First, a couple of brief updates on Cameron:
1) He is 4 2/3 months old. We tried some baby oatmeal/breastmilk slurry over the weekend, but he wasn’t into it. Ahh well, we’ll try again another time.
2) HE IS OUT OF THE ROCK ‘n’ PLAY! And sleeping in his crib. AND, sometimes sleeping for reasonable stretches — last night 7p – 4a and then 4:15a – 7:15a! Of course, now that I’ve admitted this he will be up q2h all night tonight. (Please no.)
3) He has a relatively flat head. (So did Annabel). ((It may be the blasted Rock ‘n’ Play, but I’ll never know for sure)). Our PCP is actually sending us to have him evaluated to ensure he doesn’t need a helmet/DOC band (she brought it up — not me). This is definitely a controversial area right now and I’m on the fence, but I feel like I have to follow through and at least get an opinion.
4) He’s so sweet and cute and calm and just wonderful.
workout: 3.4 miles in 31 minutes this morning around the neighborhood. It was lightly misting which was great.
interesting: New Yorker Fiction podcast – this was the first one I listened to, and it was great. Rebecca Curtis reads Leonard Michaels’ “The Penultimate Conjecture”.
positive: Hmmm . . . I bought two people presents today, which is always fun (one birthday gift and a get-well gift). I also managed to do a consult at 4:15 pm and still get home on time!
pic: A, playing with trains in princess garb over her pajamas. Love it.
Oh my gosh! The princess playing trains. That is adorable. I think I would frame that one. Cameron is adorable. I hope he keeps sleeping for you! You are incredible to run like that. I really need to get in a routine although I am swimming for two hours a day (really treading water) now. So, at least that’s a little something.
Thanks for the birthday wishes! : )
Glad to hear the good sleep news! What swaddle is he wearing? I would love to pick one up for our baby who keeps kicking himself out of the bottom. That zipper looks like a good match for him. Thanks!
Way to go C! We finally just weaned Camille off the swaddle (she will be 6 mo in a few days!!). . . I was starting to fear that she would still be a teen needing to be swaddled, ha!
Love the pic of A and the trains. . . LOVE her hair. She and Clara both have some amazing curls!
9 hours + 3 = OMG you’ve made it!!
just LOVE the pic of A in the princess over jammies. Ridiculously adorable. xo
Such sweet pictures of both A and C… what cutie pies you have!
I know you’re probably overloaded with pumping comments/suggestions/advice, but just wondering if you’ve made the decision whether to try a galactogogue…? On the fence myself re:: reglan or domperidone and would love to hear your thoughts…Thanks!
Hi Sarah! I’ve been a slacker lately but in solidarity with your daily posts I’m going to do my best to read daily instead of in random binges!
This is gonna get long… but thought I’d share our DOC band experience… our flat-headed first son is 15 (!?) now, but developed pretty marked positional plagiocephaly along with an especially generous-sized head
… tangent alert…
(it was so big, during our only kid-related trip to the ER for dehydration, the doc walked in and burst out with "oh my god look at the size of his head? is your pediatrician aware of this?"… "Um, yes and that is NOT why we’re here")
In fact, our ped wasn’t overly concerned, and said "it’s not the worst case I’ve seen" and "don’t worry, he won’t stick out cuz all the kids have flat heads now." Needless to say we weren’t satisfied… repositioning didn’t work… he had an extreme preference to back-sleep (still does). Issue was pronounced enough for us to do whatever we could, esp. since boys don’t get the mitigating benefit of extra hair cover and we didn’t hesitate to start DOC band therapy. It was early days back then, costs weren’t covered by insurance and it was pricey but we think worth it… luckily he didn’t require a second band. Connor adapted to it easily and slept well. Results weren’t perfect but significant…I’m sure I was the only one who saw the remaining flatness. As he (and the huge head) grew, it became even less noticeable. He’s even grown nicely into his awesome noggin! Yes, there’s a good chance he’d have ended up in the exactly same place w/o the band and expense, but we were OK with that.
But… when boy #2 arrived, I really wanted him to tummy sleep. Did lots of research and had lots of discussions with docs, most agreed that since no other SIDS risks were present, it was safe and we were comfortable w/our decision. Of course, YMMV and parents have to weigh risks based on their own situation and comfort levels.
Not sure this is helpful or relevant, hope it’s not reading as unsolicited advice (blech) but I thought I’d share my (LONGGGG) experience since we faced the same decisions.
OH… You’re no doubt aware, but recently pubbed (small) negative study on bands in BMJ is making some news. Solid response (IMHO) from our provider here: http://www.cranialtech.com/index.php?option=com_c…
Good luck and godspeed on your 14-day odyssey… how sweet is day 15 gonna be??!!??