My photo
This is a blog about our life. I started the blog because we lived overseas for my husbands job. That meant it was hard to keep family, back in The States, in the loop about what we were up to. It also became a great way to share my sons birth story with everyone who we wish could have been there. I slowly got busy with life & stopped blogging. Here we are in 2014, living back in the good ol' USA & as we make life changes I find this to be a great way to share my thoughts and save them for my son to look back on someday.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Big Baby

Just an update on all things Chango. Last week, Friday ish, Chango started spitting up a lot. and I mean a lot. Literally everything he ate. Not only was it a lot but he went from almost no spit up at all to that. So we watched it through the weekend and it didn't get any better. He was also getting more fussy. So Monday am, I called the nurse advice line that is provided by our insurance. Not exactly what I expected. She pretty much input that I said into the computer and told me what it said. Yeah I have access to WebMd too. I was a little annoyed. Especially because she kept asking what I was asking. Luckily her little computer told her that I needed to have Chango seen within 8hrs. Not luckily because something was wrong but luckily because getting an appointment on base is a nightmare. She called to make the appointment for me. Within 30min they called me back to schedule his appointment that day. So we got ready, met The Mr at the gate and headed to the doctors. First things first, they weighed him. 12lbs 8oz. WHOA, big baby. He went from being in 30ish percentile at birth to being in the 93% at 8 weeks. The doctor said most babies double their weight somewhere between 4-6 months. Well he is almost there already.
So The Dr comes in and we explain everything, he asks questions. Basically, Chango could have a touch of reflux but he doesn't have the symptoms of it being severe enough to treat even if he does have it. Mainly, his weight is fine so no worries with that. I asked about a milk allergy since I am allergic to milk and as a baby couldn't even tolerate soy formula. The Dr said it was possible, however, without a visible rash we can't tell for sure at this point so it's something we will watch for and again watch his weight. The Dr then told us he thinks Chango eats too much, or extra, because of his gas. This I knew, we see it when his tummy hurts, he wants to eat more, which just makes it worse. The Dr said we could try changing formulas but didn't really recommend it because he doubts that is the issue and probably won't help. He said to try reducing how much he eats to try and help the spit up. He said it would probably get worse before it gets better. Of course he didn't spit up much while The Dr was in there but as soon as The Mr was putting him back in his car-seat he spit up a bunch, SMH. The major thing the Dr said was to watch his weight. As long as his weight was fine we dont really need to worry.
So we immediately took him back down to 3oz instead of 4. Its not easy. He eats every 3 hrs during the day. Well 3oz isn't keeping him full for those 3hrs. So we deal with a fussy baby sometimes if he is hungry before the 3 hrs is up. Yesterday, he did not spit up at all and very little spit up today. As soon as, or if we can get the spit up under control we will go back to 4 oz. We go back to the Dr in 2 weeks for his 2 month well baby checkup. At that point we will re-evaluate, check his weight etc

No comments:

Post a Comment