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3-4 month check up

We were a little late on getting this done.
Weight 7600 grams ~16 lbs 12 oz I think
Height 63 cm ~24"
Head 41 cm ~16"

She said he started off really big and his weight is still over, but his other stuff is just starting to even out..... but I just looked at the charts online and wondered how he went from 90% down to 10% and 25%. So I measured him myself, when I measured his head I got 43 cm ~17" and his length is 67cm ~26" I feel my measurements are more accurate. On the length she didn't "stretch him out"she just put it over his head and at his feet, even though his legs were still curled. I didn't pay attention to the head, but I measured and remeasured and got the same thing both times?? I think he is really tall because he weighs ~ the same as his older brother did, but older brother always had fat rolls, where as he actually looks thin??? Because I have to calculate everything from cm to inches, I never knew 'how big' things are at the office. The last time they measured him, he was considerably smaller than what the mw had measured him at the day before, do I say something the next time??

Anyway, other than being overweight and having a tiny head (according to their measurents Lol ) he is just fine. They did a kidney and bladder u/s. Everything looked good as far as she could tell. He peed on my boots! She said that is a good sign everything works properly Smile

She couldn't believe his physical strength, she kept saying Wow, he's already rolling in both direction, he holds his head so well, sitting up, he really pays attention... I wanted to say, well his brother was crawling by this age, so I think this is average Lol

I told her about the days on end of screaming, lack of sleep, etc asked to do an allergy test. She said it this age it is inaccurate. But gave me something to help regulate the flora in his 'bowl' (her words tehe). She said I won't notice a change for at least 2 wks. great. I just wish instead of giving me stuff to combat the gas, they would figure out what causes it. I hate giving him meds.

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My doc isn't overly concerned w/exact measurements -- it's more directional is he growing and healthy? So he doesn't spend a lot of time stretching him out and getting it perfectly, worrying about if the diaper is full or empty when he weighs him etc etc. I don't really mind, my babies are big and growth isn't on the list of things we worry about Wink I'd rather the doc do it quickly and not stress him all out trying to get an exact.

Hm if the flora in his stomach is the cause of the problem and the meds regulate it isn't that dealing with the cause? I hope it works!

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"kmm123" wrote:

My doc isn't overly concerned w/exact measurements -- it's more directional is he growing and healthy? So he doesn't spend a lot of time stretching him out and getting it perfectly, worrying about if the diaper is full or empty when he weighs him etc etc. I don't really mind, my babies are big and growth isn't on the list of things we worry about Wink I'd rather the doc do it quickly and not stress him all out trying to get an exact.

Hm if the flora in his stomach is the cause of the problem and the meds regulate it isn't that dealing with the cause? I hope it works!

At this office, only the nurses do the measurements to give the dr more time with the patient, so it isn't a matter of dr time. I mainly worry because (not terribly worried)because this is a file that stays with me/him through life (it isn't like American files, where the dr keeps them) so if another dr looks at it next week and sees a drastic dip and growth or vice versa then they might think something is up. IDK if that makes sense? Also his head size dropped a fairly large %, which is a sign for things like downs syndrome, so if he has irregular head growth problems that might send a signal that shouldn't be there.

With the stomach stuff, she is just guessing it could be the flora. He has had other meds for that and it didn't seem to be the problem then.
oops gotta go someone at the door

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Gotcha -- and I agree if the % dips A LOT they should do a quick re-measure I think! I never worry much about weight, length etc b/c my kids are so darn big LOL but I like to keep track for my home records pictures etc so I just remeasure at home carefully. If it seems really poorly done I'd complain and ask them to take the time to do it again!

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Just curious, did she give you meds or probiotics? Because the lack of flora could be the problem, and probiotics aren't really meds and could hopefully SOLVE that problem...idk, just a thought. I'm a huge fan of probiotics, and am probably starting Laszlo on them at some point semi-soon since he's taking a little solids now.

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I feel like my pedi (his assistant actually, as they're the ones that do the weighing and the measuring) always does these measurements so quickly. Actual numbers might not matter to them, but it for sure matters to me... especially since I have no way of doing it myself at home. I'm sorry they can't figure out what's going on with him... it can be so frustrating.

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Jasmine that's what I was assuming - that he got probiotics maybe a wrong assumption. My homeopathic vet (yes my dog sees a homeopathic vet) swears by probiotics....I should probably take them myself like I give them to my dog!

