Posted: 06/04/2011 at 10:54
My dear march ladies, I am at my wits end!
Andrew is an absolute pain in the bottom! I just knew with james being so good from early on that this run of luck wouldn't last to the 2nd child.
He keeps me awake so much in the night and has a real grizzle constantly in the mornings that by the afternoon he has collapsed asleep and I am too exxhausted to sleep and have to mentally get myself ready for james getting home from nursery.
Andrew is already showing signs of reflux like his brother and regularly brings up at least 1/3rd of his feed about an hour later. I'm okay with that as I half expected this. However, he has terrible wind, top and bottom, his poos are just liquid and have yet to have any form of firmness and the noises his little tummy makes are quite funny although I am sure he is in some discomfort.
He is on Aptamil and is on 4fl oz a feed. However, he tends to fall asleep during the feed and usually his daytime feeds tend to be half of this and are every 2 hours. By the evening he can take around 3oz and are usually better spaced at every 3 1/2hrs with 2 night feeds of similar amounts every 4 hours or so. However, it takes a good 45mins to wind him and even then I think he is still suffering.
We are using Dr brown's bottles and there is a slight improvement to the Tommee Tippee ones but not as much as the HV had said.
He is gaining weight really well and is already 9lb 9oz at less than 3 weeks old. he was born 8lb 12.5oz.
We started to swaddle him and he absolutely detests this, screaming the house down. He is such a noisy sleeper I'm also tempted to either wear ear plugs or put him in another room!!!
Went to docs today about the trapped nerve in back following labour and was prescribed some codeine and ibuprofen. I am so tired that after taking the codeine I was absolutely all over the place and think its probably not safe for me to take it at the moment. Its a gorgeous day but I am too tired to get out for a walk and also, my back won't let me walk more than a few minutes. Its becoming a bit much with James also as I can't spend time with him due to his brother crying so much during the day.
Right, the little sod is awake again and screaming the house down and James will be home in an hour so must get some caffeine down my neck! Sorry for the moan ladies, you would think 2nd time around I would have it sussed!!!