Thursday, July 19, 2007

Settling in


After a couple nights of great sleep, Alex went on a bit of a strike. The 3am wake up call was a little rough, but he is on a much better schedule now. Alex is the same smiley baby that we fell in love with in Karaganda. He is babbling all the time, and is pulling himself up constantly. We definitely will be seeing him walk soon.

Spitting up also seems to be Alex's favorite thing to do, so we've changed his feeding schedule to see if the reflux improves. Luckily the spitting up doesn't bother him, but we still want to make sure he puts on weight. The doctor did find a hernia so we will be meeting with the pediatric surgeon to see when it needs to be taken care of. The doctor is very pleased with how Alex is doing, and feels that he's right where he needs to be.

Zachary is turning out to be a super big brother. He loves to pick Alex up and talks to him in the cutest voice. Zachary is willingly sharing his tv time and even gave Alex a Star Wars figure to play with (that is true love to Zach). I have been trying to convince him to go out with me for some one on one time but he doesn't want to leave his little brother.

Have a good weekend!

3 comments:

Barb said...

It is such fun to watch Zach and Alex together. They have definitely bonded. Zach is such a great big brother and Alex has no trouble keeping his big brother laughing. It will be such fun watching them grow up together.
Love,
Nana

Barb said...

I finally got Zach to go out with me. And that was a trip to Wal Mart to buy a special treat. Yes, you guessed it - Star Wars stuff. Of course, we also got his baby brother a present too. Zach was so careful not to buy something too expensive for himself. I kept telling him Nana and Pops were buying it, but he still didn't want to spend too much money. He is his father's son!!
Love,
Nana

Jennifer said...

I saw your post about the hernia. Our son came home at almost 12 months and had a groin hernia repaired 3 motnhs later.

It was a 5 minute operation and less than a year later we can't see the scar. He was also circumsized at the same time so insurance covered both operations.