He liked eating them just fine, but when he started screaming his head off to say he was done, the screaming didn't stop for 2 hours. I tried giving him water to helps wash it down. The result, he puked up the water all over me and continued puking green beans until bedtime. He was not a happy camper. They gave him gas too. I haven't given him any more green beans since, but we'll try again in a few days. He also got REALLY REALLY constipated. It took well over 48 hours for him to go...I think he neared 60 hours. He was extremely unhappy all day Saturday. At one point he screamed for an hour and a half straight. I don't mean the kind of scream that says "I'm tired" or "I'm hungry." This was pure pain with him trying to to poop. Poor boy. I recorded the sound to send to Kain at the game store in order to justify why I wasn't leaving the house. I'll see if I can get that up too. It's pretty bad.
Anyway...With the green bean debacle and constipation, I decided to listen to the doctor. He said I could try baby prunes to help him get things moving. Which to me says that I don't HAVE to start with the veggies. You know, veggies hurt my stomach too. Something about acid reflux and something in veggies tears me up. So I suppose it is the same for him. Fruits on the other hand hardly ever bother me. It appears they don't bother him either. He scarfed up those prunes today (video on the Videos page). He even smiled while eating them. He never started screaming while eating them, so it was hard to tell that he was done. I just decided to stop making an even bigger mess really. He had it ALL OVER him. It was hilarious. I have a picture of the finished eating scene.
He laughed at me laughing at him. It was a good time. An hour after starting the prunes, he started rubbing his eyes and i put him in the swing. Now he's been asleep for almost an hour. He keeps trying to wake up, but hasn't yet. I guess prunes are filling. Honestly, since he finally got unblocked, he's been pretty happy. Sleeping a reasonable amount too. I guess he's growing again. I was told that when he sleeps a lot, he's growing and when he acts up like crazy, something is about to change. So far it has held true every time. When he gets super cranky (no matter what the cause), he does something new like walk in his walker, laugh, roll onto his side, and act like he is trying to chew food. Well since he just learned to roll from his belly to back and has been trying so hard to go the other direction, maybe that will be the big change. He also has a tooth coming in, so that could be a big change...He's also trying to form words. That would be fantastic. =) He watches your mouth so intently and moves his lips making sounds, just not the right ones yet. He wants to talk so bad. He says "Gee" for everything right now, but he is working on the "ungee" at food time. Very soon I think. We also are starting to weed out his 3-6 month clothes. Time for 6-9 month cause he is such a BIG boy.
Well since he is still napping, I want to put a few comparisons of his size to his daddy.
|Born 7 lbs 15 oz & 21 inches||Born 7 lbs 11 oz & 20 inches|
|1 mo. 10 lbs 6 oz & 22 inches||1 mo. 10 lbs & 3 oz (I think, but just under Drake)|
|2 mo. 13 lbs 2 oz & 24.25 inches||2 mo. over 13 lbs & 24 inches|
|3 mo. 14 lbs 15 oz||3 mo. I think he was about 15 lbs|
|4 mo. 17 lbs 6.5 oz & 26.5 inches||4 mo. 17 lbs 2 oz (I think) & 26 inches|
When I was looking at Daddy's baby book this weekend, the differences between them could VERY easily be explained by Drake being 9 days late and Daddy being born 1 day late. It's amazing how similar they are.
Time to feed Drake and tried to get something done around the house.