Thursday, July 5, 2012

Her first 4th!

Rory has had a busy couple of weeks since our last post. She's been to parties galore, visited her Gammie, Pappy, aunts and uncles, and cousins (crossing the state line!). Her one month checkup told us what we already can tell-- she's growing, growing, growing! Her weight was 7 lbs 11 oz and her height was 20 inches, both putting her in the 10th percentile. Her head circumference if I remember correctly was 36 cm (maybe 35), which put her in the 25th percentile. She's been chugging down the formula pretty constantly!

We did have to try some new formula with her because the soy is causing some minor constipation. Per the pediatrician's recommendations, we tried an oz of water a day for a week (didn't help much), then an oz of pear juice for a week (helped slightly more), and then switched to Nutramigen. THAT was a terrible mistake. Although it's lactose-free, it still seemed to upset her stomach, causing her to spit up (which she normally does not do), have a great deal of gas pain and fussiness, and explosive diarrhea. Rather the opposite effect from what we were hoping for.

So we went back to the soy and we've been trying varying amounts of water and then pear juice to get a good result. Especially since her constipation is still just minor. 2 oz of pear juice a day seems to finally help enough! As she gets a little bigger, we can play around some more. But she needs to get enough nutrients from the formula.

Rory also celebrated her first 4th of July this year. Thankfully, she didn't seem to mind the couple of hours of firecracker noises all around the house. She does enjoy sleeping through noise! Must be from the noisy kitties and the loud foghorn our town uses as a fire alarm!

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