Friday, July 24, 2009

Weight Check

We had our 4 month check-up yesterday (a few days early). Greyson weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and I wasn’t shocked. Gaining one pound in a week definitely seems possible when you are eating every 2 hours. Furthermore, he acts hungry constantly, which is a good thing at this point. I spoke with our pediatrician about my concern with fortifying my breast milk. This fortified formula is giving him horrible gas! Now, I can handle the gas but it is clearly uncomfortable for Greyson. He has a terrible look on his face and you can feel his gas pains- and gas pain is the worst. I’d like to stop the fortifying but I’ve been instructed that it is still important right now. So, I’ve tried gas drops and haven’t seen any improvements in his disposition. If anyone has further suggestions- I’ll take them. Sadly, we also had our 4 month shots yesterday. Ouch! Talk about heart wrenching that experience was awful. Matthew will be taking him for the 6 month shots.

Sorry but I had to post a few pics of our grumpy little pumpkin. These are the faces that I see at 2 and 3am!!


Rick & Diana said...

Several of our grandchildren had tummy issues (gassy, colic, etc.) They seemed to get relief if we held them high on our shoulder with their belly (between the ribcage and pelvis) resting/balancing at the highest part of our shoulder, all the while patting on the bottom. I don't know if it get the gas moving so it can exit, but it seemed to help. Rick swears that our oldest daughter Michele cried from the minute she was born until she was 2!

wehdostables said...

We had the same problems but ours was accompanied by projectile vomit. The gas drops didn't help so we used Gripe Water. It was awesome. All natural and we just added 5cc to every bottle until it settled down. You can get it at Walgreens. I really think that is what made the difference for our baby. We tried prevacid and tagament but it didn't help.

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