Tuesday, July 16, 2013

8 Months Old

I need to play catch up a little bit because my sweet muffin is actually 9 months now and I have yet to write out his 8 month post. He turned 8 months old on June 4th so this is recapping from May 4- June 4. This was a very challenging month for our sweet little man but despite everything, he still continued to light up our lives with his happy little temperament. 

Grayson is wearing mostly 9 month clothes but can still wear some 6 month onesies and pajamas. He is still wearing a size 3 diaper. He was doing pretty well with solids until about halfway through this month and then he started cutting his first tooth (which didn't actually pop through until next month). Feeding time went from a normal experience to a very hard one- he would cry after one bite and acted like he was in pain. He pretty much didn't want to have anything to do with solids which meant I went back to having a newborn again- he was hungry all the time and was waking me up at night to nurse multiple times. I was exhausted and it was hard. We went to the Dr. (Unfortunately Grayson's normal pediatrician was off the day we went and I will never do that again...we love Dr. Khan :)) and pretty much they said he looked fine and just keep offering solids. Well, during this time (and many months prior) I had also been trying to get baby boy to take a bottle because my mom and sisters and I had been planning for over a year to take a trip to New York City for my sister Emily's 30th birthday. Grayson's Nonna and Papa were coming up to help daddy and plans had been made. My mom offered to come and help him take a bottle but we realized my little mister is a stubborn little guy and only took it once but never again. So, Grayson Patrick went with 4 women to the Big Apple and it was SO much fun! He did amazing on his first flight and while we were there and I was SO thankful for my little traveler! His aunts and Nana doted on him and it was a really fun trip. I want to make a special shout out to my sweet husband who let his 7 month old baby go to one of the biggest cities in the world. Thank you babe! :) 

Anyways, our buddy despite being SUCH a wonderful traveler was still struggling with food and then started waking up in the middle of the night in pain, arching his little back and didn't want to lie down on his back...I knew something was wrong so we went to the Dr. again and Dr. Khan explained that she thought he had acid reflux that started out when he was a newborn and has just gotten progressively worse over time and solids weren't helping and making his little tummy hurt more. He hadn't gained any weight in a month and hearing that made my heart sink. We started him on baby Prilosec immediately and although it took some time, things finally started getting better and he started eating more normally. 

Grayson wanted to crawl so badly this month and when he saw Lucy sometimes I thought he would start crawling. He would get up on all fours, move a leg and plop down on his tummy. I knew it wouldn't be long before he would be officially mobile. He started pulling up a couple days before his 8 month birthday and once he did it the first time, he did it again and again. :) He still is a little people person and when we went to New York, smiled and squealed to complete random strangers on the plane, on the subway, at restaurants and while we were walking around. I really don't ever get tired of people saying "That baby is SO cute!" His schedule remained mostly the same as last month except the not eating solids made it a little off at times. He did eat puffs and mum mum crackers for the first time and loved them so many meals would consist of those. :) He also got his first little cold this month but thankfully wasn't too bad- just a lot of snotty noses. 
Lucy- his best furry friend 
Playing peekaboo 
Being tickled
Listening to his daddy say "hey buddy buddy buddy"

Eating solid food :(
When his poor little tummy hurt 
When mommy has to wipe his nose 

My sweet little love, 
I'm so sorry this month was a rough one. I hated seeing you in pain knowing there wasn't anything I could do. I know there will be more boo boos and times when you are sick or hurting and I hope you always know I will be there for you. I will be there to kiss a knee, hug you tight, and tell you I love you. I hope you know just how much you are loved and how much your daddy and I will always be there for you, no matter what happens. We are so blessed by your little life and are so thankful to Jesus for loaning you to us. We know ultimately you are his and he has entrusted you to us. We pray that we will honor and glorify him as we parent you. You are SO loved and cherished, angel! 
Mommy and daddy 

1 comment:

Carrie said...

I read your post and I really could relate to your experience. We knew prior to solids starting that my youngest had reflux. When we started solids her reflux became 10x worse. She is 2 1/2 now and we are still on medicine, but she is a unique case. Most kids grow out of if!