Charlie is 2 and a half months old. He had his check up today.
Weight - 13 lbs, 1 oz - 64%
Height - 23 3/4" - 61%
Proportionate little guy...This kid is growing so fast! I don't think there will be any issues of low weight for him like we've always had with Madeline. Nice.
Charlie is a cute little thing. He's already wearing 3-6 months, and I'm sure will be out of that size in no time. You can always get a smile and coo out of him just after he's eaten. Madeline is great at making him happy. She's been calling him Charles lately, especially when she's trying to get him to stop crying (which I find pretty funny.)
This doctor's appointment was great. I left feeling so happy. Here's why-
Charlie has had a lot of tummy/gas issues. He seems a little better in that he doesn't cry for long periods as much anymore, but it definitely wakes him up at night and he grunts and groans all day long. Our ped suggested Culturelle, a probiotic given once a day to help his digestive system. Matt just read a study on babies with colic and 95% showed reduced colic symptoms after a week. I'm anxious to try it out. I'll let you know how it goes. I was mostly excited because a lot of people just say to ride it out until they get older or cut out a lot of things from your diet. I was surprised he had a suggestion. Hopefully this helps the poor guy out. (and me :))
Madeline started potty training way back in like March. We've been dealing with some issues ever since. Overall, she's got it down, wearing underwear during the day, etc. But she still has accidents occasionally and the #2 thing has always been hard to deal with. Without going into much detail :) she has functional constipation which means she holds it in and is afraid to go.
He said to give her Miralax to clean her out and then consistently until the fear of going is gone and it's just part of the routine. I should have addressed this a long time ago. I just thought it was a diet issue, which I was trying to be strict about.
I'm just really excited I came home with TWO good options to help my kids. I was really expecting to just be told to deal with it and that kids will outgrow it. Hopefully this will help everyone be a little happier around here :)
Yay for good doctors and cute kids.