Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Update on 4th Month

This month has already been a little rough on us... little g was sick for the first time! Graham and I decided to go out for sushi for my birthday with a few friends, while we were getting ready little graham became cranky but nothing out of the ordinary. We also took a hike this day, so we assumed that he was exhausted and needed to sleep. We brought him over to his Uncle Matt & Aunt Cheri's house and went on our way. When we returned to pick him up they told us about a cough and that he hadn't slept much... thinking it was no big deal we headed home. I nursed as soon as we got home and we swaddled our little guy... while he was eating he stopped and coughed this horrible sounding cough and SCREAMED! It was horrible... this went on throughout the entire feeding so we gave him our doctor recommended dosage of Maloxx and baby Benedryl. Eventually he finally stopped coughing and fell asleep. He woke up every 3 hours that night and I realized he had a slight fever. We called his doctor in the morning and they requested we come in for a sick-visit. The doctor saw him and heard some wheezing in his lungs and said that we would try a round of breathing treatment in his office to see if that would fix the sound. After 10 minutes of the nebulizer, the doc came back in a said that helped tremendously. I was happy... the doctor was concerned. He said that he would send us home with a breathing machine and we would have to do it 3 times a day for four days. He said that this is important because babies can actually die from suffocation from their airways being inflamed.

So, for the past four days we've been on the treatment and using the cough concoction at night. He's JUST starting to feel better... the mucus is loosening and he can cough it up now... it's still horrible though. At least he's getting back to his old self again.

At the same time little g was sick, Big G got sick too... and stayed home one day. No fun at the Quattlebaum house!

Before both of my guys were sick, we went to the pedi on the 8th for his four-month checkup. He received two more vaccines... the Rotavirus and DTAP. Not too bad again since he was able to drink one. His NEW statistics are:

Weight: 16 lbs.
Height: 26 1/2in... WOWOW
Head Circumference: 42.5cm

He's actually in the 90th percentile now for his weight and height and his head is still perfectly the 50% percentile. He really looks longer than ever and we can't believe how big he's gotten.

Oh, and I forgot to post a new schedule. This is what our day's look like now:

7:15am - Eat
7:30am - Play
8:30am - Morning Nap
9:30am - Eat
9:45am - Play -- 2 hours
11:30am - Nap
12:30pm - Eat
12:45pm - Play -- 2-3 hours
2:45pm - Nap
3:30pm - Eat
3:45pm - Daddy Comes Home & Little g eats vegetables (we're working on squash)!
4:00pm -Nap
5:00pm - Play
6:30pm - Eat & Play
8:00pm - Rice Cereal Time, Bath, Massage, Eat
9:00pm - Bed
3:00am - Eat & Back to Bed (YES, YES... little g wakes up once a night now!)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Four Month Birthday Little Graham (and Mommy)!

The third month of little graham's life has come and gone... a little too quickly. Our little guy is now making some major changes and is becoming mobile... wow! For more updates on little g keep reading....

  1. At night, he can turn around from back to front in his crib... but we haven't seen him do this during the day... it's so weird. Not so good for us because now we worry even more about him.
  2. Little g is babbling and goo'ing more than ever. He actually waits for us to finish our statement before he starts his again. 
  3. He is awake for an hour and half at a time now. 
  4. He's starting to scoot on his back by pushing his hips up in the air.
  5. One of the most awesome notes about this month is that he is sitting up with a little assistance! He can do a 'sit-up' when lounging on our bent legs.
  6. He caught a yucky virus this month. It made his cheeks rosy but gave him a horrible sore throat and cough. We had to give him a mixture of mallox and benedryl... so sad! We were suppose to give it to him for 3 days but we could only do 1 full day of it. It took the pep right out of our little guy and made him drowsy.
  7. On a more positive note... WE GAVE HIM RICE CEREAL... yay! Easter was his 4 month birthday and the Easter bunny brought him a basket full of rice cereal, bowls, spoons, puppets and a book. He actually really enjoyed the cereal... we're going to ask his pedi on Thursday when we can start more interesting foods that aren't so bland. More shots on Thursday too... booooooo
  8. Speaking of Easter... we took some pictures with a few bunnies this month. The first one was with the suited Easter Bunny in the mall... kinda fun, kinda creepy. The second set was taken at Studio One in Grapevine Mills Mall because they had real Easter Bunnies! But, we DO NOT recommend them... we had a 50% off coupon and for SIX sheets it was over $250.00 ... yuck. Plus, they couldn't get little g to smile and we were hurried along because another family was waiting. They charged us $60.00 for photo correction... hello, it's baby-skin, what type of correction does he need, REALLY?! Plus they pressured us in to buying some photos by showing us them on this tiny computer in the back... not the huge screen in the front. Do not waste your time... photos were cute but I could have done what they did by going to my local PetCo and purchased some damn bunnies... (little g don't say that bad word)... everytime I look at them I have a bad taste in my mouth because it was so expensive... I fully recommend Natali Young (our family photographer)!
  9. This Easter was super-duper special because 1. Little g turned 4 months 2. It was my birthday AND 3. It was Easter... so fun!
Great month... a little busy but wouldn't do anything differently!