She is the best! She is rolling over both ways, reaching and grabbing at toys, "talking", and smiles and laughs all the time. She is too cute and I could squish her all day.
So I took her to my pediatrician last month and she diagnosed her with Sandifer Syndrome. Honestly it's confusing, but it looks like she has mini seizures. It's not fun to watch and freaks me out every time. She can grow out of it, she's on medication for it and she's only had one episode since being on it. That's because I forgot to give her the medication that day. So i'm glad it's helping. One of the symptoms we found is weight loss. So Laken hasn't gained any weight since she was 8 weeks. I took her on Thursday for her 2 month shots and she still weighs 10 lbs! She is longer in length (40th percentile) but her weight and head are in the 2nd and 4th percentile. It's really starting to worry me and i'm tired of the doctors saying it's normal without looking into it.
There are a couple things that i've thought of.
Her poop isn't seedy, and in breastfed babies the seedy stuff is the fat and shows they are getting fat. So i'm wondering if my milk is fatty enough. I've told every doctor and nurse this since she was born and no one seemed too concerned so I wasn't concerned. But now I am!
Her Sandifer Syndrome is keeping her at one weight and won't gain.
She eats a lot, every 2 hours or so. She is a happy baby and still sleeps through the night and is developing normally. So I feel like if she wasn't getting enough that she would be fussy and up all night hungry right?
So at the appointment on Thursday she referred me to a dietitian and they got back to me so quick because they want to see her asap So I have an appointment tomorrow morning, which is really rare to get in that quick up here! I bought some formula to start supplementing her because I didn't want to wait until her next appointment but since it was so soon I want to wait and see what they say. I'm starting to get more worried and pray nothing is wrong with her and it will be an easy fix. But it's always in the back of my mind. So i'll let you know what happens tomorrow.
My Dad also came to visit this weekend!! It was so much fun and so good to see him and it's nice he lives a lot closer so we can see him more often.
We went to the spray park, had a BBQ, the girls made cookies with him, and we went out for dinner and a movie with NO KIDS. That's right, I left Laken with our sitter! I have pumped milk frozen so we got her taking a bottle so I can have some freedom! It's awesome. Next up. SPA DAY! Well after my husbands 24 day shift.... boo.
So that's lately. Seems like the blogging world is pretty boring these days because "normal" people get summer holidays. Others have babies and husbands who work a lot for gay priorities like bills and buying a house. Whatever.
ps: In this first picture in the background take a look at what I bought! I got the girls the Melissa and Doug Responsibility chart and it's great! Thanks to Vinnie for telling me about it forever ago, I finally got it! Also I am getting on top of the twins and their WHINING!! It's bad. They have such high pitched voices and whine for everything! It's going to stop asap. Thanks to my awesome Parenting Solutions book, I have a few ways to do it. I'll let you know how it goes!!