Monday, November 21, 2011

The Schwartz's vs Cody's 2nd Month

My dear sweet baby boy, you've had a rough month.

Just one week into this month of your life you started projectile vomiting.  After one morning where you weren't keeping anything down we went to the pediatrician who couldn't hear normal bowel sounds.  Fearing there was something blocking your intestines we were sent to Lebonhur Children's Hospital where we spent the whole day having various tests run on you.  12 hours later we were released without knowing what was wrong with you.  The nurse on the way out said it seemed like you may have GERD. That same day you started crying uncontrollably and haven't really stopped since.  If you are awake, you are generally crying.  We are doing everything we can to keep you comfortable but sometimes you just seem to be in a lot of pain.  However, the good news is whether this is GERD or colic, it's not life threatening and you will grow out of it.  And there seems to be a little sun shining through your cloudy days.  Yesterday, you had a great day and didn't have a melt down until about 7 pm.  Plus, you were smiling and happy while you were awake.  You cooed and made all those cute baby noises that we love to hear.  It gives me hope that you'll outgrow whatever it is that is affecting you soon.  And it makes me happy to see that your cheerful and laid back personality that we saw the first month of your life hasn't completely disappeared.

Yesterday I started trying to put you on the "3 hour EASY" schedule that I read about when Sarah was a little girl.  I'm not quite sure if it was why you had such a great day but I sure hope so.  (EASY= Eat, Activity, Sleep).  You ate really well, interacted with us, and then when you started to get fussy we swaddled you up and put you down for a nap.  I hope to get you good and settled into this routine soon, but we're going on your first long car ride this week to visit everyone at Uncle Pete's for Thanksgiving so we may have to work on your routine after that.

Night time is getting a little better.  When you wake up I offer you the paci first.  Sometimes you take it and go back to sleep, other times you're serious about being hungry.  For the most part you go back to your bed ok after you're done eating.  But sometimes you don't want to and instead think it's play time.  It's hard to be mad at you when you smile and coo at me even though I am super tired, sleep deprived, and would prefer you go back to bed.

You like to be held and don't care much for the swing so I find myself having to Moby you to me so I can get some things done like cooking and dishes.  Whenever both you and Sarah are awake I try to bring you into her room to play with us.  You like to look up and stare at the light and the fan.  You ride well in the car, but don't like to linger in your car seat.  You want out of it the minute we get home.

You love to cuddle and we love to cuddle with you.  We love you Cody and are glad you are apart of our family!

1 comment:

  1. Cody is a trying baby, but it sounds like you're handling him with patience. I love it when the smile and coo--those moments, I'm sure, make it worth it.