Friday, July 17, 2009

2 months . . . kind of

Briz is 11 weeks, so not exactly 2 months. I sort of forgot that her 2 month appointment was an important event I needed to document, because she goes into the doctor quite a bit. It's been about once a week. But she did go in for her 2 month check up around 9 weeks, and these were her "2 month stats:"

Weight: 10 lbs. 3 oz. - 25%ile
Head - I don't remember the exact number, but it was the 50%ile
Height - 22 1/2 in. - 50% ile

She is still not the biggest. I never expected my baby to be in the 50%ile or below!!! Whose kid is this anyways? But at least she's healthy and growing well. At her 2 week appointment, she was 25%ile for pretty much everything, so she's on track and getting tallER. That's what is most important!

She handled her 2 month shots wonderfully. She cried more when we got her naked than she did when they poked her. She got pretty tough from having her heel poked a bazillion times after she was born. And she's already been through quite a bit, poor little girl.

Yesterday, we went into the doctor (again), and she is now 10 lbs. 15 oz. (don't know the %ile, sorry). So she's gaining weight right on schedule, but the sad news is all her tummy issues. She didn't go to the bathroom for 4 1/2 days, which I'm told can be normal. Except she acted like she was in a lot of pain for that whole time. I ended up giving her a suppository to help her. Her acid reflux seems to be getting worse: she drenches about 2 cloth diapers every time she eats and is very very sad for most of it. All of this is happening while she is pretty much on the most heavy duty medication she can be on. She had an ultrasound yesterday, which she did really good for most of, to determine if she had something else wrong with her stomach. Luckily, everything looks normal. It can be extremely frustrating trying to find answers with doctors. And I'm convinced they know nothing more than I can google. And then their answer is to shove another medication in your face rather than actually figure out the problem. I've tried a few things on my own, like going off dairy for about 2 1/2 weeks so far. I think I may try wheat next. But its definitely discouraging. I just love little Briz so much and think she's such a good baby, but I wish she didn't have to be in pain as often as she is.


Kelly Munns said...

they put isaac on acid reflux meds when he was really young. they seemed to help with his spitting up, but didn't fix it completely. i also went off dairy, but for 9 months. it takes a few weeks for all of the stuff to get out of your system so keep doing the non-dairy thing. i noticed it made a little difference. anything was worth a little! keep trying things and give it the time it needs to take affect (effect? i never know). you're a good mom for caring so much. lots of people would just go to expensive formulas instead. (dont worry, it crossed my mind, but i'm too stubborn)

Nick and Lexie said...

She's been on her current medication for about 5 weeks, so its been quite a while, and I think I will try the no dairy thing for another few weeks.

Amander said...

Poor baby Briz. I hope she gets feeling better soon!

Evie Wonder said...

Poor Brizzy! I know it can be frustrating when doctors don't seem to know a whole lot. "Here, let's prescribe another med, so I can go see my next patient."

Papworth's said...

Sad:( Poor little thing! So sorry to hear that her little tummy isn't doing so well. Keep us posted! It is so heart breaking to see them hurting. I hope all will get figured out and that maybe she can go out of this, and soon! I think you're a wise mom to try the food diets, sometimes that's what it is. Their little tummy just can't handle certain things. Well, it was so great to see you guys and hope to see you again soon!We'll have to fun an all play trip and not just work! Give Briz kisses for us, she's so cute!!!!