Monday, January 17, 2011

Samantha's 2 month appointment, food allergies and apnea monitors...

Little Miss Samantha had her 2 month check-up today.  She weighed in at 12 lbs, 9 ounces (80% and a gain of nearly 5 lbs since birth!!) and was 23.75 inches long (90% and a gain of 2 1/2 inches since birth) and a head circumference of 39.25 cm (50%).  She's a BIG baby!  So strong, alert and happy, a good baby overall.

Just as a comparison, Kaitlyn was 12 lbs and 24 inches at her 2 month appointment, it's crazy to me how close they are in size!

You know how when you complain or point out something your baby or pet does and then when you're reporting it to someone, they won't do it and you look crazy?  Well, Samantha didn't do that today.  Today she kinda performed on command.

First, she pooped.  Still runny, still with streaks in it, still gross.  Her doctor said it's not normal (which I figured) and it looks like a food allergy.  As he asked if she spits up a lot, she spit up her customary puddle and he said that the excessive spit up could also be an indicator of an allergy.  Obviously, she isn't malnourished because of it, but it could make for an even happier and healthier baby.

To target the food allergy, I have to go a week (or until her poops are solid and normal looking) without eating or drinking anything with: Dairy, Beef, Soy, Berries, Nuts or Chocolate in it.  How fun is that??  Once her poop is normal looking, I can start introducing one at a time and watch her to see if we can pin point the evil doer.

Another thing Samantha does is hold her breath.  Not too often, but pretty much whenever she sleeps and a few times a night.  She always then gasps or takes a deep sigh and goes back to normal breathing.  I know that this is not uncommon, many babies do that and as long as they stimulate themselves, it can almost be considered normal.  To show that I'm not crazy, she did it in the office today.  While he isn't overly considered, he knows our history and to try and encourage me to sleep more and for peace of mind to all involved, she is going to be using a sleep apnea monitor for a week to see what's going on.  We should get it in the next couple of days.

So, that's how her appointment went.  She gets to go back in a week and a half to go over her stools and apnea monitor.  And we're 3 diapers into the day without a leak :)

1 comment:

Mrs.EmmaLouise said...

I would starve to death. Good luck with the allergy testing and sleep apnea testing, I hope you get an answer soon :)