Tonight I am a worried mama. Ryan isnt growing.. at all. He hasnt grown an inch or gained an ounce in months and he is making me super stressed out! He is still only 20 lbs!
He wont drink milk at all which isnt helping. I have tried everything! Making a smoothie with whole milk and frozen fruit, 1%, warm, cold, in a sippy, in a cup, I have even tried "starving" him out and taking away his sippies with water in them, he got really dehydrated and cranky but still wouldnt drink it! He is so stubborn.
When he was little I gave him bottles with mommy milk that I pumped but after 3 months he was done with that. I bought every bottle under the sun and still he wouldn't take it unless he nursed. He is so stubborn. So I wouldnt mind pumping still and giving him milk that way but he wont come near it.. weirdo.
So dear friends, when you ask me if I am done nursing and I say yes.. I am lying to you. (that probably should have been a friday confessional) Yes I know he is practically old enough to drive a car but its the only way he will get the milk he needs and so its super hard to take that away. If he would drink normal milk I would stop in a second. I only nurse him every other day or so but I feel like I am helping a little bit. So sorry friends I hope you forgive me.
Other than that he is sleeping A LOT. Which is super out of the ordinary for him. He goes to bed at 8pm and wakes up around 9:30.. there have even been days where he doesnt wake up til 10. He is also back to taking 2 long naps everyday. Its great for me, I am finally catching up on the sleep I havent got the last 15 months but it also makes me super worried that something is wrong.
He is still his happy smiley self but not all the time. He is way more mellow these days. Maybe I am just over reacting but I called his ped's nurse today and she sounded worried as well. I will have to take him in this week to get checked out.
I hope my baby is ok.
In other news.... He sleep walks. Well it would be sleep walking if he wasnt in a crib but last night I brought him into our bed around midnight and he was so silly. He would sit up and crawl around and then just fall back on the bed. He also started to laugh super hard a few times. He was clearly still asleep it was crazy! He just giggled and moved around so much. Then he would sit up and stare at me but no lights were on. He was totally out of it. Crazy kid he is staying in a crib til hes 10.