Sunday, January 18, 2009

14 lbs 1 oz....7 Months Old

Believe or not, we don't have a ton of updates for Kayley. She continues to be a very happy baby except when we stick a bottle in her mouth. She's eating a little better but it's still more difficult than it should be. She's learned to use her hands to push the bottle away. That makes it a bit more challenging. You can find us most of the time shaking a toy in one hand to distract Kayley and holding onto the bottle in the other. It seems like as long as we can distract her from eating, she does a lot better.

We've also started introducing more solids. At first she had no idea what to do with the cereal in her mouth. But lately, she's been moving it around and actually swallowing a bit of it. That's a good step. Hopefully she'll get the hang of it soon.

Even though her eating is a bit of a challenge, she seems to be growing pretty well. She's moved into 6 month clothes now. We had to put away all of her 3-6 month clothes. Just tonight, she was sleeping on my chest. Megan and I both agreed it's amazing how big she is. She used to fit on one side of my chest. Now, she lays across me with her legs dangling.

Kayley is now 14 lbs 1 oz. She was weighed yesterday at the GI specialist appointment. At the appointment, we updated the doctor on Kayley's status. Since we saw him last, we've changed formulas, cut her feeding time from 1 hour to 35 minutes, and started solids. He agreed with cutting her feeding time and introducing solids. If you remember, that guidance came from the developmental pediatricain...not him. He also said that he's going to keep Kayley on the same formula for at least another month. It could take that long to make a difference. Megan and I also gave an update on Kayley's spitting up. Basically, she spits up after every feeding and even after she gets up from her naps to be fed again. That information pushed him to prescribe another medicine. It's called Reglan. It's used to help stomach motility. It stimulates the stomach to push food to the intestines faster. Since Kayley still spits up hours after her feedings, the food is just not moving out fast enough. Hopefully Reglan is the miracle drug we've been looking for.

That's pretty much it. Enjoy the pictures of our now 7 month old (4 months corrected age).

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