Friday, 17 June 2011

What the Dr Said

Took both Joseph and Leila to the drs today. It seems Joseph has a nasty ear infection and she's prescribed some penicillin, also we have some lactose to soften his stools. So along with his rotation of paracetamol and ibuprofen fingers crossed my little man will be a happy chap again soon. I feel bad about not taking him sooner but there were no obvious signs of illness, no temperature, rashes etc.

Leila was diagnosed with Asthma a couple of weeks ago and had to go back to see how she was getting on with her inhaler. I was told at the last appointment only to give it to her if she was breathless or coughing a lot. Well because she's been having it more than three times a day they have given her another inhaler. The first was a reliever and the new one a preventer. She also has another reliever to take to school with her.

Leila has also visited the dentist today for five fillings. (Lucy's teeth were fine at last weeks check up) Because they are her milk teeth no anaesthetic was required and only a minimal amount of drilling. She was very brave.
I've been trying to figure out why her teeth are so bad and Lucy's are fine even though their diets are similar. I thought maybe it was because I breast fed Leila for longer, or maybe she has too much fruit, she doesn't have many sweets or fizzy or sugared pop. But I do believe that some people are just lucky in the teeth department and some are not.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Getting Me Down

I just can't take it any more, I love my little man but his constant moaning and crying is driving me to distraction. I have tried everything, really I have, but nothing stops him.
Tomorrow I'm taking him to the drs. I need to be sure there is nothing medically wrong with him. There are no obvious signs apart from he really doesn't like filling his nappy, but it just doesn't seem right for a 10 month old baby to cry so much. :-(

Thursday, 9 June 2011

10 months

Well the little man is 10 months and looking less like a baby every day. Time goes by so quickly.
Progress wise, well there hasn't been any. He still cries a lot, he doesn't sleep much, he prefers lying down to sitting up, won't crawl, no interest in taking his own weight on his feet and he cries a lot (or did I already say that?)
He feeds well, I usually give him the same as us know just mashed up a bit, and he loves bread and toast, vegetables, fruit, fish, chicken. I've not found anything he doesn't really like. He's not greedy though, definitely baby portions, and not too frequent. He's cut right down on his milk too, so maybe he'll start thinning out a bit, or perhaps he will if he ever decides to move anywhere.
He goes to sleep well in his cot, but always wakes around 2am and then wants to get up at 5am. I'd have to go to bed at 8pm if I wanted a decent night's sleep.
If I take him out in his pushchair he's always laughing and smiling, everyone comments on what a lovely happy baby he is. If only they knew. He's even started to cry as we approach the house now because he knows he's almost home.
He'll grow out of it one day!