Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I'm alive!

Wow. I think that is the longest I've gone without posting. It's been a totally crazy week. I was getting ready to sit down and load up a cute picture of Hulk for Wordless Wednesday, when I got a call from daycare - he had a fever of 101.6. I went to get him, and the poor little guy! He was so hot and sad! Since we were going away on Friday for the long weekend, I called the doc. And I'm glad I did - he has his first ear infection.

I worked from home on Weds, and then took a sick day to be with him on Thursday. This is the first time he's ever been really sick, and it was hard to see him so sad. I must admit, I did like the fact that he would only fall asleep on my chest - he hasn't done that since he was maybe 2 months old. By Thursday, he was feeling better, no fever - so we went out to buy some clothes. He is pretty much in 12 month size now - and we have nothing that size in hand-me-downs. I decided to skip 12 month all together, and just bought 18 months. The issue with 18 month size is that there are more tee shirts than onsies.... and he still needs the onsies. But we found what we needed.

Friday we went to Nantucket and my MIL watched Hulk while we went out to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. I went a little crazy and had oysters on the half shell and a glass of wine. I figured everything in moderation, right? And it was SO good. Then we went and watched the sunset on the beach and talked for a long while before we went home. Hulk slept almost the whole time we were gone.... but this was the beginning of the 'bottles are for chumps' phase of the week. My MIL kept saying he didn't want a bottle so she wasn't going to force him... but Hulk usually has 5 six ozs bottles a day, and this weekend, he maybe ate 16 ozs total the whole day. It was frustrating, and then with all the WONDERFUL advice from my MIL who was convinced he didn't like the taste of formula anymore (WTF!). He was still eating fine... so I was thinking in the back of my mind that we needed to stop the solids and force him to be hungry enough for the bottles... but I wasn't going to do that on the island. I just didn't need the 'help'. And Hulk was SO done being poked and prodded and woken up that he pretty much cried all day on Sunday. It was NO fun.

We got home Sunday night, and he pretty much refused a bottle of apple flavored pedilite (which he usually loves) so I knew it wasn't that he didn't like the taste. Monday morning, he sucked down a 6 oz bottle in 5 minutes.. I thought we were turning a corner. We stopped by a friends house who has 4 boys, and I told her the issue with the bottles... she said that we needed to stop the solids until he started drinking the bottles again. I knew this was what we needed to do, but I just needed to hear it from an experienced mom. And it worked! Yesterday he ate all his bottles. This morning I did give him some cereal - but not a bunch of fruit. I told daycare to only give him lunch if he was starving.

I'm guessing the combination of being sick and maybe being done with a growth spurt has decreased his appetite - so we just need to adjust how we feed him accordingly.

It was nice to have a bunch of days off of work, I must admit. I was pretty burned out. Yesterday, I took a nap from 10 - 12, and then another from 2 - 5, and went to bed at 9:30, and slept all night. Hulk was napping with me all those times too - so the both of us were just burned out. I'm really starting to show, so the weekend was filled with comments about 'OMG - twins!' which is funny but annoying after a while. Next week I have my first appointment with the doc - and I think I'll get an u/s too. The nurse mentioned that I could expect to get monthly u/s to check growth and heartbeats. I'm excited to see them again - I had a really bad dream last night that I lost them both. It sucked.

Ok - time to start my week...


Frieda said...

Sounds like you had a very full week end. Babies change their eating habits all along the way. Too bad they can't tell you. Are you going to find out the genders of the twins? Have a great week!!!!!!!!

Carrie27 said...

12 month clothes?! I thought the twins were big! They are wearing 12 month clothes now and are 8 months old! Craziness!

My little guy doesn't really like his formula, either, but our doctor told us to continue the solids. We are also giving him one 6 oz cup with formula along with a packet of Instant Carnation (this cup he sucks down dry).

Jen said...

What does your MIL think you should do...stop giving him formula? Seriously. Sounds like your friend's advice (and your instinct) were right on.

Jen said...

Poor baby with an earache. I hope he feels better.

You have had a crazy week!

Becky said...

glad to see your alive!

Deborah said...

That is weird... my doctor told me to focus on solids at that age. But formula probably results in a more balanced diet. And my son will only eat Cheerios, so I wish I had the too much solids problem!