Ollie Letter 0.4

Dear Ollie-Bear
You are four months old today! I am sorry to report that you have been sick for ALL of your third month of life. Because of this, your well visit isn’t for another week, but I will endeavor to add your official height and weight to the end of this letter once I get it. At your last appointment you weighed in at 17lbs! You mostly just have a stuffy nose, but you also have had a cough, wheezing, an Ear infection, and a really bad junky sound to your breathing. You were diagnosed with Bronchiolitis, which is a side effect from a bad cold, such as RSV. We did get you weaned off the Phenobarbital, and for about one week, you were on no medication at all. Then the ear infection sprung up, so we put you on Amoxicillin. Following that, you decided not to eat one day, and doctor decided you might have mild reflux, so they put you on baby Zantac. Also, you are getting breathing treatments for your Bronchiolitis of Albuterol. Despite your illness, you are mostly a happy baby!

You love to be talked to, especially when someone drops everything and focus fully on talking to you. Then your eyes light up, you grin doubles in size, and you begin cooing and telling us all about your day. You can reliably roll to your sides, but still haven’t had any luck flipping onto your tummy. I admit I haven’t been giving you tummy time very much this month, because it seems to make your nose worse, and I can’t stand to do that too you.

In the past week or two we’ve changed up your food, and you now are eating a mix of formula, frozen breast milk, and fresh breast milk. There won’t be any fresh breast milk soon, and then you will be on formula and frozen milk for a while. You decide you didn’t like the Enfamil Gentle Ease stuff you were on and started refusing the bottle, so as of the last two days you’ve been on regular Similac milk based formula with no issues. Most of your milk is still breast milk though, so don’t worry too much! You are not showing signs of being ready for solids yet, so I suspect those are another month or two away. You still have a very strong tongue thrust reflex, which I see every time I have to give you medicine.

We have been working on getting you to sit up unassisted. It’s one of your favorite games. Currently you can only do it for a few seconds, but I know you are improving quickly. Your schedule is much the same as it was at your three month letter. I also am confident that your brain is working just fine, despite those early weeks in ICU. We can see it in your eyes and the way you interact with the world around you. You are adorable and we love you!

Love Always,
Mama

Awake and in his bouncer
Awake and in his bouncer
Feb 2010
on the counter
on the counter
Feb 2010
Asleep in his bouncer
Asleep in his bouncer
Feb 2010
Totally out of it
Totally out of it
Feb 2010
Picture A
Picture A
Feb 2010
Picture B
Picture B
Feb 2010
Picture C
Picture C
Feb 2010
Picture D
Picture D
Feb 2010

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