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yes you guys are right, it is a probiotic, but it has a prescription, even hoeopathis remedies! Everything here has a RX!
What I mean is that if milk is causing it, I will cut out all milk, or chocolate or eggs or PB, whatever it is, butnot knowing what causes it drives me nuts! By doing the probi, it *might* cover the symptoms, but not find out the source. (so far the others we have tried have not worked and this one takes two wks to notice a difference)

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I can see how that would be so frustrating. Have you tried cutting dairy for 2 weeks to see if that helps? Its worth a shot.

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"Jenni Beth" wrote:

I can see how that would be so frustrating. Have you tried cutting dairy for 2 weeks to see if that helps? Its worth a shot.

BTDT! Lol It doesn't seem to help, his screaming days seem to be completely random. Sometimes I wonder if he is just bored, but I feel I can't get out of the house when he is screaming, but when we get out he doesn't seem so screamy. Also when they check his stomach, it never seems overlyfull with gas?

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Rory is just a crabby baby LOL I've decided he's not a big fan of being a baby. I'm banking on him being happier as he gets older and more able to DO things.....a mom can dream Smile

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Rory is just a crabby baby LOL I've decided he's not a big fan of being a baby. I'm banking on him being happier as he gets older and more able to DO things.....a mom can dream Smile

On his good days he is crabby, or when he is asleep, he is crabby. Typically this is miserable, high pitched screaming no consoling will help. What I would do for a crabby baby! Lol

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"kmm123" wrote:

Jasmine that's what I was assuming - that he got probiotics maybe a wrong assumption. My homeopathic vet (yes my dog sees a homeopathic vet) swears by probiotics....I should probably take them myself like I give them to my dog!

Parenting magazine recently had this blurb on probiotics entitled "probiotics are the new prada" which talked about how some people can solve bloating issues by taking probiotics. They haven't made me look thinner yet, but it reaffirmed my fan-hood. Smile

Lil, that is really tough. I'm sorry Sad Good luck and KUP.

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My first baby was like that; colicky & very gassy. He used to have terrible screaming episodes at night that lasted till he was about two. He is just very sensitive to a lot of different foods. It has gotten better as he gets older (he is 5 now), but I still have to be careful what I give him for dinner cause certain foods will still keep him up if he eats them in the evening...greasy foods, garlic, too much dairy, anything that causes gas like beans or too much veggies. Basically I just try and give him lots of carbs in the evening and that seems to help. GL and I hope things get better for you soon!

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"justinehonor" wrote:

My first baby was like that; colicky & very gassy. He used to have terrible screaming episodes at night that lasted till he was about two. He is just very sensitive to a lot of different foods. It has gotten better as he gets older (he is 5 now), but I still have to be careful what I give him for dinner cause certain foods will still keep him up if he eats them in the evening...greasy foods, garlic, too much dairy, anything that causes gas like beans or too much veggies. Basically I just try and give him lots of carbs in the evening and that seems to help. GL and I hope things get better for you soon!

I forget if I mentioned it above, but he was diagnosed as a hypersensitive baby, not to do with food but touch. Reading your post makes me worry about gall bladder problems. I am glad things got better for him.

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Urgh I didn't realize you were dealing with a screaming baby :(. It's been a week and a half and I take it there's been no improvement? Fingers are crossed for you that the next couple days are a bit easier. With sensitivity to touch I'm guessing he's wearing the comfiest of pyjamas all day? Or does he like to be naked? How does he do in a bathtub? Sending hugs & earplugs!

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"Summer05" wrote:

Urgh I didn't realize you were dealing with a screaming baby :(. It's been a week and a half and I take it there's been no improvement? Fingers are crossed for you that the next couple days are a bit easier. With sensitivity to touch I'm guessing he's wearing the comfiest of pyjamas all day? Or does he like to be naked? How does he do in a bathtub? Sending hugs & earplugs!

It comes and goes with no rhyme or reason (that I can figure out). We only had a few bad days last week.I need all the finger crossing I can get, I'll take that!
Last week we all had laryngitis colds. #2 fell and bumped his head really bad. (long story) He got a tetanus booster, reacted badly, bacterial infection, 2 hospitals :rollseyes: so I will take some fingers crossed things stay better Smile I think he hates his diaper, he is happier without diaper. But some situations, he has to wear a diaper, there just is no way around it.