Thanks for the suggestions everyone, we had a minor breakthrough yesterday afternoon when he did poo a fair bit (and boy was he nice and relaxed afterwards!). It felt like a major breakthrough at the time but he’s now gone back to constipation mode and we can tell he’s in pain again. Still, it’s a relief for us at least. He is too small for prune juice, but lucky K gets to drink it for him!
We also went to see the homeopath today, and now have his first ‘potion’ as my nieces and nephew call them. Hopefully this will help with both the reflux and the constipation. K has also started taking dom today to help with her milk supply so here’s hoping. T has been trying to stretch out his sleeps the last couple of days which makes the gaps between four hourly instead of three hourly. We know that sleep is good, and helps them grow, and he’s getting bigger so this is to be expected but also right now when we’re trying to bulk him up we need to be feeding him more often so we’re having to wake him up if he sleeps too long. But then this afternoon when K decided to have a nap too, he was up like clockwork demanding food at the three hour mark.
I think he does seem a little more settled, but it’s hard to tell and hard to trust that the weight gain is being sustained or that he won’t go backwards again. I have now got the whole week off, so it’s been nice having the extra time together, we’ve definitely needed it. I’ve almost finished the birth story (truly, it’s really coming!), contemplating another couple of blogs about T and his likes/dislikes, BD relationship stuff, and how much we’re going to miss our midwife when she stops coming. I have even managed to comment on some blogs (not all that I read sadly, but it’s been a while since I managed any!)
We also went this morning to a baby wearing support group, we’ve got a wrap that we couldn’t quite figure out so it was great to get some pointers. He has always loved being held and sometimes it’s the only way he’ll settle during the day especially, so now K can maybe start to have some more freedom to move around.They’ve also got a lot of other options that you can try to see what feels best, so we’ll definitely be going back there in a few months when he’s too big for the wrap.
Question for those of you baby wearers out there, where do you stand on the Great Debate: Do you think it benefits the child (i.e confidence/less separation issues etc) or creating a rod for your own back where they want to be carried all the time? At any stage, but particularly when they get bigger, toward toddlerhood?
And because I know you’re really all about the photos, I’ll leave you with his one month pic from last week, plus a bonus. We’ve having some family shots taken this weekend, so hopefully there’ll be some good ones from that too.
For the record, we didn’t pose him for the one month photo either – in fact we only noticed when K was reading this post, but he’s clearly continuing his matching streak!