Saturday, August 20, 2011

7 weeks

I just can't believe how fast time is flying by. I have been meaning to write and I have been checking Shannon's blog everyday for news about her and Finn. That whole situation is absolutely terrifying to me and I think of them often. [Chase is awake and fussing. BRB.]

An hour later...

He has been a little stubborn about going to bed. He falls asleep after some weak fussing but then wakes up after 15-20 mins and starts seriously fussing and wanting to nurse, but he really just wants to suckle himself to sleep. He doesn't want to have anything to do with the pacifier anymore and prefers my nipple. I let him nurse one last time and then put him back to bed and he usually sleeps anywhere from 4-6 hours.

He is getting so big. We have his 8 week appointment next week and will get his stats then, but I think he's over 13 pounds (according to my scale) and I sure feel the weight. He's heavy! He has problems pooping and passing gas and spends a good part of the mornings grunting, straining and kicking his legs. I massage his stomach and bicycle his legs for him and he poops several diapers throughout the day, mostly in the late morning. He doesn't seem to be in any pain and often just sleeps through it but he does tend to get frustrated. I'm told this is just because his system is so new that it hasn't gotten the hang of things yet. He also has started to projectile vomit on occasion. He did it once when he was about 4 weeks old and then again a couple of nights ago and then again this afternoon. We're talking shooting about 3 oz of milk clear across the room exorcist style. It's probably because he keeps using my boob as a pacifier and ends up getting way more milk than he needs. He's definitely not losing any weight so I don't think it's anything to be concerned about, but I do plan on asking the pediatrician about it next week.

I think he is finally asleep for the night so I am going to hit the hay myself.