Thursday, October 18, 2012

Knox {2 month update}


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Late on my update again...I've got to get better at this :)  This little guys is actually 11 weeks old now!

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We have such an awesome little guy here!  I keep trying to remember every little detail since he's our last baby.  I love his chubbiness.  And the way that he has started to grab onto my shirt collar or hair when he's nursing or falling asleep.  It's as if he's saying, I don't want to let go, mom.  He is such a blessing in our family.  He helps balance us out a bit.

Holy Sleeper, Batman!
Not trying to brag or anything, but I was so blessed with an amazing sleeper this time.  We average 6-7 hours at night, but we've had stretches as long as 8-9 hours!  I almost feel guilty about how easy we have it.  Almost.  But after 1 horrible sleeper and 2 kids that regularly wake me up at night, I deserve an easy baby, right?

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GERD...
I spoke too soon last month when I said that his reflux didn't bother him.  He started out fussing a little bit with his reflux episodes to screaming almost every time he spits.  He also has occasional episodes of vomiting.  Like major spewing multiple times in a row.  It's pitiful.  

We started him on Axid {kinda like Zantac} and it didn't help at all.  I went to my pediatrician for our 2 month check-up and saw a resident instead of our regular doc.  He suggested that we are overfeeding Knox and that we feed more frequent {implying less volume each time} and try the Axid mid-day versus morning and night.  

I honestly struggled with this advice.  I know it's controversial, but I don't believe that breastfed babies will overeat. We feed every 3-3 1/2 hours and our sessions run about 10 minutes now.  Yes, my baby is big, but he's very proportional.  I don't think he's getting too much or eating too much.  Breastfeeding is nature's way and I feel like he will only get what he needs.

After another week, I called and requested a different medicine - Prevacid.  Gray had to take Prevacid for 10 months and is on it again now.  And we are trying that now.  Prayers for some relief.

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Stats
My big guy was 24 inches (86th percentile) and 14 lbs 2 oz (90th percentile).  Yep, he's the size of a 4-5 month old.  He's in 3-6 and 6 month clothes and quickly growing out of them!

Oh so smiley!
His smile just melts my heart.  It lights his whole face up.  And he's really started cooing and talking to me when I talk to him.  I love the interaction!  When he's not having reflux issues, he is just the happiest baby!!

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