Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Matthew Update at GI

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to give a quick update as Matthew saw a GI specialist in Greensboro yesterday (about an hour and 40 min drive which he did great with). The doctor told us to keep an open mind as this might not be reflux and might just be a behavoral issue. But since reflux is hard to prove, he is putting him on an additional medication to see if it will help. This one is aimed at helping the stomach empty quicker so there won't be as much "stuff" to come back up and also helps tighten the muscle at the top of the stomach so "stuff" is not as likely to come back up either. We are going to start the medication tomorrow (as there can be some side effects and we want him home with us when he first starts it so we can watch him). It could take up to 2 weeks to work, but the doctor thinks that if it will help him we should know in about 5-7 days. So hopefully by this time next week, we will know if the medication helps the poor little one. We question a behavoral issue because when he is alseep on us, he thrashes a lot. We would think that if it was a behavoral issue he would not do that in his sleep. But we are not docs, so we will just have to wait and see what happens.

I am off again tomorrow so I hope to be able to post some new pictures to the web site. For now,

Reed, Sue, Matthew and Thomas

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Matthew Update

So Matthew went to see an ENT yesterday and his ears are perfect. The ENT believes that his sleeping issues are 100% reflux and that he probably needs the surgery. So they are going to send us to a GI specialist hopefully soon. We will keep everyone posted.

In the meantime, I am posting some pics from the weekend below (in some Matthew is wearing a black outfit and Thomas an orange shirt and in others Matthew is in the green and brown stripped outfit and Thomas is in the blue stripped outfit).....

Friday, November 7, 2008

What a great Weekend

Ok--I can't resist--I gotta post more pictures--see below.

The boys started eating veggies last weekend (the 1st of November). They started with Sweet Potatoes and seemed to really like it. It is so amazing how big they are both getting, Thomas will probably outgrow his bouncy seat and car seat by length before poundage -- but you never know!

They love to spend time in the jumperoo and both have this little dance they do in it going back and forth. Thomas loves his rattle from Grandma Mimi and even fell asleep holding onto it.

Matthew loves to stick his tongue out now (wonder where he got that from?? ha ha) and Thomas loves to laugh out loud at everything and anything. They certainly have their own personalities now.

We can't wait for the Holidays to arrive so they can see family again. Grandma Lilli and Aunt Lisa are coming for Thanksgiving and then we are going to the Northeast for Christmas with stops in CT and ME. They will see LOTS of family then and we cannot wait!!!!

We love and miss everyone.

Reed, Sue, Matthew and Thomas

Pictures of Matthew

Matthew had a great weekend too eating veggies for the first time, playing in the jumperoo and he definately has a Bernier trait--sticking his tongue out:

Pictures of Thomas

Thomas really had a great weekend with eating veggies for the first time, laughing with us in his bouncy seat and playing in his jumperoo and would not let go of his favorite rattle even when asleep....take a look

Follow up Dr. Appt

Matthew had a follow up doctor's appointment this week for the Upper GI and the doctor says he cannot see anything medically wrong. His growth is great--he weighed in at 15 pounds 13.5 ounces and his exam was great. The doctor thinks that it might just be his personality that he does not want to sleep in his crib. So we are going to see what happens between now and his 6 month check up on December 1st and then go from there. So we will keep you posted.

Reed, Sue, Matthew and Thomas

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Matthew Does It!!!

Last night, Halloween, Oct 31st, Matthew slept through the night for the very 1st time and he slept IN his crib all night. I don't know if it was a one time event, but we hope not and are keeping our fingers crossed for tonight. Of course I laid Matthew on his back in his crib and he immediately rolled to his stomach and slept like that all night so I stayed awake a good part of the night checking in on him since it was the first time sleeping on his stomach

Of course, Thomas did not sleep through the night at all last night making it a rough night. But those are rare for him and we hope tonight is a better one for him.

We will keep you posted on Matthew's sleeping progress.

Reed, Sue, Matthew and Thomas