Callum update: 3 months old

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I can’t decide whether the weeks are going by quickly, or the monotony of being at home is dragging on, but it seems appropriate to say that Callum is already three months old.


In some respects, he is so much like Oliver was, but then there are some notable differences. I always felt that Oliver preferred the bottle; Callum definitely prefers to be breastfed, and will sometimes even gag on his bottle. The reflux issue continues; I’m changing back to normal formula for supplementing as the more expensive thickened stuff wasn’t really making much of a difference, and he’s going to have an x-ray at a hospital on the 29th.

He doesn’t like to stand up, which Oliver always did. We’ve got a Jolly Jumper ready for him, but I don’t think he’s really going to be that interested. Going back and reading my archives, I realize that Oliver was already laughing. Callum will coo and smile, but I wouldn’t say he’s laughed yet. He’s started rolling onto one side, and he’s always been sturdy with his head. Being massive helps.

I was bad and didn’t wait until six months to wean Oliver. I think we started at around 16 weeks. But he was ready, never had any rejection! I am pretty sure I am not going to be waiting again. When a baby has reflux, it can help to have solid food in the tummy, and as he’s so big, it doesn’t surprise me that he’s already watching us eat and chewing on his hands.

Oliver was also sleeping better than Callum at this point, but Oliver didn’t have nasty viruses and reflux to deal with. Callum is doing pretty well at sleeping, considering. He definitely knows the difference between night and day, and is starting to go for at least one stretch of 5 or 6 hours at a time. I think we’re moving in the right direction.

Callum is sick again, we’re all sick, but of course it seems more acute in a little one. He’s back on his inhaler, which he hates so much, and he’s snuffly and wheezy. Poor thing.

But at least he’s pretty cute.


2 Responses to “Callum update: 3 months old”

  1. Nemma Says:

    Sorry to be nosy, but my youngest had relux when he was younger.
    Over here we have something called gaviscon infant that you add to thier food. Basically it sits in thier tummy and stops the food being thrown back up. You have to give it them every feed though to keep it in thier system but we found it godsend! Its completely harmless too as their body apparently doesnt actually absorb it. I also used to raise one end of his cot slightly so that he wasnt lay completely flat, this used to help quite a bit to be honest. Luke is under the consultant at our local hospiital and is now 21 months old and doing really well. He’s not been sick since he started sitting and moving around more (Probably about 8 months old or so)
    Just wanted to recommend the gaviscon to you as an alternative…..

  2. EWiller Says:

    Thanks! I have actually been wondering why my doctor didn’t just prescribe this from the beginning – my relatives in England who are in the medical profession assumed that he should have had the gaviscon from the beginning. Instead it’s been 2 months of waiting for an x-ray, which we finally had, and just using the thickened formula, which didn’t really work (and as I’m combination feeding, it’s not like it thickened the breast milk anyway!).

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