Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Caedmon James

Caedmon has been busy the past week. He was dedicated at church last Sunday morning (along with about a dozen other babies- and that was just during the 9 am service). This morning he had his 2-month well-baby checkup at the doctor's office. He decided to show the doctor just what kind of baby he is and cried almost the entire time; after about ten minutes, she asked about his behavior at home, what his schedule looks like, etc, and declared, "Well, he definitely has colic." So, I guess we now have a reason that he's so cranky all the time; but of course, there's nothing we can do about it. The hopeful news is that colic usually disappears at around three months of age, so let's all pray for just one more month of evil baby.

Thankfully, although fussy, Caedmon has a healthy appetite and is growing well: he now weighs 13 lbs, 6 oz, so he's gained about five pounds in the past two months, and he's 22 1/2 inches long, so he's grown about 1/2 an inch. He's in the 90th percentile for his weight, and 50th percentile for length. (In comparison, Adelaide was 13 lbs 9 oz, 24 inches, and Atticus was 14 lbs 11 oz, 25 inches at two months.) We ended the visit to the doctor with three shots in poor Caedmon's legs, plus an oral vaccination for Rotavirus (and Atticus took his Flu Mist up the nose like a champ). Dr. Halbur always likes to scare me with information like, "About 1 in every 200 babies who contract pertussis (whooping cough) dies, and there's a pertussis outbreak in Iowa right now," until I'm begging for the immunizations. Atticus dealt with the whole appointment quite well, although he did start yelling, "Mommy go! Mommy go!" (which is his way of saying he wants to leave) when they gave Caedmon his shots and really made him scream.

On a positive note, Caedmon does like his brother and sister, smiling and cooing when they stray into his visual range, and he has an amazing tolerance for the amount of noise they make. He passed all his developmental milestones at the doc's with flying colors, and he's sleeping pretty well at night. We're all looking forward to lots of food and family next week with Thanksgiving.

2 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about the colic! I've heard horror stories about that and I pray that our next one doesn't have it...

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  2. I'm so glad to hear that there's a reason for the constant crying and hopefully an end in sight. Good luck!

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