Monday, October 12, 2009

Goodbye to all that

We're not sure, but we think Max waved. At dinner tonight, Felix was waving and greeting each of us. When Felix yelled "HELLO MAX" and waved to him, Max lifted his arm and made a waving/flailing motion. Of course we tested him a couple more times. And we'll retest tomorrow. This corresponds with a couple of nights of Max not sleeping very well. Our hypotheses are: (1) developmental leap; (2) sugar (he tasted some icing on a cupcake, on the sly); (3) separation anxiety (he gets really irritated if we walk out of the room).

Max seems to be over his ear infection and has been pretty happy this past week. We are tweaking the nighttime feeds, reducing the amount by about 2 ounces (so now he gets about 16 ounces, or 480 ml, through the pump at night), and we're transitioning to all formula. The hope is that he will make it up in PO during the day. Next weight check: Monday 10/26. Maybe Max will be able to wave goodbye to the pump in the next couple of months.