As you may be aware, Cian is not gaining as much weight as he should be. At 1 month he was 10.42%, at 2 months 2.93%. At our 2 month visit, he was given a reflux medicine and I was told to bring him back for a weight check in 2-4 weeks. Last week I changed his appointment to 2 weeks later as he was still spitting up a lot. At his weight check appointment, he was at 9 pounds 1.5 ounces (he gained 6 ounces), but his weight percentile was down to 1.67%. His doctor put him on a reflux medicine that is a step up from the one he was on. He also has an ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow to make sure there is nothing wrong with the muscle that opens and closes the stomach.
If you remember, at his 2 month appointment, the doctor wanted me to feed him whenever he wanted to eat. Well, I think Cian heard what she said because that next day I was feeding him almost every hour. Then last Friday, I decided to actually record the times of feeding. I stopped doing it when I got to Arizona at 2 weeks since he had a hearty appetite and was eating plenty. Well, during one session, he ate for 1.5 hours straight. My poor nipples. I am really thankful that he actually latches on properly or else that would have been unbearable.
I guess the reflux causes him to be fussy when he eats sometimes. Lately he has been scratching my chest all up. I used mittens once, which really helped. The thing is, is that I don’t remember that I forgot to grab them until he starts scratching me and by then it’s too late. And I keep forgetting to trim his fingernails. They are really sharp and painful. At least he isn’t scratching up his own face.
Still have so much more to write for the next few times. Next up my weight goal and exercise plans.