The First 3 Months

My word…. it goes so quickly doesn’t it!!? These first 3 months have flown by!

Fraser hasn’t had the easiest of starts but has still been an absolute dream. He was sleeping 4-5 hours a night from a week old. I, as most parents really love my sleep so have cherished this enormously! We have really been blessed in that respect as our older two children were also very good with their sleep!

 

Now this time around I’ve come across and am struggling with a couple of things I’ve not experienced before!! Reflux and Colic!! Wow! Like babies don’t create enough extra washing without throwing up over 5 different outfits a day! Haha!

It started when Fraser was about 2 weeks old. The vomit!! The sheer amount of baby vomit! HE was pretty much throwing up after every feed! Time to see a doc! The doctor advised us that from the symptoms we had described, Fraser has reflux! Well this was a new one to us! He prescribed Infant Gaviscon which was to be put into every feed. We saw the effects almost immediately, which was great. This lasted 3 whole days then the vomit returned! Back to the docs we went. This time we were advised that it could be an intolerance to the formula so we were prescribed a cows milk free formula. Wow that stuff was gross! It had the consistency and smell of a very thick cheese sauce! *gag* ….. it made absolutely no difference whatsoever and we tried it for the 2 weeks that we were told to so we switched back to his original formula. After a little while the vomiting subsided by itself. We were so relieved. Well…. for a while, until the colic kicked in! Another new thing for us!

 

 

At about 4 weeks old, one particular evening Fraser was VERY upset. He had been fed and changed, I had tried to burp him, nothing. I tried my hardest to comfort him, trying all sorts of positions holding him, walking around with him, over my legs, on my shoulder, in the pram… nope nothing worked, he was screaming the place down like I had never heard before. That kind of scream where their little faces go bright red and you are willing them to take a breath. It was awful and I felt bloody useless. I called 111 for advice because I had tried everything and I just did not know what else to do. They asked me a series of questions and by this point Fraser had been screaming or almost 2 hours solid. They said they were sending an ambulance, because he was so little they didn’t want to take any risks. PANIC MODE!!! I am crap at situations like this and stated crying on the phone, that then made my daughter cry, she’s 14 and was a real rock to me that night. Hubby was at work. The paramedics turned up and checked him over and within 5 minutes of them being there he stopped crying! How typical is that!?? They still wanted him to go to hospital to get checked over. All his stats seemed ok so that was something. Mum in Law came over to sit with the older two and I went with Fraser in the ambulance. Got to children A&E and the nurses done all the checks again, asked me a few questions, weighed him…. they couldn’t find a thing wrong with him! I felt like such an idiot!! They kept reassuring me that I had done the right thing. Just glad he was ok!

We have had so much fun and laughter with this little boy! He’s generally a very happy chappy! His 1st smile made me melt and his 1st proper laugh (a real belly chuckle!) actually made me cry! He’s so funny!

 

We still have the colic and reflux issues but we are battling through, the docs don’t appear to be listening but I’ve made the choice to change his milk to a comfort milk. There does seem to be less vomit but it hasn’t cleared completely. Its good to know that colic and reflux are both things he will eventually grow out of.

 

 

Fraser is also suffering from a touch of Plagiocephaly – Flat Head Syndrome. Another new thing to us!! We are following advise to correct it and it is slowly improving. Resting his head to the opposite side that is affected, holding him more, lots of tummy time, he absolutely loves sitting up and seeing whats going on around him at the moment so we’ve bought him a Fisher Price sit-me-up which he likes to sit in but not for too long. Hopefully it will continue to improve and no further action will be needed. In his cot we also use a BabyMoov Cosy Dream, its like a padded cushion/mat that he sleeps on thats moulded around the head and that helps prevent flat head syndrome too.

 

This boy loves his milk! He is on 8oz bottles 4 times a day… generally 9am – 1pm – 5pm – then 9pm then bath and bed! He sleeps right through now… 10 hours a night!! Very very blessed! I think he will be great by the time is comes to weaning. I’m not sure he will last until the full 6 months and I do really want to hold it off for as long as I possibly can. His older brother was a milk and food lover and used to scream when either had finished as he was enjoying it so much! LOL! I can see Fraser being the same! He already is with his milk!

