Sweet Pea is eight weeks today. She is 22 inches long and weighs 9 lbs 6.5 oz. Not great weight gain this week, but she and I (and Snug and #1) had a stomach virus so it isn't surprising she didn't have great gain.
The older Sweet Pea gets the harder she has been. I've mentioned before that she is "fussy". That is just being polite. She has been demanding, angry, and cries ALL THE TIME. It has been especially hard the last two weeks.
LMM was very similar as a baby, and I decided to try something. When we found out that he couldn't have wheat/gluten and discovered how much better he felt when he didn't have it...we wondered if that was why he was such a difficult baby. Maybe he just didn't feel well. So as of this past Thursday, I am gluten-free. Although gluten in my milk shouldn't affect her growth till she starts solids (then if she did have a gluten allergy she'd drop right off the charts like LMM did) it could make her really uncomfortable. If she indeed cannot have wheat the likelihood that LMM (and she) have Celiac disease goes WAY up.
*Side note, you can see her diaper in this picture...she is almost totally cloth diapered now and you can see a post about it that I wrote for The Cloth Diaper Whisperer blog here. There were quite a few grammatical errors I realized later...sorry.
I noticed an improvement in her Friday night and all day Saturday. Saturday night she was fussy, but most babies are in the evening. There was such a difference in her Snug even thanked God when praying for dinner that "Molly stopped crying". It was getting hard for everyone in the house.
I don't know for sure that wheat is the culprit. We'll see what the next few days are like.
Snug loves life. At eight years old, he is a big brother four times over, a role he takes very seriously. He loves to read, swim, run, play Legos, and hear stories. He is sensitive to the needs of others and has a very kind heart.
Little Monkey Man
Watch out world! This middle child is not about to be left out of anything! Formally known on this blog as "Baby J" he is a baby no longer. His sense of adventure is downright dangerous and he will push your buttons all day long. This six year old is very generous and has a sweet smile that will light up a room. Don't let him use his "eyes" on you or you may fall under his spell!
Four years old and quite the little lady. Not sure what we'll do with all of her emotions, but loving watching her grow. She loves ballet, preschool, and church and all of her friends-both real and stuffed variety.
She's three! Hard to believe how fast time goes by. She's my girl and she's demands lots of my love. Growing, changing, and making us all laugh (and scream...not gonna lie), this little one is so precious.
Oh this baby. Easiest one, cheeriest one. Laid back, happy, sweet.