Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Almost 10 Weeks Old
My Grandma and Uncle Andy came to visit last weekend and were able to meet Leo. Although it was to short of a visit, it was great to see them. Because Leo is a newborn, we were restricted to short visits and were unable to spend time with them when they went to the coast and to visit Jacob. Although Leo was a royal pain, he did manage to fall in love with his Great Grandma...really he did. He had been crying like crazy and then when he was put in her arms, he was in a trance. It was so very sweet.
Joe and I also took Leo to his 2 month exam and he now weighs 9 lb. 10 oz. It is hard to believe that many babies are born even bigger than he is now, but his small size just gives me a chance to cuddle with him longer. To us, he has grown immensely...after all, he is almost double his birth weight. Dr. Crowley was very happy with his weight gain, but she was concerned about his fussiness. She even decided to postpone his 2-month vaccinations until we get a handle on what is causing his fussy behavior. She suspects that he might have acid reflex. Leo exhibits many of the symptoms of a baby with reflux, including arching his back and stretching constantly. This breaks our hearts because we always found this stretching to be so endearing. Anyhow, I have eliminated dairy from my diet, in case he is lactose intolerant and he is taking probiotics, which is a natural way to help neutralize the climate of his tummy. If these solutions don't help, we can resort to medication, but since it is not FDA approved, we plan to use that as a last resort. Hopefully though, we will be posting a lot more smile pics in the near future.
In addition to all of this, we decided that I will be a stay-at-home-mom for the time being. The last three nights, Leo has awoken every 1-2 hours and I just can't imagine tending to him properly and going to work. It was a difficult decision emotionally and financially, but Leo is our top priority and I believe this decision will lead to a happier and healthier family life. I plan to fully embrace motherhood and will try to be the best mommy and wife I can.