Monday, January 7, 2013

Conrad is 3 Months!

I can't believe it but today is Conrad's 3 month birthday! This time has flown by and I'm so sad to go back to work next week. Just when he's getting a personality, smiling, laughing, and responding, I have to leave him. I'm definitely NOT looking forward to it.

Dear Conrad,

You continue to amaze Mommy and Daddy every day! The amount that you've grown not only physically but developmentally is simply breathtaking. Every day brings something new. We love your laugh, smile, and baby talk! You are quite the little man and can hold yourself up so well. You still love your vibrating seat and play mat. The swing is good for napping as well and we recently introduced you to your big boy Bumbo seat!

Unfortunately you were diagnosed with GERD...finally! Your Mom and Dad kept insisting to the pediatricians that this was the reason for your feeding issues, your constant crankiness, continual heavy spit-up, arched-back screaming, and tongue depression. These symptoms were NOT caused by improper breast feeding, colic, or a faulty frenulum (which, BTW, they insisted we have snipped!). It wasn't until we saw the nurse practitioner that she really took a look at him and LISTENED to us that she prescribed some acid reflux medication. This has definitely helped with your pain and discomfort. You now eat up to 6 oz in a feeding and weigh over 13 pounds! You are in the 50-75th percentile for your size. Mommy and Daddy's growing boy!

I'm so sad to leave you next week to go back to work as you are changing every day before our eyes. I love you to the moon and back and am so thankful you are mine. I am so excited to see what the next three months will bring! We love you!!

Mommy and Daddy