Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Other than Caleb's throwing up, we are getting back to normal. As you may guess, normal around here should technically be "normal", but there is no need to be picky.

Caleb is still throwing up, but I think that it is from reflux. He does just fine if he is asleep on his belly. If he is awake, he starts screaming shortly after his feeding starts. If he is asleep in your lap, he ends up throwing up before you get you him into bed. We have been trying to feed him while he is asleep. Right now, we figure that it is more important to get enough milk to grow than to master the bottle.

I have been trying to work on bottle feeding, but it is tricky when we are feeding him asleep. He did let me put the bottle in his mouth once and he sucked once, but that is the extent of our success. Caleb's occupational therapist is coming this week, so we will see if she has some ideas for us to try.

Other than the spit-ups and the reflux episodes, he is happy and enjoying being home. He has been talking like crazy and officially laughs. One day last week, I went to get him out of his crib after a nap. He was on his back. He rolled over from sleeping on his stomach. I have only seen it that one time.

Caleb's nurse came to check on him on Thursday. He weighed 12 pounds, 6 ounces. I don't know how official this is compared to last week because he had two different nurses with two different scales, but at least his weight is going up. He is still having wet diapers, so we are assuming that he is not throwing up too much. Caleb's oxygen saturation was 84%.

It is great to be home and moving forward. Caleb has a cardiologist appointment this week. I have a bunch of questions for them like "Can we start baby cereal soon?", "Is there anything we can do for the reflux?", "Is everyone happy with Caleb's heart function and structure?" Hopefully, we can get the answers we need.


  1. Love the pictures! Glad things are getting back to "normal".


  2. Your kids have such personality!! Love the pics.

    Rachael Riggs