News at Home: COVID Quarantine Week 21
This week was EXHAUSTING. On the plus, we’ve officially dropped Dante’s dreamfeed (bottle at 11/11:30 p.m. to help him sleep all night). He just wasn’t interested in it and Kiko was having a hard time waking him up, so we decided to try without it. He’s gone over a week now and has slept every night about 11 hours. WOOT! *knocks on wood* If he keeps it up another week, I’m going to talk to Kiko about splitting the weekend wake ups, since he doesn’t have to stay up late to do the dream feed anymore. It would be amazing to be able to sleep in 1 day a week!
So other than that, Dante has been challenging this week (which is really unusual for him). He suddenly stopped being interested in his bottles on Monday. I threw out so much formula because he was just not drinking it like he used to. He’s gone from 2 solid food meals a day to 3, which is great since at 12 months (about 6 weeks away) he’ll be transitioning to whole milk. But it threw me for a loop.
So Tuesday I was all ready to give him 3 bottles a day instead of 5 and he didn’t even want that. Baby was fussy. Crying and unhappy and just not himself. No fever. No symptoms. Finally realized he was teething bad. So did some Tylenol and Motrin and the fussiness stopped, managed to get 21 oz in him (he had been drinking 28-30 oz a day).
Wednesday he started off okay, drank a morning bottle good. Ate his breakfast and lunch. Managed to get him to drink a little bit of formula with his lunch. He napped well – which is amazing me. He has always gone to nap with a bottle right before to help him get sleepy. But always awake, so he’d learn to put himself to sleep. Well, now he doesn’t get a bottle before nap, he just goes to sleep no bottle! After his nap he had his follow up Dr’s appointment from his surgery. I was so anxious about this one appointment because we’ve been afraid that the surgery wasn’t effective. Turns out, he’s perfect and it’s just still healing and the stitch is making things look worse than they are. Relief!! After Dr. I managed to get him to drink another couple ounces. But at bedtime he did not want his bottle with me in the bedroom, like we normally do. Kiko gave it to him in the living room and we managed to get 6 oz down with a bit of begging. He only drank 17 oz all day… a full 10+ less oz than normal. So I was getting anxious.
Thursday morning he refused all but 2 oz of his morning bottle. I coerced him throughout the day and managed to get him to a grand total of 17 oz by bedtime. 2 oz here, 2 oz there. I was getting worried. He’s not quite old enough to be fully off formula. Friday morning he refused his bottle again and I called the nurse advice line at his doctor and they told me he needed to get in 18 oz a day typically to get the nutrients he needed. And he hadn’t done that since Tuesday… which in talking to them also happened to be the last day he had a bowel movement. Y’all he was constipated and that was why he didn’t want his formula!
So Friday we introduced the miracle of miralax, which is apparently harmless. And he’s been cleaning out and finally drinking! We’re still only getting in like 18-19 oz a day and Saturday night the last bottle was a bit of a fight. But it’s not as rough as it was.
On Saturday we also went to a friend’s house – also very strictly quarantined – and had a play date. Dante got in a baby pool for the first time and had a blast. I’m thankful to have a couple friends with kids who are being as strict as we are so that we have the opportunity to get together occasionally (last time was in June), because the kids really do need socialization. Especially for Dante, who doesn’t have young siblings at home, these moments are so special. Check out our wonderful time:
Oh and I’ve been continuing to binge watch Married at First Sight. I love the ridiculous show and I’m on season 10 now. We also watched a couple funny movies this week (we’re trying to watch a movie with dinner on Fridays and Saturdays – kind of replacing date night since that’s not happening in 2020). On Netflix we watched The Wrong Missy and then on Amazon Prime Video we watched All Nighter. Both surprised us and made us laugh a lot.
Despite a rough week, I actually did some blogging this week. No visiting, but I hope to do that today. I did write posts for the upcoming week and might be finding a rhythm? I hope!
We posted Fall Registration for #2020HW this week, as well as Can You Read a Series in a Month? which is coming again in September. I hope you can join us for one or both! I need to pick out a series! This challenge is a favorite of mine 🙂
Last Week on the Blog
- [3 Aug] Register for your Fall Semester #2020HW
- [4 Aug] Can you read a series in a Month? September 2020 Join the Challenge! #Signup #SeriesinaMonth
- [7 Aug] #FitReaders ~ Committed For August 2020
- [8 Aug] #MyTBRL ~ Let’s Get Spooky in August Winner!
- [9 Aug] Sunday Post with Berls | COVID Quarantine Week 21
- [9 Aug] The Sunday Post ~ Who am I right now?!?! ~ Week in READview!
Coming Next Week From Me
OMG Ya’ll, I actually have posts scheduled for next week!!!
Sunday Post with Berls | COVID Quarantine Week 21
Tell Me Something Tuesday
Just a Few #COYER Book Club Reviews
Fit Readers Update