Friday, April 10, 2009

Two Month Check-up

My big boy Gabriel just had his two month check-up yesterday. I can't believe he's only two months old. It feels like it's been a lot longer than that! But he is starting to even out in the percentages. His head was in the fifty percentile, height sixty percent, and his weight seventy five percent! My poor baby had to get his immunizations as well. He got two shots and one oral vaccination. We also have to give him some physical therapy since he favors his head towards the right side. Twice a day we have to hold his head over to the left at five seconds in a set of ten! He hates it! It's so sad, but such is life. The pediatrician gave us some hope that he should be over his colicky phase by June so hopefully only two more months. Due to the immunizations he's feeling a bit sick so we're pumping him up with infant Tylenol! He slept great last night, and I'm hoping the trend continues.

Another emotional thing for me is I have decided to wean of breast milk. He never took to the breast even after visiting a lactation specialist so I have been pumping the last two months to give him my milk. But physically it's been too hard to keep up since I've been pumping 6-8 times a day, including at night. So even my lactation nurse told me if he didn't end up breast feeding that it would be crazy to continue to pump for months on end to give him my milk. So logically and physically I understand why I need to do this, but emotionally it has been pretty hard. So wish us luck on the formula! The pediatrician told us to try some formula that helps with colic and to use it til he's over his colicky phase and then he should be able to go to regular, cheaper formula. But he said he has a ton of samples so when we run out to come get some more from him! So I'm hoping we won't need it longer than June!

And since he's been so colicky we avoid most public outings, but tomorrow his cousin is getting baptized and there will be a family get together, so wish us luck that he'll feel OK and have a good time!!!


  1. Glad to hear your baby is healthy! About the breastfeeding, don't get down on yourself that it didn't work out. I just finished reading a book called "Unbuttoned" and it was all about different women's experiences with breastfeeding - successful, unsuccessful, funny, frustrating, everything. It made me feel so much better that my extremely painful experience was totally normal, and that no matter what you chose on the breastfeeding front, you can still be an excellent mother. I recommend the book, especially to new moms! Good luck!

  2. That's a good check-up, sounds like he's growing well. And I so hope the colic is over by June, that's got to be tough on all of you. And like the other comment, just beat yourself up over breastfeeding. In the end, he'll still be just as healthy and strong and so will your bond! We made it to 6 months and it was a battle, she just wasn't patient waiting for the milk to let down and then just screamed alot while feeding. But I was never "emotionally" attached to it, so it was easy for me to say so long to the boobs for her. You've done your best, pumping is frigg'n hard work. Give yourself a good pat on the back and go on to happier times. And of course we'll come visit this summer!! :)

  3. I meant to say "don't" not "just" beat yourself up, sorry, Ava is letting me know she's ready to be up from her nap and I was trying to hurry!


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