Last week, Micah seemed congested to me. He wasn't really snotty but he was very rattly. As the day progressed on Wednesday, he got better. Then, he woke up again Thursday the same way. With Jonah's history of ear infections, I decided I needed to take him in to see the doctor. Jonah never acted sick so we never knew he had an ear infection until his ear drum ruptured. We learned that if he was congested, an ear infection was on the way and we were usually right. Since Micah wasn't the least bit fussy, I wondered if the same was true for him. We saw the doctor Thursday morning but he was fine. His ears looked great!
The doctor was amazed with his weight gain and asked about his eating habits. After I filled him in, he said, "why don't you give that boy some rice cereal at bedtime?" He thinks Micah needs some extra nourishment to get him through the night since he wakes up starving! Everyone seems to think rice cereal is what helps a baby sleep through the night but Micah has slept worse since he started it. Before the cereal, he was giving us 8-11 hour stretches each night. Since the cereal, he is only sleeping in 4-7 hour stretches. Oh well, I'll take that too!
We tried the cereal with him the first time last Thursday night. That kid lapped it up. He grinned after each bite. I could not get it in his mouth fast enough. Dude likes to eat!
Dan took a little video of him trying the rice cereal the first time. He really, really liked it! And, just so you know, the little porker weighed in at 14 pounds and 8 ounces. That was at 12 weeks old. Jonah barely weighed that at 4 months! That is why we keep telling Micah that he has a choice to make--he can either slow down on the eating or go to college. We can't fund both! :-)