April 16, 2008

Sleepy Sleepy!

We bought Bauer a little blow-up bed for this trip. It's made to where the baby can't roll out. We tried it out once at home and Bauer was not impressed. But unless we wanted Adam rolling over him at night and nobody getting any sleep this was our only option. We put him down about 9:30 p.m. and , praise the Lord, he didn't wake up until 6:00 a.m. !!!! It may not be sealy posturpedic, but it will work!! I'm sure the codeine had a little something to do with that too. :) Whatever the reason........................WE GOT SOME SLEEP!! Here is the website for the bed: OneStepAhead.

The home-care sheet we received at the hospital said we could let him have stage 1 foods by today. So we pulled out some bananas and added some formula to make it really thin. He ate the entire box!!! YEAH!!! I think the 'ol appetite is slowly kicking back into gear. We have to be really careful putting the spoon into his mouth especially since we don't have a high-chair. I can just see Bauer moving his body real fast and me sticking the spoon right up into his palate. If that happened I'd just go ahead and check us both back into the hospital. :) One bed for Bauer, one bed for mommy.

Make sure you rinse out the mouth after eating. You are suppose to squirt water into the baby's mouth with a special curved syringe after every meal for the first 4 weeks. It keeps the food from getting stuck together on his stitches or any holes that might be there. Last thing you want is infection. I've almost decided to put that word on the same level as curse words. ha!

The syringe is kind of tricky. It's very pointy so we cut off a little bit of the end. He absolutely hates it when we do this, but it has to be done. Just be SUPER CAREFUL!!! In fact, if he's real squirmy we will just give him some water from his sippy or a spoon.

He's also playing on the floor more and more, but we've noticed he still gets tired pretty easy. I have to keep reminding myself that his little body is still in the early stages of recovery. Even as great as he is doing he still needs time to work up to his normal energy level.

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