Thursday, March 29, 2012

Back to the Dr. with Jackson today.

I had Jackson back to the Dr. this morning. I feel like I'm there all the time lately. Earlier in the month we were there for congestion and what turned out to be a slight ear infection. This morning it was because he's not eating.

He hasn't eaten a whole bottle in close to 24 hours!! From the pictures I post of him, you all know he doesn't miss any meals, in fact, they weighed him today and he weighs a whopping 18 pounds 4 ounces (at 5 months old)!! So to say its a little odd that he's not eating, is an understatement. Normally he's wanting to eat before he's even supposed to and never misses a meal.

It kinda started Tuesday evening when Jake was trying to feed him and he didn't want to eat. I was on my way home from work, so when I got home I tried feeding him and he did finally eat for me, but fell asleep towards the end of his bottle. I thought maybe the reason Jake was having a hard time with him was because he was just tired.

He ate the rest of his bottles fine that night and then Wed. morning I fed him a bottle and he only ate a couple ounces of it. He normally eats 6 ounces every 4 hours. So I just took the bottle along with me to my moms and put it in her fridge for him to eat later. She said he didn't eat it until 10 that morning, which is about 3 hours later than when I first tried to feed him. This is very unusual for him. She said he then ate again at 1:30 and ate a whole 6 ounce bottle. When I got there to pick him up at 6, he had eaten about 3 ounces, but wouldn't finish the bottle. I figured it was just because he was distracted and that he would just let me know when he was hungry again.

We went to my Mother in Laws house last night for dinner and at around 8:30ish he started getting kind of fussy. I thought maybe he was getting hungry so I made him a bottle and he wouldn't have anything to do with it. He arched his back and cried everytime we tried to give it to him. So when we got home I thought I'd feed him some peas to try and get him to eat something before bed. He did eat those and ate them pretty well in fact.

Then at around 2 he woke up crying, which is pretty typical for him to wake up at around that time for a bottle. So I fixed him a bottle and once again he arched his back and cried and wouldn't have anything to do with it. He also wouldn't take his binkie, which is very unusual too. So for close to 2 hours, we were up with him trying to either get him to eat or get him to go back to sleep. I finally layed with him on the couch and we watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and he fell back asleep.

He then slept til around 6 this morning. He woke up crying like he was hungry, but once again would not have anything to do with the bottle. So I thought I'd try some baby applesauce and some oatmeal and see if he would eat that. He wouldn't! He wouldn't even eat applesauce which I would think he would really like. So I thought something is not right.

So I called the Dr. when they opened this morning and took him in, thinking maybe he's teething and it hurts to suck on the bottle or binkie. Or maybe his tummy hurts. Its such a guessing game because they can't tell you whats wrong. For peace of mind, I just thought I better take him in to error on the side of caution.

The Dr. office doesn't open til 8:30, so in the mean time I went to Walgreen's and got him some infant Pediacare and gave that to him when we got home. He slept for around 1 1/2 hours and when he woke up I tried a bottle. He ate about 2 ounces of it and wouldn't eat anymore. :-( I was glad he at least tried to eat some of it, and that made me think maybe it was teething that was causing him not to want to suck on his bottle or binkie cause it hurt. After having Tylenol, it may have felt a little better, at least enough to eat some.

We were able to get into to see the Dr. at 10:15 and she said it wasn't his ears or throat, those all looked fine. She said it could be teething or just an upset tummy, or he could just be going through a phase where he doesn't want to eat. She said she had seen that before and it typically lasted a day. So she said to give him Tylenol and see how he did today and if he still wasn't eating, to give her a call back.

So thats what we're doing today. I dropped him off at my mom's after the Dr. and he was happy and smiling when I left. I hope he does finally eat and its just a phase. I hate when they don't seem to feel good and you don't know whats wrong or how to fix it.

Have any of you moms had this issue with your little ones before?? Does it sound like teething to you or something else??  He's been on the Zantac for a week now, so I wouldn't think it was that causing him not to eat, but who knows.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

♥ I'm loving "pic monkey" which is a free picture editing website. I usually use Picasa and still do, but pic monkey has a few editing tools that Picasa doesn't have. I used this picture to do some cool effects and this is what I came up with. Just kind of fun to play around with.

♥ I'm loving that we're getting together with some friends of ours this weekend for a game night. We always have such a good time when we get together.

