June 10, 2015

Clark: Month Two

Well, this month has been a challenge for my little man. Around the time he turned one month old, we started to notice that he was spitting up a LOT and crying more or less any time he was awake. At 5 weeks old, we took him to see Dr. Brad and found out our sweet boy has gastroesophageal reflux disease, also know as GERD, but most commonly known as just "reflux." He began taking medicine to decrease the acid in his stomach, but thus far it hasn't helped much. He will begin taking a new medicine tomorrow, so we are hoping it will give him some much needed relief. I hate knowing he is hurting and that there's little to nothing I can do in the moment to help him feel better. And to be totally honest, the constant crying really takes a toll on me emotionally as well. On the bright side, despite the constant puking, Clark is growing like a weed and sleeping like a champ! He tips the scales at 13 pounds, 14 ounces and generally sleeps from about 10pm-7am with a feeding around 3-4am. It may have been a fluke, but he slept from 9:30pm to 6:30am last night! He has also started smiling, which is such a sweet sight amidst all the crying. There is nothing better than seeing him happy! I know I will say it every month, but I love him with all my heart and I so enjoy watching him grow!

  • dedicated to the Lord on Mother's Day at Buck Run Baptist Church
  • diagnosed with GERD and had an x-ray of his belly
  • typically wears just a diaper at home, since he spits up so much
  • 1st bottle on 5-15-15
  • 1st trip out of town to Owensboro
  • 23 1/4 inches long
  • started smiling
  • sleeps at night from about 10pm-7am with one nighttime feeding between 3-4am
  • adored by his big brother, who says "uh-oh" and runs over to give him a hug when he cries
  • 13 pounds, 14 ounces