Monday, March 8, 2010

Time flies...

These days Charlie is doing so good. We haven't been to the doctor since close to his 4 month appointment. Which makes things much easier when we don't have so many appointments to go to. I think he weighs about 15 pounds now, we will find out for sure next Monday. I do know he has gotten much longer since the last time he was measured!
Charlie now eats 3 meals a day. Cereal around 9a.m. Lunch veggie and half a thing of fruit around 12 and cereal and fruit around 5. He still nurses during the day and in the evening when I am not working. If I am working he takes a bottle. Charlie now drinks apple juice from a sippy cup. He is doing so great with it. He can drink his bottle and his sippy cup by himself without any help. He is getting to be such a big boy. We are working on sitting up and crawling right now. He will sit up pretty good by himself if he is sitting on my lap, but just tumbles over if he is on the floor. He is getting much better at it though.
Charlie LOVES going for walks in the stroller, he loves looking at everything outside.
Charlie also just got a new carseat, well almost a month ago now. This one is a convertible carseat that should last him almost his whole time that he has to be in a carseat. He can see out the window which calms him down if he is upset.
All in all we are all doing great!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wonderful news!!

This last week has been so busy. Last Thursday Charlie had an Upper GI done to find out how bad his reflux is. It is a mild case. We have started him on 1Ml of Zantac 2 times a day. It seems to be helping some.
This Tuesday Charlie went to the cardiologist. We got great news. He now only has one hole in his heart, which is the VSD. The ASD after 4 months has healed on its own. We will still be watching the VSD to see what it does. He doesn't go back to the cardiologist until he is 1.
Charlie also got weighed and measured at this appointment. He is now 14 pounds 11 ounces and 25 1/2 inches long!
Charlie has been laughing since Christmas Eve, but has never laughed for such a long time like this. We went to a friends house Tuesday night, and the husband was making faces and being goofy at Charlie. Charlie loved it and was laughing so much!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Life is busy.

Since the last post I have started back to work, the first part of November. That was a very busy time for Craker Barrel, it was pie season! I am working 5 days a week. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from about 4:30-8 and then Saturday 8:30-2. Andrew is still working the midnight shift and try to get as much sleep as possible before he watches Charlie in the evening. Grandma's switch off on the weekend watching Charlie. (This allows them both to get their Charlie time!)

Charlie has only been to the doctor twice since the first part of November. (One because he was getting thrush again, the other I belive he had a bug.) Since close to 3 months Charlie has been on cereal(spoon fed). This seems to help him sleep at night. He is also still breast fed and gets a bottle, of breast milk, when I am at work.

Charlie laughed for the first time for Andrew on Christmas Eve and soon after that laughed for me. He is rolling all over the place now, and scoots on his back. We had to turn him around in his crib since he kept scooting and hitting his head on the railing. Charlie will talk you to death when he is in a good mood. He loves music and watching T.V. His favorite toy I would have to say is this farm house that hangs from the carseat and when you pull the middle animal it makes noise. (Cow mooing, pig oinking, ect.) We have just recently had to move him up to 3-6 month clothes.

When being changed Charlie will kick his feet like he is running away. He also gives the biggest/best smiles ever! They melt a Mommy's heart.

Life is busy right now. We are trying to get Charlie on a set schedule. During the day we have a pretty set schedule, now if we can just get the night schedule down.

Charlie has a WIC appointment Thursday, afterwards he will get his 4 month shots. Then Friday he will have his 4 month check up. Febuary 2nd Charlie goes back to the cadioligist. We are hoping and praying for some great news!

I will try to update again soon will all the stats from Charlie's 4 month check up.