♥ I'm loving that we're planning to take Jackson to see the Easter Bunny on Saturday afternoon. I'm hoping he does okay and doesn't cry. He did fine with Santa, but he was too little to know any different. He's a little older now so we'll see how it goes. :-) 

♥ I'm loving that we also have plans to celebrate Easter with Jake's side of the family on Sunday at a park we reserved. It should be fun with Family, BBQ, Easter Egg hunt and a playground for the kids! Its also supposed to be great weather that day. 

♥  And as always I'm loving my sweet family!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Jackson is 22 Weeks Old!

I'm a little late in posting this, but Jackson turned 22 weeks old this past Thursday. He is growing so fast and getting so big.

He's now rolling from his back to his belly and from his belly to his back, over and over and over again! He loves being on the floor. Our new problem now is that he rolls and rolls until he gets stuck somewhere and then he won't roll the opposite direction. He only will roll one way and then when he runs into something he gets mad and starts crying. Poor guy, he just can't quite figure out that he just needs to roll the other way.

He's getting close to crawling but still isn't quite there yet. He moves his legs, but still doesn't move his arms. I don't think it will be too much longer though and he'll be mobile. :-)

He's loved all the orange vegetables so far (Carrots, Sweet Potatoes and Squash). He's had peas twice now and wasn't thrilled with them at first, but seems to like them a little more now.

We started him on Zantac this past week. The Dr. thought it might help cut down on the spit up. Jackson takes 0.5 ml/3 times a day. He doesn't like it at all, but it does seem to help some, though he does still spit up. I will be so glad when he grows out of that.

Jackson took his first trip to the zoo this past weekend. He really enjoyed being outside, but didn't really know what he was looking at yet. I'm thinking maybe by the end of the summer, he'll be a little more aware of what he's looking at. :-)

Here are his 22 week pictures!

Our Fun-filled Weekend

We had such a fun weekend! I have a lot of pictures to share, so this may be a pretty long post, ha!

♥ Friday night we went to dinner with family at one of our favorite restaurants, The Orient. It was yummy, as always! Then we went over to my Aunt and Uncle's house to see their new furniture and hang out. :-)

♥ Saturday, we did some housework/yard work and then went to these sweet twin girls 1 year birthday party. I can't believe they are 1 year old already.

And here they are in the cute little dresses and headbands we got them. They're so cute!

Ashlee and I dressed Jackson and Mason up in their cute matching Easter outfits for the party and of course we had to get a few pictures. :-)

Then Saturday evening, I went with all the girls on Jake's side of the family to see Princesses on Ice! It was soooo cute! I just love that kind of stuff. I can't wait til Jackson's a little older to take him to all this kind of fun stuff. Here are some pictures from our fun evening.

My sweet nieces Bella and Sophia. They were so excited to see Princesses on Ice for the first time.

Me, with all my nieces. Alexis, Kyleigh, Me, Bella and Sophia.

All the girls. :-)

Sophia and I waiting for the show to start.

The start of the show.



♥ Then Sunday we went to church and had lunch at my parents house. I snapped a couple of cute pictures of Jackson while we were there.

After lunch, we headed down to the Zoo. The weather was perfect and I couldn't wait to take Jackson for the first time. :-) He enjoyed being in his stroller outside. I don't think he really understood what he was looking at, but he loved being outside. Here are a bunch of pictures. :-)

Beautiful pink tulips.

Jackson at the zoo for the first time. I love his eyes in this picture.

A grizzly bear.


Prairie dogs.

Family picture with Phil the Gorilla.

A beautiful peacock.

I think the peacock was trying to impress this female. She didn't seem amused, Ha.

My sweet boy. ♥

A tiger.

The train. We didn't ride the train this time because it was sooooo crowded that day. Hopefully we can do that next time.

Leopard sleeping.


Jackson with some zebras in the background.

A camel family. This little baby camel was so cute.

Giraffe and ostrich.


Jackson with his sunglasses on. They are still a little bit big for him, but they are too cute.




Jackson with the train in the background.

♥ Then I was off work yesterday, so Jackson and I spent the day together at home. We did some cleaning and I packed away some of his winter clothes that he's grown out of and made room for some of the spring/summer clothes he's gotten lately. We also did some swinging and he fell asleep in his swing. :-)

So sweet. ♥

So that was our fun-filled weekend!! I hope you had a great weekend too!