A couple weeks ago, Nathan went in for his 4 month exam - and also Mama's nervous breakdown (vaccines). After struggling to put on weight after birth, Nathan has reached the 50th percentile. Awesome. He was a little underweight the first two months, and then in the 20th percentile the 3rd month. Now? He's a chunk --- 14 1/2 lbs. Probably over 15 lbs. now. Rock on, little man.
The acid reflux does not appear to be improving. His pediatrician changed him from Axid to Prevacid. Poor kid. The struggles come and go.
The most notable thing about the exam was the doctor's comment about Nathan's papier mache skin. Nathan's skin was ridiculously dry at birth. My doctor said it was likely because the amniotic fluid got low. All of that skin sloughed off and then he got baby eczema. His face was so dry that he would scratch until he bled while sleeping. The kid is in a constant state of greasiness because we use so much Aquaphor.
Anyhoo, the doctor was all "hmm... his skin is really bad. How do you feel about changing your diet?" As if I was going to say no. So, as of 5/29, I've been dairy-free. Until yesterday. Without thinking, I added cream to my coffee and ate a sugar cookie. (It was a polar bear and so cute! Nom, nom, I eat your head.)
Hopefully the kid won't burst into flames.