Anyway, I took her to the pediatrician today because starting over the weekend, she started randomly screaming and could not be consoled for quite some time. This is very unusual behavior for her, so I wanted to have her checked out before I just assumed that she was throwing temper tantrums. Dr. Costello checked her over and said that everything looked good. He was feeling under her chin for her thyroids, looked at her, and said "My, you're gotten fat." I was so pleased to hear him say that after soooo many appointments of doctors and nurses looking at me like I wasn't feeding my baby because her weight gain was so slow. She is really taking off. While we were there, I told him my frustrations that I shared in an earlier post about the cardio doctors. The thing that I love about our pediatrician is that he is checking on it for me. Not just because I asked, but because he wants to know why. Isn't that great? I really feel like he is looking out for us. Anyway, back to the screaming. Our conclusion is that she is just going through a phase- maybe a growth spurt, maybe a developmental breakthrough. Hard to tell, really. It is hard not to spoil a child who has gone through a lot physically, but I think that we are in for some screaming matches. Where did my sweet baby go? Hopefully her easy going disposition will be back soon. I do feel much assured after having her checked out first, though. Never can be too safe- especially when you are only weeks from a heart surgery.
Here are some pics from today. All dressed up to go see the doctor!
We started her on some diluted prune juice to help with the switch to formula (yes, we made the switch....still going halvsies with breast milk, but the switch is started. trying hard not to feel guilty about this) anyway, she LOVED the prune juice. If her arms were just a bit longer, she would have reached out and grabbed the bottle here in the pic!