Tuesday, January 19, 2010

not eating

while i know the feeling of not being hungry when sick, today was a day with only one bottle for ben. one. that one bottle was actually 3 different bottles given to him an ounce at a time here and there. at a couple different points in the day, i also managed to give him some water in an eye dropper and some apple juice/water mix in a sippy cup. and between all these feedings and explosive diaper changes, i was googling "baby dehydration". nearing the end the day, i'm thinking that if he doesn't eat an entire bottle tomorrow morning, we'll be off to the doctor's office. all the vetran moms out there may be shaking their heads and snickering at me but i've given this sickness thing a few days now and i'm new. i need confirmation that all is well.

4 comments:

Under His Wings said...

no need to apologize for your concern. Babies dehydrate quickly and can't tell us how they are feeling. So being alert to his symptoms is a good thing. You're doing a good job there,mom. Keep it up!

theRachel said...

I'm not equipped to answer this question...but it sounds like you're doing a great job, mama!

Margaret said...

I'm not judging you; I'd be freaked out as well. But then, neither am I a "veteran mom."

Yvonne said...

Ya, totally not overreacting!! Ava ended up in the hospital for 3 days when she was 5 months old, for dehydration! Not cool and still my worst fear when it comes to the little babies! glad he's doing better now :)