Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Half Birthday, Owen!

sweet Owen at 6 months

Yesterday our sweet Owen turned six months old! Where has the time gone!

By his smile above, you'd never know the poor buddy had a rough go of it in his first few months. Month one he was a typical newborn - eat, sleep, repeat. But around 4-5 weeks our little guy started not wanting to eat ... he started showing signs of reflux and possibly a milk allergy of some sort. He spit up everything. He screamed and cried every time he ate, and mostly refused to eat unless he was almost asleep. He lost weight and even ended up at Children's. We saw specialists and had more doctor's appointments than I want to remember. It was horrible and I cried almost every day. Lila had been such a healthy baby, it was so unexpected. Health is definitely  not something to take for granted!

But! After trying EVERYTHING including diet changes, medications and doing tons of Internet research, we tried an organic formula on a whim to see if it did anything. We immediately saw major signs of improvement. We still aren't quite sure what the issue was, but he is now a happy, healthy little boy who is always smiling and loves to be entertained by Lila's antics. 

He drools like none other, goes through bib after bib each day, loves to "eat" everything and put everything in his mouth. No teeth yet, but I think one might pop up soon!

He's also sleeping great now! He has consistent naps, goes to bed around 8:30 and is up for the day around 7:30. Sometimes he wakes up once a night to eat. Sometimes not. 

He also loves FRUIT! Apples and pears are his favorite. Sweet potatoes and carrots are NOT (dry heaving and bright red face!!)

He's such a sweet boy and we love him so much!!!

Happy half birthday to our handsome boy! 

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