Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Cloth Hiatus

Be forewarned, if you do not want to hear about baby poop, hit that little red box up there.  It might get a little, um, gross?

Since about a month after Samantha's birthday, she started spitting up again.  At first it was just every other day or so, maybe a tablespoon, but it has graduated into several times a day.  Throw in the fact that we're going back and forth between constipation and diarrhea and rashes, screaming at night, fussy during the day and her turning into a completely different baby resulted in a trip to the doctor's office.

When we got there, the nurse ripped away any delusions I had that she was still a baby by having her stand on the big kid scale.  She loved it and is up to 22.2 lbs. 

Her examination revealed a massive amount of stool stuck in there.  Like, a lot.  Our normally conservative doctor recommended we get it all out.  This involves 2 days of enemas, 14 days of Miralax at the adult dosage, and 3 months at the half dose.  We go back in 2 weeks to make sure it's all gone.

Have you ever told a 14 month old to relax, lay on her side, hold her knees to her chest and not clench her bottom?  But, it does seem we're making some progress.

Samantha has also developed a cold and a peak in her mouth revealed that she s just willy nilly with teething and has a massive molar that cut through her back gums.  But, just one.

Considering she's not sleeping that great and we've went through 18 diapers in 12 hours, even with a stash of 60+ cloth diapers, even with my absolute disgust with the chemicals in disposables, it just makes sense to spend the next 2-3 weeks in disposables to make it easier.  Potty training is also off the table or the next 3 months (not that we had necessarily planned on starting) until she is regular again all natural.

1 comment:

Christina said...

Poor baby. I hope she feels better soon.