My sister pointed out that he is holding up 2 fingers - so advanced!
Another outfit option
Weight: 10 pounds 3.5 ounces (25th percentile)
Height: 21.75 inches (25th percentile)
Head: 25th percentile
...he's pretty consistent
I started this post well before November 21st, but a terrible cold ripped through our house requiring a lot of holding, cuddling, back rubs, vapor rub, humidifiers, Kleenex, running noses and a momma who had to dig deep to take care of two little sick ones while also being sick...so the blog had to wait...
Things for Liam have been interesting this last month...
Liam started sleeping 5-6 hour stretches right around 5 weeks - yay! and then right around 6 weeks he started vomiting...a lot.
I had suspected he had reflux, but was trying to hold out on meds (no idea why). There was screaming and back-arching involved, so I was certain it was reflux and got a prescription. It worked for about 2 days and then he started vomiting even more.
But in the meantime I had developed thrush, and so he was also being treated for thrush with a topical that I applied on the inside of his mouth (even though, at that time, he wasn't showing any symptoms). When he started vomiting more, I looked at the side effects of the thrush medication and nausea, vomiting and diarrhea were listed. So, I decided to stop giving it to him, until we had his reflux under control.
I called the pedi again and asked if he could be put on Prilosec (what Lily is on) for reflux, so we got him that. In the meantime he developed what I thought was a diaper rash and I was using Triple Paste to treat it (Lily never had a diaper rash, so I didn't even know what one looked like). Again, the Prilosec worked for about 2 days and then he was vomiting even more.
The week before Thanksgiving was horrible and he was screaming a lot and started waking up in the night again. Then he started refusing to eat and projectile vomiting while he was nursing. People kept saying he was "just colicky", but I wasn't buying it.
The Friday before Thanksgiving, I changed his diaper and there was blood in his urine. I called the pediatrician and they looked at his rash and confirmed that it was a yeast infection (poor guy must have been in a ton of pain), and prescribed a cream to use on it. Almost instantly that night Liam was smiling and talking tons and I felt so bad that he had been in so much pain and discomfort for so long. They also attached a bag to his private and we stayed at the office until he had a potty, because they thought he might have a UTI. When he peed he started screaming...poor thing. We got the results back the Monday before Thanksgiving and Liam does in fact have a UTI, and they can cause vomiting (and complete and total pain and discomfort). So, we have started him on antibiotics, which he will be done with this Thursday. This poor little guy has been through the ringer this month. Unfortunately the vomiting hasn't stopped, so we have an appointment next week with Dr. Rivera, who also sees Lily, and is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist.
Needless to say our house took a beating as well, let's just say it was....ummm....MESSY.
We've dug ourselves out of used tissues and finally put away all that laundry and I am happy to report that Liam is smiling tons and talking tons and has way more control of his head, though, admittedly I haven't been doing much tummy-time between all the screaming, puke and also trying to take care of Lily. He is now sleeping 9-10 hours a night (thank you Miracle Blanket), and his eyelashes are coming in dark, long and curl at the ends - so cute! And he has grown back almost all the hair he lost last month and it is dark and so are his little eyebrows. He is breastfeeding like a champ and we got through all our issues, I'm glad we stuck with it and made it over the hurdle. He is taking everything like a little trooper, and is still smiling and talking, even though I know he was very sick. Hopefully he is on the mend now! He has lots of personality for only being 2 months old...
I will leave you with a little smiley video of Liam!
Liam in the yellow monkey sleeper
Lily in the yellow monkey sleeper
This was Mason's sleeper, so there is also a picture of him in it too - cute!