I wish I could say these past two months have been the happiest of my life, but they haven't been. Finn has been refusing to eat and acting upset during feedings for a long time now (I just thought he was being really fussy). Shouldn't all babies love to eat? For awhile we thought maybe it was an allergy. So we tried all different types of formulas. But nothing has worked yet. Most days we both end up crying.
My worst fears were confirmed when we went to the doctor today to get him weighed. He tops out at a whopping 5 lbs 14 oz. The doctor thinks he probably has reflux. He is having a real hard time gaining weight because it hurts so bad during his feedings and after them. We fed him this morning at 9 am and he didn't really eat again until 6 pm. He coughs, wheezes and gags constantly. It breaks my heart to see him in so much pain.
His doctor prescribed a medication that will hopefully work. If not we'll try another medication. We pray that something works and that he continues to grow and do well.
On a lighter note, I am so grateful to have a child with such a minor problem. There are so many babies and families out there that struggle a lot more than we are.