Thursday, December 6, 2007
Our little Gabe has been having intestinal issues this week. I took him in to the doctor this afternoon and we think he has been constipated. He has also been eating a ton which accounted for some earlier colic episodes. I gave Drew an ounce of PediaLite to clean him out - he then went on to have 2 BM's within the hour. I hope that helps make him feel better! Gabe is also very gassy and is always hungry! We had to limit his feeds to 2 -3 ounces of breast milk every few hours so he won't get an upset tummy. As it is he gulps down the milk and takes in too much air which also gives him tummy aches. Gabe loves to have his tummy massaged and to take warm baths. He is growing a ton - an ounce a day. Today he weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces - he has gained a whole pound in 2 1/2 weeks. Gabe is already holding his head up and today tried to roll off the scale at the doctor office - he would have succeeded had the nurse not caught him.
Gabe is starting to have fat rolls around his neck and legs already. He loves to eat and sleep and watch his big brother play. He gets the hiccups a lot which really makes him mad. I can't believe how much Gabe has grown and changed the past two weeks! His personality is very calm and passive unless he doesn't feel well, then he gives out a little scream to let you know he wants something, then he is quiet again. Gabe loves to be held and doesn't like to be alone. He often falls asleep on mommy or daddy and wakes us quiet upset if he find us not there. Gabe is moving from the preemie clothes to the Newborn clothes. He loves to such on his passy or his right fingers, whichever is closest.