He is SO happy when he is happy.
He likes to grip my thumb as I hold his arm firmly when I hold him tightly and pace.
He is still taking the bottle easily.
He nurses well, but sometimes nursing causes him discomfort--if he's got reflux at the moment or if he's gassy.
He still needs Zantac and Mylicon, but less Mylicon than last week. We tried to get rid of the former with devastating results.
He tries to have conversations with people--animated conversations--like with me, Bunny, and Bunny's best friend.
Tuesday we went to see the doctor because his foot swelled and turned red and his leg turned purple again. At the time he weighed 13 lbs even and they said it was either a circulation problem or a latent reaction to his supposed bug bite at Roxbury two weeks ago.
When sleeping on his tummy, he often lifts his head to reposition a couple of times which sometimes means his head bobs up and down and side to side a good bit for a few moments. I think he wishes he could sleep with his face straight down, but he always discovers that he can't and moves accordingly.
He wasn't as awful in the car ride to see my family as we'd anticipated. I sat in the back with him throughout the first part of the trip and my presence was calming at points, but if he was determined to be mad, there was nothing I could do about it so I went to the front and was able to comfort him almost as well from there. He cried for like 10 minute increments 4-6 times and slept for an hour or two at a time. He certainly wasn't happy to be in the car, but he sought sleep as an escape. On the ride home he slept for about 5 hours straight and then screamed for the last 45 minutes. Both trips (to and from) took 7 hours. Bunny's first trip there took 9, so we were delightfully surprised.
We feel he wasn't as fussy in the evenings as usual. He was easier to calm down.
He's started wearing his teething necklace. We'd like to think it's making a difference but it's hard to tell because there are so many other contributing factors. He wears it around his ankle under a sock rather than around his neck since he can't sit up yet.
But then she got the hang of it.