Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Getting by

Our little fellow (pictured here in a hip CBGB t-shirt that we were given) went to the pediatrician and is gaining weight. Thank goodness. It would have been nice if he'd kicked ass on the weight gain (like gaining way more than needed) so I could feel good about cutting back, but he was hitting just over an ounce per day. That's good, but kind of just over the cutoff. So the pediatrician told me I could space out his feedings more during the day OR lower the supplementation. I think I might do a bit of the former, but my inclination is to keep feeding a lot to keep his weight up and make me feel that we are on a legitimate trajectory upward. We go back on Saturday for another weight check.

His diaper rash is still pretty bad, but we might not be able to do much about that for a while since he shits 20 times a day and apparently that hurts little baby bottoms. Eventually, he will slow down on that front, it seems.


Hopeful Mother said...

Thanks for posting the pic! He is so cute!

Good news on the weight gain. Unfortunate side effect is his rash, but eventually it will get better, I'm sure.

My Reality said...

He is so adorable!

statia said...

I don't know if this will help at all, but a friend of mine turned me onto California Baby products. They make like a witch hazel butt spray that's all natural. We love it. Here I can find it at Target and Whole Foods. I don't know if they're at Target's nationwide yet, but you should be able to find it at Whole foods. The mini loves the spray on his bottom since it's nice and cool.

Poor kid. Diaper rash can't be any fun.

Jane said...

Gosh, he really is cute. And hip!

I hope the diaper rash clears up soon, and the pooping slows down.

An ounce a day is great -- you should be proud. You're working so hard! Brava!