Prior to the appointment, I worked on trying to get Derek's congestion under control. And I thought I had. I locked us in the smallest bathroom with a hot shower and vapor steam running. I also put breast milk up his nose. When we came out of the bathroom his nasal congestion was practically gone. He was finally able to eat for more than 5 minutes! Yay!
Then we went to the appointment. Derek now weigh 14.5 lbs! That is double his birth weight!!! He is also 24 inches long. Yay!!
I'm also going to add in here, I LOVE my pedi. He does his preaching but then he listens to your side as well. And even though he is a an older gentleman, with old school style, he stays up to date. His main motto is "if it ain't broke don't fix it." Lol
So in regards to DS tongue tie (which is kinda minor) he wants to hold off clipping, because I'm not having any issues nursing. He said he could outgrow it, but we will see.
He also believes in baby led solids, even though he didn't call it that. He just said the longer you wait to introduce solids the better. He talked about open gut (yay!) and went back to the "if it ain't broke don't fix it." So pretty much if breast milk is keeping him full and happy why give him anything else?
Interesting enough he also made a comment that he didn't think he would have trouble convincing me not to start solids early. He said that usually his breastfeeding moms delay solids. Didn't someone post an article about that?
Then we discussed vitamin supplements. His stance on vitamin d is that even some adults have deficiencies. I argued that people in general don't spend enough time outdoors. I told him that we go outside daily, even if it is just to check the mail or take a short walk and we spend time in our sunroom. So we just agreed to monitor it.
We also discussed my 15 month old behavior and speech problems. My pedi wants to keep monitoring him and possibly have him evaluated after the next appointment.
All good there!'
Then we went to the park, my oldest's (almost 4 year old) favorite park. We don't get to go to it that much because it is kinda far away. My oldest DS did so great yesterday and was such a big helper. I wanted him to have extra time at the park. But of course my one year old wouldn't have it. He was well.... Difficult at the park.
He kept throwing dirt at people and would laugh when I would try to get him to stop, and the throw dirt at me. I removed him from the playground and he would throw a fit. I tried distracting him by getting him to throw a ball instead, and he still insisted on throwing dirt. I ended up putting him in his stroller and not letting him play anymore. I really just wanted to leave because he was acting so bad, but that wouldn't have been fair my oldest. And I just felt so bad as Michael sat in his stroller and screamed. He even tried to reach down and throw dirt from his stroller!!
Then we got home.
After going most of the day with no congestion, Derek was congested again. I suctioned, put saline and breast milk up his nose, ran the humidifier. I was doing everything. The poor baby wasn't breathing well and didn't want to eat. I ended up spending an hour in the bathroom with him at 2am this morning, and he sneezed out quarter size boogers. Poor baby.
I think it was 4am before I finally got to sleep.
And of course my older kids were up with the sun.