and family! He was and still is constipated. The Nutramigen helped...with prune juice. He was doing so much better that the ped. wanted us to introduce Enfamil Gentlease by 3 mos. He wants Brecken's little body to break down the proteins more on his own. Eventually, we will hopefully work our way back to the Enfamil Lipil. The Nutramigen is already broken down, so his body doesn't have to do so much work. Well, he was doing so well lately, that we tried the Gentlease. He was pooping so well, that I quit the prune juice.....big mistake. BUT, at least he is not in pain after he eats! Baby steps.....that's what I say to myself. I'm just glad he can handle this formula now, b/c our wallet wasn't handling the Nutramigen!

At his 2 month appt. he was 24 in.----95th percentile! 12 lbs. 6 oz. WHOA! He's so long and skinny, but I will always call him my "Chubba Wubba"....he lost his cheeks for a while, but they're finally starting to fill out again...I love them! He's starting to smile and coo when Brett and I make ridiculous sound effects! It's so cute! He looooooves to cuddle. I think that is my favorite thing. When he's been upset and I pick him up and he wraps his arm around me. UGH..makes my heart melt! I also love it when he pouts....yes, I said it...POUTS! Not the screaming, just the pouting! He makes his lips so tight and sticks that bottom one out and I laugh in hysterics every time! Brett has gotten some really great "faces of Brecken" pics...so I thought I would add them today.

This is a picture of me at 6 wks and Brecken at 8 wks. Hmmm....cheeks, anyone?


He opens his eyes so wide....my baby pictures are like this, too...it's so weird! 9 wks.


TA-DAAAAA....the POUT! Love it!


This is his, "You mess with mommy, you mess with ME" pose!


He LOVES bathtime. 10 wks Bathtime good....floating Bumbo...not-so-good...he thought it was fun, though!


Well, that's it for now. Hopefully I'm on here again before the boy heads off to college! Thanks for the motivation, Bridgette! =)

1 comment:

Anissa said...

He is so adorable Cherie!! I love all the pics and I hope that he keeps getting better and better with the formula.