Thursday, August 18, 2011

A parenting first

Today we had a parenting first—the trip to the doctor’s office for an overreaction.

For the past 2-3 weeks, Tiny Dancer has been sleeping through the night.  Like go to bed at 8 and wake up at 6 sleeping through the night.  It’s been glorious.  But this week, that wasn’t happening.  Last night he was up three times in the night, which hasn’t happened since he was 6-8 weeks old. 

He also didn’t poop yesterday.  Perhaps TMI, but this boy consistently has a BM 1-2 times a day since we switched to the Gentlease formula, and yesterday we had nothing.

He has been crazy fussy and needy this week—wanting to be held almost constantly, and crying when we put him down—both traits we haven’t seen since we switched him to the Gentlease formula.

This morning when he woke up, his left ear was cherry red and looked inflamed up the back of his ear.  So I called the pediatrician’s office and scheduled an appointment.

As it turns out, his ear is fine.  He has a bit of the cradle cap rash in his ear, and we can treat it easily.  And the tummy stuff is probably causing the fussiness and sleep problems….and is probably related to attempting to  gradually switch to a generic formula for approximately 12 hours on Monday.  That won’t be happening again.  And with the amount he ate through the night, he might be on a growth spurt (he weighed 15.5 lbs. at the doctor’s office today—HUGE).

So hopefully we can get the ear thing under control, and his stomach will start to normalize (he’s gone to the bathroom today twice), and we will get the sweet happy boy back.

As long as the other child whose name starts with O and rhymes with Chopped Liver doesn’t keep trying to lick him every chance he gets.  Seriously, for the first time ever Tiny Dancer is sleeping in his carseat and O-ChoppedLiver keeps trying to wake him up.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

O saying hey Mom my brother was gone for a while and I'm trying to say hello I missed you bro!