Mr. Ben has not pooped in 11 days. We went to the doctor yesterday and they said to do a suppository. So we did one last night, still no poop. So we did another this morning, no poop yet.
We didn't see our regular doctor, we saw some other lady that was also a lactation consultant. She weighed Ben then announced that he is only gaining twelve grams a day. I told her no, he's gaining about 5 ounces a week so that's about 20 grams a day, I weigh him every single week. She insisted I was wrong. Whatever I guess. She thinks he needs formula because her preemie was on formula. So I'm supposed to weigh him next week and call the weight in. It's a math error on her part (she tried to do it in her head).
Anyway, back to the poop. I asked in a breast feeding forum if anyone else has had experience with this - one lady said her kid regularly pooped once every 14 days! And that if they don't need to poop, the suppositories won't work. He isn't super fussy, straining to poop, or acting abnormally so I don't know.
He seems fine for the most part. He's been a little fussy, but part of that is because he isn't sleeping well during the day because I'm working hard to get him to nap in his bassinet. So far, he will usually take his first nap in the bassinet, about 45 minutes. Then after that it's a crap shoot. Yesterday I tried for an hour to get him down in his bassinet, once he finally went down he only slept thirty minutes. Ugh.
Before all this he would usually take three 1.5 to 2 hour naps every day. Yesterday I bet he napped a total of 2 hours the entire day.
I don't know what I'm doing wrong with the whole sleeping in the bassinet thing. Maybe he's just not ready. In the meantime I'm getting nothing done around the house and it's frustrating!
But he's sleeping way better at night! Last night I got a 3.5 hour stretch of sleep which was amazing! So at least I'm not exhausted.
Yesterday the kids' preschool called me because M had a bug bite on her arm. Well I don't know what that thing is, but it doesn't look like a bug bite! It's the size of a golf ball, red, and raised up a little bit. I'm convinced it's either a spider bite or ring worm. Sad to say I hope it's a spider bite - at least those aren't contagious! So we are all trekking back to the doctor today to get that looked at. Did I mention that I took the little four to the doctor yesterday? In the pouring rain? Yeah that was fun. Maybe today it won't be raining.
I guess that's it. Today I hope I get to change a dirty diaper - I don't say that very often! :)