Monday, February 21, 2005

February 21, 2005 ~ Today Drew is one month old! He went to see the doctor today and weighed in at 8 lbs 3oz. He gained 1 1/2 pounds in two weeks! His excessive growth these past two weeks would explain why he eats every 2 hours.
Today's doctor visit was in regards to Drew's reflux problem. The doctor said he looked very healthy but wanted to have an ultra sound done on his stomach to rule out some potentially serious problems. I drove Drew over to Cooks Children's Hospital and they performed the ultra sound. Drew was so good, even though he hadn't eaten in 4 hours he was very patient for the ultra sound. Drew's doctor, Dr. Gomez, called an hour later and said the ultra sound did not reveal any serious problems. Drew is being put on a reflux medication that will calm his stomach and help his esophagus not to spit back up his food. His tummy aches and gas problems should go away! Dr. Gomez said he should outgrow the reflux by the time he is 6 months old. Praise the Lord that there are no serious problems!
We reached two new mile markers today! The first is that we just emptied our first box of Huggies 150 count diapers. The second is Drew started to recognize faces. At the doctors office there was a point where the nurse was weighing Drew and he got very upset and started looking around for me. Once he locked eyes with me he stopped crying. What a sweet boy!
The weather today is 85 degrees and sunny so Drew and I went on a walk around the block and then did some gardening! All my plants looked terrible - they needed a good pruning! My hyacinths are blooming in the back yard and the roses are starting to come out.

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