September 23, 2009 § 9 Comments
I’m taking Ella to the doctor today. She just isn’t right. Her face is a weird color, and her lips are pale. She doesn’t seem to be satisfied no matter how long she nurses. I even started using a supplementer with formula during her feedings and she’ll take an extra 1/2- 1 oz, but still she’s unhappy and cranky. She is also still not pooing.
It’s interesting that once one becomes a mom, one becomes obsessed with what goes in and comes out of another human being.
Last week when we went for her check up, she had lost weight from her last visit. She was 8 lbs 7 oz when she was born. She lost down to 7 lbs 13 oz when we left the hospital (which is typical.) But by her first peds visit, she had only gained back to 8 lbs 1 oz. Two weeks later, she had lost an ounce. At three weeks she should have at least gained back her birth weight. Now she’s four and a half weeks, and I don’t think she’s gained anything yet.
It’s just so hard when she’s screaming and nothing helps.