Saturday, February 4, 2012

JTR- 1 month old

  Here are some pictures from Jake's 1 month shoot on the 30th.

I have said it a million times, life goes by so much faster when you share it with your child.  I am more than blessed to have the two most beautiful little babies.  Jake is already 5 weeks and 1 day old.  I thought my pregnancy flew by, but these last 36 days have gone by so much quicker.  I wish I could slow down time to spend more time with my boys enjoying every moment with them.  Jake has recently started smiling and it melts my heart.  I love his big gummy grin.
 I have always thought Jake cried more than Ryan did when he was a newborn.  When Jake turned 3 weeks old, his crying became worse.  It was more like screaming.  Every time he was awake, he would cry.  The only thing I could do to get him to stop was take him outside for a walk.  Last Sunday (4w2d) was the worst.  He was non stop screaming for a few hours and nothing would calm him down.  It seemed like his tummy was hurting him, he was very gassy.  I read online that milk can cause babies to have gas pains. 

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 ;)

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad his belly's so much better. Him going through all of this kind of makes me wonder if maybe that was wrong with Aiden too- eek! Big gummy smiles are the best!