Unlike his older siblings he really loves his baths! He loves to kick about in the water and loves being washed with lots of bubbles! Baby friendly bubbles of course! The older two used to scream the place down at bath time so this is a refreshing change!

 

So Fraser was 3 months old on the 28th July. He is smiling, laughing, holding toys for a short amount of time, he has discovered his hands, he has almost fully rolled from his back onto his front just one arm got stuck underneath him, he hasn’t managed the other way though just yet. He is vocal and starting to “shout”  especially when excited! He loves to watch the colours on the TV, he adores music!!

Despite all the throwing up he is gaining weight well. As of today he weighs 18lbs exactly! He is going to be a bruiser!!

 

Fraser is going to be such a character I can tell! His 1st 3 months have been great even if a little bit stressful. I can’t wait to see what the next 3 bring!!

 

 

 

 

21 thoughts on “The First 3 Months

  1. StressedMum says:

    Oh he is gorgeous, I remember the colic with my Daughter and being on the phone to my Mum for help. Glad it all seems to be settling down.

  2. Baby Isabella says:

    What a cutie! My mummy remembers when I was that young and she thought the reflux and colic would never end. Thankfully it did pass x

  3. Jenni says:

    He is so gorgeous! Not good about all the Reflux and Colic but the long sleeps are amazing!

  4. Sarah Bailey says:

    Oh my goodness he is such a cutie, I can’t believe it has been 3 months already – I’m sure you were only posting about your pregnancy on Facebook the other week!

  5. Ana De- Jesus says:

    Fraser is beautiful and its crazy that it has been three months already. Hoping that the colic and the reflux gets better x

  6. lisa prince says:

    aw how gorgeous , im sure you hear it all the time but he is , i wish all mine were as small still

  7. Jess says:

    As if he stopped crying 5 mins before they arrived, such a little rascal. Sounds like you’d been having a right old time of it. I hope he grows out of it soon enough. What a little cutie. You definitely did the right thing getting him checked, how your young lass wasn’t too shook up bless her.

  8. Lauretta at Home and Horizon says:

    He is an angel. My heart melts when I see babies. I wish you and Fraser well. Everything will be better. 🙂

  9. Mummy Times Two says:

    Sending you very much love from another reflux mummy. Reflux is incredibly hard, my eldest also has autism, the little man had reflux. It was something I blogged a lot about, for my sanity of nothing else.

  10. Gareth Torrance says:

    Our daughter had really bad colic for ages… And the reflux was actually really scary. When it finally passed, it was such a relief… But I’ll never forgot how scary it was to see her vomiting like that…

  11. Jen says:

    Such a gorgeous little boy. We hear about these things, such as reflux and colic, but there is no warning as to just how horrible it can be. I had a similar experience with my first son, who had colic, unbeknown to us until things got as extreme as you describe. We found Infacol helped. Hope things continue to improve.

  12. Rani says:

    He is absolutely stunning! It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to babies so going to A&E was a good choice x

  13. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes says:

    Aw Fraser is absolutely beautiful…congratulations! Hoping the colic and reflux ease soon for him (and you!) x

  14. MELANIE EDJOURIAN says:

    Oh dear mine had colic and reflux too so i know what you mean about the washing, it’s not fun. Hopeful it will pass soon. I can’t remember how long it lasted with mine but it doesn’t go on forever thankfully. You have a cute little man there x

  15. Mandi says:

    He is so gorgeous, fingers crossed that things get sorted with him now, some gps are pretty useless and you just have to keep pushing, thankfully the HV should get the referral done nice and quick and you will have your little one happy all the time, with a lot less sick!

  16. Stephanie Usher says:

    Congratulations on your little bundle of joy, he’s ever so precious! Here’s to the next three months! xx

  17. Dannii says:

    It goes so quickly doesn’t it. I am jealous of the sleep though – my daughter is 9 months old and is a terrible sleeper.

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