Feb 27, 2009

Chillin' in the Crib

Davis had a visit from his Great- Grandparents again today, and his Great- Grandmother Ovid finally got to hold him. He didn't want to wake up for her, but we're still so glad she could spend some time with him. She loves babies (Davis is her eighth great-grandchild) and we think she really enjoyed it :)

He also moved from an isolette to a crib today, which he seems to really like. There's more to look at in the crib, so he doesn't get bored. Nurse Shanda saved a super cool mobile just for him, and he absolutely LOVES it. It is very colorful and funky. We left him some photos of us taped to the side of his crib, and he likes to look at those too- funny enough, he seems to like the photo of all three of us (taken when he was just a few days old) most of all. 

Eating continues to be a challenge, as is reflux. Davis is on Zantac to help with some of the reflux symptoms, but he does still cough, gag, and occasionally throw up. Fun fact: the fancy hospital term for throw up is "emesis"- sounds much nicer, huh? When it comes to bottle feeding, he will sometimes take as much as 15 cc's or so, but those instances are relatively rare. More often, he'll get confused as to where to put his tongue, or he'll get a good latch and then get scared when milk comes out. Sometimes he won't try at all. Working with the bottle seems to wear him out pretty quickly. If anybody out there has any feeding tips or tricks, we'd sure love to hear them.


Brad, Kellie, Lucy and Baby Carter said...

If you figure out the secret to the feeding mystery, please share it with us!

Carter also was obsessed with the mobile. Have they tried a bouncy seat yet? I bet he'd love it.

He looks like such a big boy in his crib. We're so happy to see him progressing. Sorry to hear that the "reflux fairy" has visited you.

Jaime's World said...

Congrats on your big move, little man!
We're praying for your continued improvement! :-)

Sheryl, Tom, Jared & Jaime (CDH, May 09')

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Davis! You are such a strong little man.

For the feeds, can you guys try a syringe with milk to get him used to swallowing the fluid and then graduate to a bottle where he can learn to latch and suck? It is just an idea but I thought I would share it in case you want to run it by the nurses and try it.

Fer said...

Love the pictures... As for the eatting part, I am struggling myself with that also... I used to feed Juan Pablo asleep and that helped when he was a baby.