Monday, March 22, 2010

our baby's belly

I realized I never updated everyone on what ended up happening with Cooper's belly problems. We went to the doctor 5 days after the one appointment where we realized he wasn't gaining any weight. The doctor put him on Nutramigen formula, which is formula that has the protein broken down further than most so it's easier on the baby's digestive system. Doctor Watson wanted to wait over the weekend to see if he would stop projectile vomiting. So, we waited over the weekend and didn't see any changes. I made an appointment and then surprise, surprise he wasn't projectile vomiting after every feeding. We still went and Cooper had gained 4 ounces! YAY!! Since he gained weight over the weekend we decided to not do any further testing. BUT the formula that we were using is $25.00 for an 8oz can. So we wanted to see if there was anything else we could use. Now we are using a soy based formula and that seems to be even better than the Nutramigen. He still spits up and has his grumpy moments but things are slowly getting better!

Now I know how everyone likes pictures...especially my family that lives far away. Here are the only recent pictures.
napping on his boppy because of a stuffy nose and spit up
Napping on Dad because it's the only way he'd stop crying. So cute though-he looks pretty comfy!
I will be sure to take more pictures! Sorry Mom :)


Landon&Shauna said...

Glad your getting everything figured out! He's a doll!!! Good luck!

Katie Petersen said...

Glad to hear he's keeping it down. A few months ago I did a challenge to eat a 24" sub in less than half an hour and let me tell you... I know what it feels like to want to projectile vomit all over the place! In fact... I did! Ok, just had to share, sorry!

Hope you three are doing well. Really like the pic's of Cooper showing off his little smile. Good looking baby! Let us know if there is anything we can do for you over the next little while. We're happy for ya!

Okay, serious question... what is he going to call me? just Tagg? Uncle Tagg? Maybe Uncle Gert? just some ideas.....

Jimmy, Diane and Bentley said...

I'm glad he's doing better!! I think I still have a couple cans of Nutramagen (i need to make sure they're not expired...) and I'd be happy to give them to you if you'd like- that stuff is so expensive, but whatever works, right?! Give me a call or text me if you'd like them (as long as theyr'e still good) :) 569-4338

Rudi said...

So glad to hear he's doing better!!