Welcome to the Reid Family Blog!

We are going to be using this site mainly to keep you updated on Mitchell as he grows! We will also give other info about what's going on in the Reid household. This is an easy way for you to keep up with our daily and weekly events as well as watch Mitchell change and grow!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's been two weeks...

Well, it's been two weeks since Mitchell has started on Nutramigen AA and so far, it seems to be working. We are noticing less fussiness and upset stomach and he seems to be fairly happy most of the time. He still has his occasional colicky nights, but at this point it seems to be much better than before. Even though his special order formula is expensive and difficult to obtain quickly, we are ok with it as long as we have a happy baby!

On another note, our household is undergoing another change as I have taken on a new job. I will now be working at Sharpe Elementary as the 3rd-5th grade resource teacher. I am very excited about my new opportunity as well as the fact that I will be less than two minutes from Mitchell's babysitter. Please keep us all in your prayers as we continue to adjust to all of the new changes each day!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Emma loves her cousin!

Emma is always so happy to see Mitchell! She always wants him to have a bottle and loves to help Gran take care of him. Although she can't exactly pronounce his name correctly (it comes out "itchell"), she still shows him how much she cares about him by showering him with kisses and attention!!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ok, so maybe we spoke too soon...

So once again, it's back to the drawing board for the formula. We are now moving on to Nutramigen AA which is supposed to be completly free of any and all milk and/or soy proteins. We have noticed that when switching to different formulas, Mitchell will do great for about a week or so and then an allergic reaction starts to form again and of course, with each formula he's reacted in different ways. We are hoping this is our final switch, because we honestly don't know where to go from here. So, we'll have to keep you posted on how this formula works, although we'll be hesitant now to say for at least two weeks how he is truly responding to this. We tell ourselves many times that we are lucky that he is very healthy other than these allergies, but it is still hard to see our baby boy hurting so much. Please say a little prayer for Mitchell and his new formula!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Mitchell is the poster child for Nutramigen!

As many of you know, it has been a struggle to figure out which formula would work best for Mitchell. As of a week, he has been on Nutramigen and it has been amazing! He is very peaceful now when he sleeps and entertains us with his smiles and coos when he's awake. His Gran, Granddaddy, and MawMaw have all commented on what a different baby he is now. We are so relieved that he is finally able to enjoy being here!!!


This was Mitchell's first visit with his new friends! Will Zuber and Evylee & Kenzlee Terry are going to be Mitchell's buddies...when he's old enough to sit up and play!

The Bumbo Seat!

The Bumbo Seat!
We have discovered that Mitchell loves sitting up and seeing the world from a "big boy" point of view. His new Bumbo seat has quickly become one of his favorite things to do. He loves watching and listening to us talk to him while he's sitting up just like us!

Mitchell's in deep thought about something...