Baby J is teething and I mean really teething. He has 4 teeth coming in at the same time. Everything has been pretty good up until this past week. We now have 6-8 dirty diapers a day (not including any wet ones!) so cloth diapering is on hold! We also now have occasional spit-ups. And to top that off he has absolutely refused to eat anything on a spoon for about 4 days now. He will eat cheerios and yogurt melts but that is really about it. In a nut shell- he feels miserable. And according to the doctor, this is all normal for a teething baby and will probably last 1-2 weeks. 😦
Last night around 1:30am I woke up to hear him moaning in bed. He was on his hands and knees rocking back and forth and just moaning. I figured it was his gums hurting. Normally I would leave him alone if he isn’t crying but mother’s instinct told me to go get him. Once I picked him up and went ahead and changed his diaper he threw up, poor little guy. Yet he was SO happy once he threw up. It actually looked like spit up but I will classify it as throw up as it had been over 6 hours since he ate. So my happy little boy drank some water and went back to sleep. He doesn’t seem sick or act sick or look sick! Which I am so happy about. I am blaming everything on the teething.
Feeding him baby food has become this huge challenge in the past few days. If I do get around him slapping the spoon down and get the food in his mouth, he cries; literally cries and big tear drops form and I can see this look in his face of “mommy, how could you?” *sigh* So we may have to put the baby food/puree on hold for awhile and just eat puffs, cheerios, and yogurt melts at breakfast lunch and supper. He IS getting all his nutrients from his bottles so I am not worried. I’m just impatient for him to feel like himself again!