Garrett had a lot of firsts this week! He had his first cold which sent us to the doctor, who found his first ear infection, and while we were there we talked about his first taste of water and cereal. The cough isn’t anything serious but she did recommend a little bit of water to help break up the junk in his lungs. The ear infection was very minor but he did get antibiotics for 3 days just to take care of it and the doctor said that Garrett is big enough that cereal would probably be a good idea.
Garrett was not very happy about the water. He would drink a little and then spit the bottle out. Look at the bottle again, take a drink and then spit the bottle back out. Like the was expecting milk and then when he tasted it, he was like “What is this stuff? This is not milk!” We got the idea from one of the ladies Mike works with to try giving him the water on a spoon. Since he’s so young some babies have a hard time getting the hang of eating from a spoon. Not Garrett! He figured it out right away!
Since he was doing so well taking the water from the spoon we decided to try cereal. He loved it! The first day was pretty messy but he did a lot better after that! We haven’t had any real improvement on the sleep situation but we’re hoping once he gets feeling better that will help also.