Friday, March 12, 2010
Cooper is 1 Month Old!!
4 weeks ago today we were loving on our little boy who was only a few hours old. It's amazing how fast time flies! Yesterday, as mentioned in the previous post, we had a 1 month check up. Things are not going as well as we all would hope. Cooper weighs 8 pounds (he was 7.4 pounds when he was born) and measured 21 inches long. The weight gain is a "slight concern" as our doctor put it. We have gone through several different types of formulas and nothing seems to settle his tummy enough. He continues to throw up after every feeding (and it's not just the spit up that every baby has...it's the projectile vomiting that you see on funniest home videos). So we are on our last option for formula to see if this works. If not, we are going to do a GI study to see what's going on when he eats. The doctor thinks it's a condition where part of his intestine is narrowed. If that's the case Cooper would have surgery to open it up a bit. We're hoping that this formula will end up working for him so we don't have to put him through surgery, but so far it doesn't seem to change anything. He is also on reflux medication and Gripe Water for colic. It's a frustrating time in our home and we hope to get our little man feeling better so that maybe he will stop throwing up. He is still fussy at night but he is pretty GREAT during the day! I have more pictures that I think are absolutely adorable!