Preparing…

Getting ready for Baby Miller #2 has been anything BUT whimsical. Part of the reason why I have been MIA.

After vacation and Theodore’s first birthday we all came home to North Carolina and hit the ground running. My husband and I were making a good pace, but Theodore decided, yet again, to take his own.

This causing my “plan” to be off schedule. You would think, by now, that I would understand planning is a recipe for disaster…..but I never follow suit.

So instead of getting things ready we have spent countless minutes and hours trying to understand Theodore’s feeding.

To catch you up…

Before Theodore turned a year old Keith, I and Theodore’s team of doctors decided that we would keep him on formula to continue giving him the extra nutrients. Nonetheless, we would switch from him infant sensitive formula to toddler formula.

Initially we tried a standard formula and he was eating it but you could tell it wasn’t his favorite. Then he quit drinking, all together. So we started trying all types of toddler formula. NONE I mean NONE were suiting him.

We went to the doctor in fear of teething, ear ache or any other answer….. And well…..we received the diagnosis of possible continued milk protein intolerance and STUBBORNNESS!!

They were worried because he has not gained any weight but has grown pretty much 2 inches in less than a months. Soooo…. The mystery continues and he needs to be drinking, drinking, DRINKING!!!
A few days in and no drinking/fluids we tried giving him his old infant formula! It didnt work initially and we had to find another avanue. So….. while we feed him his old formula and we massage his jaw while he eats!! He has since been drinking but you have to hold his jaw.

i did this on a fluke and it WORKED!!

Weird, right???

After googling it we found that is is not as rare as we think. Some babies jaws hurt while they are teething and with Theodore’s low muscle tone it is causing him more stress on his jaw.

Because of this and it being weird we still are going to find further consultation. Let’s all pray for answers.

So now, in the midst of figuring Theodore out I started deep cleaning and I finally have finished some hospital packing….although a great deal of laundry needs to be completed…..any takers????

Since we have two weeks until the due date we all……

We are trying to remain calm and continue our daily lives. This includes getting Theodore signed up for therapy in NC, getting the room ready for the baby(crafting, DIYing, organizing) making sure we have the proper baby items in the house and continuing with all doctors apts.

I am fearful of the change that the new baby may bring to Theodore. However, I have to keep an open mind and know this is the plan that was chosen for us.

Now we will, Report to Duty, in settling back in and getting ready for the baby! We also will continue to encourage growth for Theodore.

Until Next time,

Reporting to Duty
Xox

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