I can't believe one month has already come and gone. It has been a crazy month to say the least. I cannot imagine a time when Canaan was not part of our lives.
We celebrated Matthew's first Father's Day. My parents came up to visit which was fun. And Matthew got a new grill. We haven't used it much yet as we have had many rainy afternoons/evenings. But Matthew looks forward to breaking it in over the summer. I didn't get a picture of Matthew on Father's Day.
Over a week ago, our pediatrician started Canaan on some medicine for acid reflux. I hate that we are already giving her medicine, but she has not been a happy baby. There are times each day when she is screaming in pain. This is obviously not fun for anyone. We are trying to get in to see a specialist because the medicine is not solving the problems, but so far the earliest we can see a specialist is at the end of July. We are praying something will open up before then so someone can figure out the problem and make our baby more comfortable. Until then, there is little time for posting pictures (or taking them for that matter).
We took her to Target last week for 1 month pictures. Our appointment was for an hour. The photographer got a total of 6 pictures before Canaan just lost it. I thought they turned out cute, but I am biased of course. In the first picture, I think she looks like Elmer Fudd. Isn't she a cutie? We chose to purchase the second picture. I found some great coupons online and was able to get a really inexpensive package. Matthew liked this picture since it was the only one that showed her chin. Maybe her 2 month pictures will go more smoothly.
Other than her discomfort, things have been going well I guess. It is nice to be the person that is able to calm her when it is time to eat as I am the only one feeding her at this point. We are trying to introduce a bottle so that Matthew can feed her and I can get out of the house. So far that has not gone over well. We are going to keep trying. She has to take one eventually so that I can go back to work.
In her first 4 weeks, Canaan gained 2 pounds and 3 1/2 ounces. In that way her acid reflux (if that is what it is) has not been too bad. She is continuing to gain weight which is very good. Since we see her every day, it is hard to notice all the little changes, but it is obvious that she is getting bigger.
With Canaan being so fussy, I haven't taken many pictures. It seems the only time I think about it is when she is asleep. We are lucky these days to get a shower in before noon so taking pictures has fallen by the wayside. Here's to better days ahead!