My DS is 3 1/2 months old. I know it is normal, but the last few days, he is SO distracted. And I know there is another thread about it that was posted recently, and I did read it, but it didn't make me feel much better?
First, he refuses to nurse side-lying anymore. Bah. It was almost the only way we nursed when we were at home, but now I can see as soon as he starts to drift off he jerks himself awake and stops eating. So it seems he's stopping nursing because he is fighting sleep.
But even when we're not side-lying, this little guy is so distracted. I feel like he spends the whole nursing session (which is normally only 5 minutes) trying to get my attention, and if the cat jumps on the bed, or the dryer beeps, a piece of my hair falls in front of his face, forget it. Sometimes he'll come back to it, and sometimes he won't. We have been trying to nurse with as few distractions as possible, but that doesn't even work sometimes. And outside of the house has been a major failure.
His urine output has been pretty normal, I guess. He wears cloth and its kind of hard to tell. He hasn't been pooping, which isn't normal for him, but it wasn't something I was worried about (should I?).
I guess I'm just wondering when I should start worrying about him. He's already pretty small, but at his last appointment (a month ago), he was on track as far as weight gain. I'm just worried that I'm going to bring him for his 4 month appointment in a month, and they're going to tell me he isn't gaining enough, and by then we'll be too far gone. Of course, I've been weighing him with me on our scale (I know, I know), and his weight hasn't changed in awhile, so that's making me more nervous.
I just feel like the distractibility is only going to get worse as he gets older, I'm not sure what to do.