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!

His sad face that he makes all the time

Relaxing that neck of his during tummy time

Don't be fooled...he was unhappy but I just LOVE his little legs!

One of my FAVORITE pictures so far! He just loves his Bumbo chair! He looks like a big boy sitting in it!

6 comments:

Tyler and Kelly said...

The Nestle Good Start formula worked miracles for Keagan....

Jimmy, Diane and Bentley said...

You poor things! That is so rough. I know everyone has a recommendation for you, but Nutramagen formula, though expensive, worked well for Bentley. Good luck! no fun at all. Oh, and if you guys feel like you need a break, PLEASE feel free to call me and I can run right over and hold your cutie so you guys can get out. I have had lots of practice with crying babies- I know how difficult it can be! Don't hesitate to call at all, I'm free most of the time 569-4338

Amanda Petersen said...

I love the picture of the bumbo chair. We need to get one of those. I'm sorry that he's having a hard time. As if having a newborn isn't hard enough. We'll keep you three in our prayers. Hopefully Cooper won't need surgery and hopefully his tummy will start settling down.

Derek said...

I'm bummed we won't be able to make it up for the blessing. At this rate we won't see him until he's one. His pics sure are cute! I don't know who he looks though. Can't wait to see him, hopefully soon.

Kevin & Maryann ZELLER said...

Hang in there guys! We are thinking about all of you. Have they tried Soy formula? Just wondering because Amys little one Ronnie had the same problems and the soy milk really helped

Kasey Hunt said...

I will be praying that you find the results you need to hear in regards to his little belly!! He's a cutie.