Originally Posted by kismetbaby
I haven't seen a thread yet. . .so let's get one going!
How's everybody doing?
We are dealing with some possible food intolerances. . .which sucks!
As if my BFing challenges in the beginning weren't bad enough, now it looks like I may have to give up lots of foods (so far I have eliminated dairy, but soy and wheat are next if he doesn't improve soon) to find out what is bothering my DS. He's generally pretty happy, so I have been reluctant to do this, but his poo's are not normal and add to that restless sleep, lots of spitting up and a pimple-like rash that comes and goes on his torso and I decided I had to do something.
As if cooking and eating weren't challenging enough with an attention hogging 3.5 month old!
Food intolerances suck! Whenever I eat almonds, Grey gets a rash and is unhappy... I don't eat dairy (by choice) and HIGHLY prefer almond milk over soy milk, so this is a great blow to me. So I feel for you!
We're doing great, though. It seems like most of the time when he's awake, he's happy. That's a great change for the better.
He also sleeps super regularly most nights and it's gotten really easy to get him to nap too. (Though he still won't nap if I'm not wearing him. Oh well.) Overall he's pretty delightful.
I think he's meeting milestones totally normally. He grabs. He shoves everything in his mouth. He LOVES to be standing up and just the past two weeks he's been standing up if you just hold on to his hands. (He really delights in that, as opposed to being held under the armpits-- if you hold his hands, then they're quite close to his mouth and he can just lean over and chomp them!) He still can't quite roll on purpose, though he does it accidentally quite often. He adores hands... his hands, my hands, anyone's hands. He's quite verbal and basically babbles from the moment he wakes up to the moment he falls asleep. He looooooves people and has become a bit of a flirt.
His growth has slowed down a lot... he only gained about 1.2 lbs over the past month. But he's still gotten quite huge. He's a little over 19 lbs and 27 inches or so long. We're solidly in 6-9 month clothing now, though his feet (?!) are getting too big for some of his 6-9 stuff already!
It seems like he really WANTS food... he's a pretty grabby guy overall but the only thing that he always grabs for other than my glasses and my hands is my food. :P There is no way I'm giving solids to a 3.5 month old so he's just going to have to hang in there for a few more months.