Wednesday, September 9, 2009

All About Noah: The Third Six Months

This post should bring me up to where we were when I started this blog a year ago. (I know, I haven't posted in over a year, but I kind of lost my password.)

So Noah turned 1 and things were okay. He was saying a few words, mostly daddy and ball. He began walking at 13 months. He seemed to be doing well. Except....He didn't really play with anything. I mean he played, but mostly by turning cars over and spinning the wheels. He was very quiet. He was content to spend most of his time alone. He never let us know he was thirsty or hungry. We just had to go on a schedule. He didn't point to things he was interested in or bring us things to show us. We didn't know what was normal for a 1 year old. Noah was our first child, but something definitely didn't seem right.

We still had the same issues with chunky textures. He was over a year old and still couldn't eat Stage 3 baby food. When he turned 1, we started him on whole milk. Almost immediately Noah began vomiting frequently. He seemed to have this dazed look in his eyes most of the time and just didn't interact with us. The pediatrician said the same old thing, "he'll grow out of it, back off the milk for a little while." We didn't know what to do. We just kind of went with the flow and followed the pediatrician's advice. We put Noah back on milk-based formula, but things didn't improve much. He still vomited, maybe not as frequently but he still did.

Finally in May of 2008, we finally began to get some answers to what was going on with Noah.