Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Growing boy

Dave was able to get a day off work on Monday and we trucked out to the coast with the little Wolf for the day. It was so nice to get out of town and it was generally a success. We checked out the cheese factory, which neither Dave nor Thurston had been to. Dave seemed interested but Thurston thought it a bit of a bore until we settled down to eat lunch in the cafe and he became rather vocal. I ended up whipping the nursing cover out and giving the munchkin a good feed in front of about fifty seemingly shocked senior citizens while attempting to eat a boca burger with my left hand. We felt a little better when the wails of another screaming baby echoed throughout the cafe. Later we stopped at Oswald West and hiked out to the beach with Thurston cozy in the sling. We came back into town refreshed and rejuvenated from our excursion.

Thurston had a follow up appointment today to check on his Cephalhematoma, which is visibly almost 100% better. The NP said in retrospect that of the 20 years she has been working, Thurston's head swelling was up in the top five largest she'd ever seen! Even with the swelling down, his head circumference was up to about 15 1/4 inches, up from 13 3/4 at birth! He's also up to 9 lbs, 6 oz and 22 1/2 inches long. No wonder he's outgrown all his newborn clothes!

I was also a little concerned that Thurston may have a little acid reflux problem. I mentioned his increased fussiness as of late and other signs. He also spit up all over me while we were discussing this with her. The NP actually figures he has GERD, based upon his symptomology, which is a little more severe than general spit up problems. We're going to start him on a trial of medication to aid his stomach and see if it makes a difference.

And obligatory beach trip photos below...


Megan said...

Oswald West!!! My dad's college friends and all their kids have gone camping there every year since before I was born. Katie and I have such good memories of 20+ years of camping among the trees, listening as the sound of the ocean sung us to sleep at night. I'm so glad you're a fan as well!!

Anytime you're in Tualatin, call me! (503) 692-9051. You're welcome to a mommy date anytime. :)

Anonymous said...

A Sander/Miner Family Trip! Your first? I'm glad you had fun--good choice for a day with perfect weather! I was wondering...what is GERD?