Judd – 5 Months

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Weight: Over 16 pounds

Length: 26-1/4″ long

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Diaper Size: Size 2

Clothes Size: Most all of Judd’s clothes are 9 months, with the exception on some 6 month stuff.

Feeding: I started this month still nursing, everything was good. I said what no parent should ever say, “My kid hasn’t been sick yet this winter.” That came back to bite me. The last weekend of February hit us hard. Judd’s breathing became raspy, he had a low grade fever and we ended up with a diagnosis of RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Syndrome.) He spent 5 days on Prednisone, a week out of daycare, and his eating plummeted and we had to replace with Pedialyte. Judd spent a few days projectile vomiting up his feedings and was only taking about an ounce or two at a time only from a bottle. Nearing the end of this month, we are back on track but nothing is ‘normal.’ Each feeding at home is different for Judd, anywhere from 2 ounces to 6 ounces. We have now made the switch to a sensitive cow milk formula for all feedings, but now Judd is dealing with bouts of constipation, complicating everything.

Sleeping: Wow, we were making such strides with sleep or so I thought. Then BAM! Judd was hit with RSV and I felt like we were back at square one all over again. Judd is still sleeping in his Rock n’ Play and we are starting the crib sleep training all over again. Between the sickness followed by constipation, Judd is still waking up 2-4 times a night.

Family adjustment: What a rough month. We started out so well, but when the sickness hit, we were all worn out.

Likes: Having family here. We went to the St. Louis City Museum and he was such a good little guy.

Dislikes: Of course being sick. Poor little guy tries to be bubbly and happy even when he’s sick.

Milestones: On his 5 month birthday he started solid food and loved it! His first taste was avocado and he did so well, like he had known what to do all along.

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