Wednesday, February 13, 2008

He's back!

Carter's been a real jerk lately.

For a few days, he's been inconsolable. The only quiet times were when he was sleeping. Otherwise, screaming and crying and fussy and just plain upset. At first I thought it was something I ate (I highly recommend the cream of crab soup at Clydes...unless you're breastfeeding) and it probably was. But then it just didn't go away. It was horrible. He didn't want to get in his swing, didn't want his binky, and absolutely would not tolerate me trying to put him in his buzzing seat. The only thing that quieted him was nursing, and it didn't matter if he'd just nursed 15 minutes prior. Of course, then he puked up all the extra milk he was getting.

It was so bad I took him to the doctor yesterday thinking maybe it was an ear infection. Nope. He's a healthy 11lb 6oz very pissed off boy. She said if it continues or gets worse by the end of the week to bring him back and they'd do some cultures to see if it's gastrointestinal.

After his appointment I took him to his babysitter and a few hours later when I talked to her she said he had a big poop and seemed to be doing better. I was hopeful but guarded.

She was right...my loving, smiling, sweet boy was back! He and I chatted last night, and he smiled and laughed and had a grand old time. He had a short episode of screaming while he was fighting sleep, but that's normal for him.

And then he slept in his room, waking up twice to nurse and then went right back to sleep. That's my boy! I'm so glad he's back. I missed him.

7 comments:

Mom said...

Carter is a very calm, sweet baby. He must have decided life was a little boring and he would change the atmosphere. Glad he decided he had enough and reverted back.

Girl said...

MMMM, could be that "cream of" that made him stop up.

Hopefully just a one time thing. He's so cute.

I'm Not Skippy said...

We've been running into the same issues. Just suddenly crabbier than before. Now it's in stages. Bi-polar baby.

Erika said...

Yeah, if you think about it, it's hard to be in a good mood if you REALLY have to go and can't.

I'll never forget the morning that I had to call Jay to come home from work b/c infant Bryce was screaming his head off and was pissed off and inconsolable - like never before. But in the 20 mintues it took him to get home, Bryce had a gigantic BM and all was better. Amazing the wonders of baby poo....

Steph said...

Im glad that it was just a bit of tummy trouble. Yay for having a sweet boy back!

Jessica said...

You know, sometimes I act the same way when I need to poop. So really, I don't think he was acting all that irrational... But that's just me. :)

steph said...

i am so glad things have been very good for you

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