Monday, June 16, 2014

3 Months

I can't believe this sweet baby is already 3 months old!!  He has had an eventful past month that wasn't fun at times, but things are much better.  At his two month appointment I was telling his doctor that I was worried about how fussy he was all the time and how he didn't seem very happy and wasn't smiling much.  At the time she thought it was mainly due to his horrible reflux and changed his medicine again. She scheduled and Upper GI where it was confirmed that he has severe reflux and we also learned that he is aspirating a little bit when he swallows. Then, the following week while changing his diaper, I discovered blood in it.  I panicked!!  I immediately called the doctor while trying not to cry and after making an appointment my phone rang and it was our sweet pediatrician personally calling me.  She told me that the blood meant he had a milk protein allergy and I was to immediately stop eating all dairy and soy.  She then said it would take about 2 weeks to get out of his system, but that he should feel much better after that. She said that explained why he was so fussy and didn't seem happy.  Poor baby had an upset tummy constantly.  :(  Well, I quickly learned that diary and soy is in EVERYTHING, but I cut it out immediately.  He didn't seem to be getting any better and then I found blood again...TWICE.  So, our pediatrician referred us to a pediatric gastroenterologist.  She told me to cut out all beef and to also check my prenatal vitamins for soy.  Sure enough...SOY in my vitamins.  Seriously??  After cutting out beef and changing vitamins, we have a NEW, HAPPY BABY BOY!  HOORAY!!!  It was a long road, and this mama is eating pretty much a Paleo diet, but it is SO worth it to see his precious smile!  Most babies grow out of this allergy around 8-10 months and it doesn't mean that he will be lactose intolerant.  I'm already making a list of all the things I'll eat when I'm able to.  Ha!  
Here are a few pics of my sweet boy:
 THAT HAIR!!!!  :)
 Hudson got in on the action to see if he could make him smile.
 This picture cracked me up...he looks so DONE with pictures.  :)
 I only got this one, crooked smile this time around.

 Today I thought I would snap a few pics of his favorite is "talking" to me after he eats.  I could seriously bottle him up!
 He absolutely LOVES his playmat!!  He didn't like the Baby Einstein one we had for Hudson, but after laying him on Luke's while we were in Oklahoma and seeing how much his face lit up, I immediately went out and bought the one that Luke had.  Best money ever spent...he loves it!

 The thing that he does love that Hudson loved also is this swing!  It is also my lifesaver because he will happily swing while I take a shower and get ready every day.  :)
So blessed that this sweet, crazy haired boy has completed our family!!  Love him!!

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