Saturday, June 17, 2006

Crazy Crazy life

I actually have a minute to sit and type. My parents, the wonderful people they are, bought a swing for Joey a couple weeks ago. Initially, he didn't like it at all and wouldn't sit in it, although he loves to be swung in our arms to fall asleep. I have gradually been putting him in the swing to get used to it when he was asleep on the slowest setting. He was really fussing a little while ago and I was trying to get a quick bite to eat so I put him in there for a minute to put peanut butter on my toast. I turned around, AND HE WAS ASLEEP IN THE SWING! This may not mean a lot to people who do not have children or do not spend time around small kids, but this is a gift right from heaven.

We are coming to the conclusion that Joey has colic. There doesn't seem to be any other answer. We have switched his formula from Similiac to Isomil, he was still really gassy and uncomfortable so on the advice of a pediatrician we switched him again to Alsoy. That lasted for 1 bottle because he became instantly gassy and in a lot of pain. So, back to Wal Mart I went to exchange the formula back to Isomil, which we know at least he will drink. I have never seen a kid with so much gas and in so much pain because of it. We now do not leave the house without a bottle of Gripe Water and Ovol, which both sometimes help. But, at least he sleeps great through the night when we get through "fussy time", which begins around 6pm and ends around 10pm. If we can get him to eat something between this time, and it is never at the same time, he will fall asleep around 10ish and sleep until around 3ish, and then we're back in bed and he'll sleep until around 7ish.

When we took him to the pediatrician yesterday, she walked in and said "So, how old is he?" even though she had the chart in her hand. When I told her "5 weeks", she said "Holy crap, what did you do, give birth to an elephant?" She said if we hadn't told her she would have thought Joey was 3 months. She weighed him and he topped the scales at 11.7lbs. He has already outgrown all his 3 month clothes and is now in 6 month pjs due to his length.

Colby started soccer last week. He's amazing at it and he really loves it. There are pictures on the digital camera that as soon as I get another moment they'll be posted here!

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