I'm up early this morning and it's not because my baby is awake. Yesterday was a stressful day and I have a lot on my mind. Two things I googled this morning: how to clean up fire extinguisher powder and stress and milk supply.
First, we had a mini fire in our apartment yesterday. The fan in the bathroom melted and caught on fire. I got Logan out of the house and used the fire extinguisher to get it out. The fire didn't do any damage (besides the fan) but the residue has been horrible to clean up. Our house is being ventilated and I spent all last night cleaning every corner with soapy water. The bathroom has no windows so its made it even worse. I feel like my lungs have inhaled all this gunk, but I worry most for Logan. We'll be spending lots of time outside today.
Second, I have been worrying about my milk supply for the last month, and my suspisions were confirmed yesterday at Logan's 4 month appointment. It's not that he's starving, but his weight has gone done from the 90% to the 50%th. It's enough to bring him back in a month to make sure the trend stops. My pediatrician recommended a formula supplement once a day so he can get extra calories. I'm kinda freaking out about this. I really wanted to breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months and if I was to give him anything additional, it would be rice cereal. I have a breast pump and I use it 1-2 times a day. Everytime I pump I only get 1-2 oz. So, I think I'll use Similac and see how it goes. It still makes me sad.
One thing that makes me smile is this: my sweet little Logan is 4 months old!
Weight: 14 lbs 8 oz - 50%
Length: 26 3/4 inches - 95%
Head Circumference: 16 3/4 inches - 60%
Talking to Mommy and Daddy
Walks in his stroller
Playing "5 Little Monkeys"
Being read to (Very Hungry Catepillar is a favorite)
Kicking his legs
Sleeping on his tummy
Touching people's faces
Watching movies on TV (especially puppets)