Thursday, August 27, 2009

Almost Two Months Old!

I can't believe it's almost been a month since I last posted! Time sure has been flying by! It seems like I posted the last bit of information a little to soon. Shortly after that post Bryce started showing signs of stomach discomfort. We switched him to the formula we had used for Evan (a reduced lactose formula for reflux babies) and things seemed to improve for a week or so. Then he was having some more symptoms. At that point we decided to try a soy formula which was a disaster! After a VERY rough 24 hours we gave him a lactose free formula made for reflux babies. Still not convinced it is reflux. I'm thinking it was a lactose and soy intolerance with SLIGHT reflux. The reason I emphasized that was because the pediatrician feels the reflux is the main issue and the intolerance a secondary issue. Anyway, to make a long story short he is doing much better on the new formula and medicine. Not a 100 percent, but much improved. Bryce had his one month check up August 13 and he weighed 11 pounds and was 23 inches long! So, he is growing fabulously! Unlike Evan, he eats through the pain so he is gaining weight just fine. He sleeps about 5-6 hours straight at night and is still only awake for about 6 hours of the day. He is smiling a lot although I still haven't managed to catch it on camera! Where is the camera when you need it!? Evan is doing great with the adjustment and is a huge help to Mommy. He likes to help me with the dishes and laundry as well as picking up. He's starting to really become independent and wants to dress and undress himself. He keeps us busy, but we don't mind. For those of you who are family the rest of the post is a BUNCH of pictures so enjoy! Sorry it's taken so long to get them up here!