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12 month check up

12 month check up

We had Landon’s 12 month check up today.  It was a little late since his doctor was on vacation.  We decided not to have Landon get his shots today since he is teething and we just got home from Georgia.  Landon weighs almost 27 pounds and is 31 inches tall. His doctor is pleased with how he is meeting his milestones such as walking, talking, and learning.  She was surprised with how well he followed directions.

Eczema

Eczema

I took Landon to the doctor today because he has had this weird rash on his chin and that going up toward his eyes on his cheeks.  I wanted to get is cleared up before his first birthday so we made an appointment.  Turns out Landon has eczema like Tessa and they told us which cream to use for his face and oil for his arms and legs.  Most eczema is caused from dairy which Landon doesn’t have so I ran through the new foods we have given him.  He has recently been eating lots of “beanies snacks” which are like a cheeto without the cheese and are made with beans.  I have a feeling that is the cause of the eczema on his face because he has been eating a ton of them.

6 month check up 

6 month check up 

Landon had his 6 month check up today. He weighs 21 lbs and is 27 inches long. He liked playing with the paper what wasn’t too sure about it. The doctor said he is doing great and to keep things up. She mentioned we could move him to a convertible car seat since he is big for his age. She also suggested starting his on solids so he learns textures. She asked if he makes constant sound but I told her no. Part of the reason could be because he can’t get a word in with having a chatty sister. Landon had to get three shots and started crying when they cleaned his legs with the wipe. He was pissed when the actual shots came! 

4 month check up 

4 month check up 

Landon’s 4 month check up landed on the day he turned 4 months old. He loved looking at himself in the mirror. Tessa had a check up the same day. 

Landon is a big boy! He says 18 lbs and is 26 inches long (Tessa was this size at 6 months old). He is in the 95th percentile for both. The doctor wasn’t concerned and said that if he knows how to put himself to sleep then he is actually waking up hungry. She was happy he is already rolling both ways too. Landon had to get three shots today. He cried and cried for a while even after they were done. 

Two month check up

Two month check up

This morning was Landon’s two month check up. I knew he was going to get shots so Aunt Polly came over to watch Tessa. 

Landon weighs 14 lbs 8 oz and is 23 inches long. The doctor agreed that he is a big boy but said not to worry. 

We are continuing him on his acid reflex medicine three times a day and I’m going to continue my dairy free diet. He is getting eczema which is a sign of a milk allergy. So I’m making sure that he stays moisturized. 

He still has a hernia in his belly button but the doctor said it should go down now that we are controlling his gas and how uncomfortable he is.

The doctor checked his head control and Landon showed off during tummy time.

Landon had to get a vaccine in his mouth and three shots. He screamed a lot and took a while to calm down afterwards. 

The doctor didn’t have any other concerns so we don’t go back until his four month check up.

Phone Appointment

Phone Appointment

This afternoon I had a phone appointment with Landon’s pediatrician. I explained to her what was going on with Landon and she agreed that something needed to change. She changed his prescription so he now gets his medicine three times a day instead of twice a day. She said the Zantac won’t stop him from throwing up but will help with the acid in his stomach and prevent the throw up from burning his throat. We also talked about how acid reflex is related to a milk allergy. She suggested I either go on a dairy free diet or put Landon on a special formula. I believe in the benefits of breast milk so I’m willing to do anything to help ensure he gets breast milk. Landon has his two month check up on September 9th and we will discuss his prescription and my diet then. 

Bad Day 

Bad Day 

Today was miserable! Landon’s medicine wasn’t working at all. He threw up all over the couch this afternoon. He was wiggling, whiny, and crying most of the day. I talked to a Kaiser nurse since he had threw up twice now. She suggested giving Landon his medicine every twelve hours and would schedule a phone appointment with his doctor for Friday to see what to do next. At this point I will do anything! I just want a happy baby. 

This is the only happy picture I have from today 🙁 

Acid Reflex 

Acid Reflex 

Ever since last week Landon has been spitting up constantly and occasionally throwing up. I googled what to do and tried holding him after he ate, waiting to do tummy time, and even pumping a little before he nursed to help with my let down. Nothing was helping. He was constantly wiggling, arching his back, making gagging noises, and being generally unhappy. I knew something was up and after doing some research I came to the conclusion he has acid reflux. I messaged his doctor and explained his symptoms. A nurse called me back and said they wanted to schedule him an appointment. Tonight we went to the doctor. I was worried the doctor would dismiss his symptoms luckily he spit up right in the waiting room so I quickly took a picture to show the doctor. I had also taken a video earlier in the day to show her. Once we met with the doctor and I explained what was going on she agreed that he does have acid reflux and prescribed a liquid Zantac for Landon to take twice a day. I gave him a dose once we got to the car. When we came home I put him down to play and he wasn’t whining or unhappy. Then when it came time to nurse he latched on well and didn’t arch his back. It appears that the medicine is already working! I’m looking forward to seeing a change in Landon’s behavior over the next few days. Hopefully we have a happy baby soon! I’m also glad I went with my gut and reached out to his doctor. 

Spit up baby (gross I know)

And happy baby 

First Doctor Visit 

First Doctor Visit 

Landon had his first official doctor visit today and no shots were involved…yay!  I was nervous because I wanted to make sure he was gaining weight so I didn’t have to supplement. Turns out he gained 2 lbs since his last visit for jaundice. Landon now weighs 10 lbs and is 20 inches long (either he shrunk from birth or all the nurses measure differently). Needless to say he gained enough weight which means he is nursing just fine. His belly button looks funny because he has a hernia but the doctor said it would go away in a couple of months. He needs to do tummy time for 10-15 mins a day and we no longer have to wake him up every 2 hours to eat. Other than that Landon is a healthy baby and we couldn’t be happier!