Friday, October 13, 2006
Yesterday marked Isabella's one month milestone. This past week has been a roller coaster. She is much more alert throughout the day; I just wish she weren't fussy the entire time. Anytime she is awake she is kicking around, grunting, crying and wanting to be held and comforted. As I'm researching online, I begin to self diagnose her discomfort. I think it may be my diet. Many asian babies are intolerant of the proteins in cow's milk. On Sunday, we noticed a rash developing on her face and it seemed to spread to her cheeks and ears. So as of now I've cut out all dairy products to see if she is more comfortable.
Her fussiness seems to get worse and worse at night. As a new mom, I of course make the first appointment I can with the doctor. Well, the visit was yesterday and the good news is that she now weighs 9lbs. 11oz. (with her clothes and diaper on). So I know she is feeding well!!! The bad news...the doctor has no explanation for the rash. And he doesn't comfort me much with her fussiness other than to say that it is normal (not something a new mom wants to hear; no...we want to hear that the doctor is concerned, looking into the problem and finds a cure!) Well, gotta run...the baby calls.