Here are some pictures from Jake's 1 month shoot on the 30th.
On Thursday night I gave both babies a bath and wrapped them in their towels. When I unwrapped Jake's towel I noticed he had a little poop with blood in it. It was about the size of a quarter. I called Tim upstairs and he googled it while I finished getting the babies ready for bed. Almost everything online said it could be a milk allergy but a few things seemed to be pretty serious. I called the doctor's office and an oncall nurse called us back. She said that since Jake is so young we should take him to the ER. Thankfully, Tim's sister lives pretty close so she came over to hang out while Ryan slept. We got to the ER around 10:10pm. They checked Jake out, the doctor didn't seem to be too concerned. I told him that we looked online and a lot of stuff pointed to milk allergies. The doctor kind of blew it off and said that a lot of people think babies/kids have these allergies when they really don't. We had to wait for Jake to poop again so they could test it. When Jake finally did poop, the nurse took it back for testing. Then the doctor came and told us that he had spoke to a doctor at Jake's pediatrician's office who said the same thing about milk. Geez, this guy did not know much about babies. He had also mentioned something about it being my blood from when Jake was in my tummy. Weird. He then said we could be discharged but we had to schedule an appt. with his pediatrician the following day.
We took Jake to his pediatrician yesterday afternoon. He was 9.3lbs! He's getting big. Anyways, they did some testing on his poop and found blood in his poop. Which made me a little sad, because it wasn't even visible. I would have never thought he had blood in his poop. So I'm glad we saw so much of it on Thursday. So, Jake has a milk protein allergy. Most babies outgrow it by the time they are a year old. This is also causing him to be so fussy. =( Poor little baby.
No more dairy for momma. Which is also a little sad. There is dairy in so much stuff! Milk, mashed potatos, mac & cheese, pizza, quesadillas, cream cheese, cheese its, butter, and the list goes on and on.
He has been so sweet today. When he woke up in the morning he was just laying in bed with me staring at the ceiling. He's just been hanging out in his swing and my lap, not fussy at all! Now I can enjoy him a little more ;)