So, the babies have not stopped having shitfits just about every night around 6 but I’m managing. And Sadie is also not growing adequatly. She is still shy of 8 pounds and it’s a pretty scary situation to me. But then again, running low on apricot beer is a scary situation for me so it’s possible that I’m overreacting. Because I can’t seem to stay away from my pediatrician’s office for more than a week at a time, I’m bringing them back in on Friday. At my last appointment I asked my doctor if I should buy a scale so I could weigh her and he said no because I would probably get obsessed. How did he know that about me? Am I that obvious? I must’ve had that slightly desperate look in my eye that said, “You know what would be great? A Google alert everytime my baby puts on an ounce.”
My doctor said that he too is worried about Sadie’s slow gaining and that he wants to take “more aggressive measures” to find out what’s going on. What does that mean? Of course I asked but he said he needs to see her again to decide what to do. Apparently supplementing the formula is not the way to go –at this point I want to give her a Quarter Pounder with cheese. Of course I’m driving myself crazy with my Preemies book and the Internet trying to diagnose her myself but it’s pretty difficult to determine. She just doesn’t eat very much. It’s not like she’s guzzling down formula but not gaining weight – she’s not eating enough. Anyone else had this problem? I’m scared.