Been a busy week. When Sorley got weighed last Tue he had only put on 2 ounces in a week so there was definately a problem with his weight, the health visitor said that if his weight didn't improve I'd have to move him onto formula milk. Feeling a bit upset and confused as to what was going on I was determined to get to the bottom of it before moving onto formula.
I thought he wasn't feeding well because he was teething, or wasn't hungry or that my milk supply had run out. So after trying to feed him I then expressed an absolute tonne so there was no problem with my supply, I then fed him the expressed milk in a bottle and he gobbled it down no problem as if he was starving.
To cut a long story short S is suffering from a bad case of reflux, I had been feeding with him lying down on a pillow since birth and after every feed he was bringing most of it back up. So now I simply feed him sitting upright and don't lie him down for about an hour after each feed.
So I've spent the last week non-stop feeding a very hungry boy and S has put on a whopping 8 ounces and it's so good to see him back to his happy wee self. It has been quite stressful, not knowing what was wrong with him and such a relief when, after much prayer, the answer revealed itself.
We've also been blessed this week: last month we had to scrap our car, done nothing but pour money we don't have into it for the last year and finally couldn't afford to keep up with the repairs. However this week a couple in our church gave us a fine working car for nothing which they've just paid to put through its MOT and on top of that they gave us a further £100 to get the car serviced to make sure there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. How amazing is that!
Hubby is on his hols at the moment and it's great having a helping hand about. With S doing well we're thinking about going away for a couple of days next week and see some of our lovely country!
Here's a pic of my healthy boy: I've been there and he's got the t-shirt!