Thursday, May 7, 2009

One month checkup

Alright, so I'm a little late updating. A lot has happened in little Peyton's life in the last 2 weeks. It's amazing how much he has changed. Grandma came back for a visit, which was a huge help with Mommy's adjustment to going out in public with a little one. Now Peyton and Mommy go on outings every day, mostly to parks around town now that the weather is getting nice, to get some fresh air and exercise.

Peyton is now smiling and laughing and making tons of noises, especially in his sleep. The crying has backed off a bit except for 3-4 hours first thing in the morning and 3-4 hours in the evening before bed. Mostly it seems to be gas and possibly reflux, so we are going to start him on Prilosec and see if that helps. Otherwise he is happy and healthy. At his 4 week appointment the other day he weighed a whopping 10 lbs. 8 oz. That is a weight gain of 4 pounds in 4 weeks. He is definitely a good eater, but sometimes I think too good. We've had multiple episodes of projectile (and I'm not exaggerating) vomitting recently, possibly due to overfeeding and gas. Today we practiced the pacifier, which he has previously adamently objected to in place of eating, and he took it! Maybe it's because he now eats from a bottle at least once a day. He doesn't eat as well from the bottle as the breast, but he'll learn when I go back to work and he has to.

One last bit of news. As a gift for my birthday, Zack's birthday, and our anniversary, we are going to Florida for 10 days in June to soak up the sun, beach, pool, and visit with friends and family before I have to return to work. It'll be a great way to end my maternity leave.

New stats:
Weight-10 lbs 8 oz
Length-22 inches
Head-14 1/2 inches

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