Monday, March 8, 2010

9 Weeks Old

It seems like just yesterday that I wrote my previous post and Alex was 3 weeks old. He is now 9 weeks old and going GREAT! He eats well, he sleeps well, and he is such a good boy that you hardly know there is a baby living in the house.

I did have some issues with him around 4 weeks old. He was spitting up a lot and having some difficulty breathing after his bottle so I took him to a gastroenterologist to be checked out. He recommended 1 teaspoon of cereal for every ounce of formula in his bottle to thicken it up. So far it has been working pretty good. I alternate between rice at night and oatmeal during the day. Mostly because the rice was binding him up so the doctor thought the oatmeal might jump-start his system. He is also on Pepcid to help with the spitting up but I am going to ask the doctor at his next appointment if we can discontinue that. I don't want him to be on medication forever. Not to mention, it is expensive.