Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Doctor Update and Rolling Over

Cole's doctor visit went well today. Turns out our baby boy isn't as "tall" as we thought he was - else he shrunk a 1/2 inch in 2 months. Last month's measurement was just probably wrong as he was perfectly still today while she measured. He is now 25.5 inches long and weighs 15lbs 6oz. He has started this little noise that we thought he kept doing because it was new and different. The doctor thinks he might have a little collapsed trachea but it's nothing to worry about since he's not waking up with a cough or sounding hoarse or anything.

The doctor also feels it's important to go ahead and start Cole on food. She suggested starting with barley cereal instead of rice cereal since he has shown allergies already. I can also use Beechnut brand rice cereal but not Gerber as it has milk proteins in it. If he has a reaction to the cereal I should hold off but give him vegetables as almost no one is allergic to vegetables. He hasn't shown any hunger or calorie need for solids - he's even down to one feeding in the middle of the night. Well, actually it's more like early morning as it's most often at 4:00am. I love the longer period of sleep but after getting so much I have a hard time going back to sleep. I usually don't fall back to sleep until 5:00 or 5:30am now which doesn't leave me feeling all that rested.

In other exciting news, Cole will have a little cousin by the end of today! Jefra's water broke last night and she's already on pitosin to speed up the delivery. Here comes little Cannon - he'll be 2 1/2 weeks early just like Cole was!

Oh, and here's video of Cole rolling over!


  1. I love that video! He is so cute!

  2. WTG Cole!! And congrats to Jefra! Can't wait to hear all about your new nephew!!!!

  3. Hey guys, the video is so cute! And Kristina, just so you know, Gerber rice cereal does NOT have milk proteins in it. Caleb's milk allergy got diagnosed after he'd already been eating rice cereal for a week or so, and it was because we put formula in it the ONE night. And I looked at the label--no milk proteins. Perhaps he's actually allergic to rice, if he's reacted to it before. Good luck with the allergy stuff, though. If you need someone to talk to about it, I'm in the same boat. :)