Sorry in advance for the book....
Okay, my ds is almost 5 months old (21 weeks), and I have felt that he is very healthy...until now. Yesterday when he woke up to eat (at 5:30 am) he stretched and I could feel EVERY rib!! Now, I'm noticing constantly how obvious his ribs are. He has never been pudgy, but at his 4 month check up he was 13 lbs, 13 oz (he was 6 lbs, 11.5 oz at birth--at 35 weeks), and that was in the 25-50 percentile. Now, though, with his ribs sticking out, I'm really worried. This is his schedule:
Somewhere between 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. he wakes up to eat.
He gets a 5 oz bottle of BM at day care three hours later (goes to day care at 7 am), and has two more 5 oz bottles every three hours throughout his day.
He nurses when we get home (usually around 4:30 pm)
He has a few bites (may 1/4 teaspoon) of cereal mixed with BM (if available, if not, I use formula) at around 6 p.m.
He nurses before bed, and falls asleep at the breast at 7:30 p.m. (sometimes earlier if he is tired).
He sleeps through the night.
Is he getting enough to eat? His diapers are normal, both urine production and BMs. I do notice his diaper is pretty dry when he wakes up, but if left for 30 minutes (which my df did once), its soaked. I think he just doesn't pee during the night, then unloads when he wakes up.
He is a very happy baby, and really doesn't cry very often. He sucks on his fist/thumb/fingers a lot, and likes to chew on his bib. However, if I give him the breast, he will suck for a minute, then pull off and suck on his fingers again. I have tried removing his fingers and giving him the nipple again, but he just switches back to his fingers. I took that to mean he wasn't hungry--that he just wanted something to suck on.
Is my baby okay?! I'm really starting to worry about this...