Sunday, January 14, 2007

Communicating More

Eric has been watching quite a bit of football with Dad. Here is in his All-Star uniform that Uncle Sean and Aunt Courtney gave him.

In the NICU Eric hardly every cried. In fact sometimes he would be awake and just waiting for us or the nurse to come by and see that he was ready to eat. He has now learned the more effective way to get food to his tummy, his hunger cry. He has also learned his "I am annoyed cry".

Eric seems to have a little bit of acid reflux, common in babies. So Doc McMahan started him on some medication to help him out. He is not a fan of the taste of the Zantac. When I give it to him he give me the scrunchiest face, as if to say "what the heck is this". Most the time he swallows it.
We are still working on breast feeding. I am not one of these super milk producers so we breast feed once or twice a day for now and I pump about half of what he takes from the bottle. He was 8 lbs 10 oz and is becoming quite the forearm workout.

Eric is also smiling a lot and loves to listen to us babble. Our water bill is going up because we have discovered the running water really helps him chill out.


Kathy said...

I can think of two ways to save on the water bill.....
buy Eric his own IPod with lots of water flowing sounds!! or take mom shopping and buy one of those fountains for his room!! Always happy to help.
Lots of love, GA