I was hoping that this morning’s barf was an isolated incident. It looked that way when he downed lunch withhout hesitation. He took normal naps and acted normally all day.
But at dinner tonight, it happened again. He was crying during dinner, which I attributed to being tired, and I had to sing to him the whole time to keep him calm. He kept eating fine, though, so I assumed he was okay other than being tired.
Then the gag started. I caught the first round of regurgitated peas in his bib. When it seemed like he was done, I debated feeding him again. Then round two started, this time down his front, minus the bib. We started the clean-up, I changed his icky clothes and pulled him out of his chair so I could clean it. Then while sitting on the floor in his diaper, round three hit. I have yet another spot on the carpet for M to use his precious spot-cleaner on.
I threw away the rest of the peas. I’d seen enough of them the second time around that I couldn’t have fed them to him if he’d wanted them. Oddly enough, both PJ and I were done eating dinner at this point as well.
He checked out just fine at the doctor, though. That’s the funny part. I mentioned the puking incident, and the doctor brushed it off, willing to blame it on a reaction to some food. He hadn’t had any new foods over the last few days, so I knew that couldn’t be the answer. But since he was acting fine, I didn’t push the doctor for a more logical answer.
My suspicion is drainage. I’ve had some worse allergy problems than usual, and BabyN probably does too. That last round of barf was mucousy. I tend to get an icky belly when it’s full of drainage too, so it makes sense to me that it could be making BabyN puke.
If it happens again tomorrow, I guess I’ll be calling the doctor back for advice. I’m not sure what I can do to help control the drainage. Is there any kind of allergy medicine I’m allowed to give him? Until I know, I guess I’ll just keep offering small amounts of food every few hours. He seems to be okay as long as I don’t pressure him to eat when he acts like he’s uncomfortable with it.
I guess the little bit of vomit I’ve actually dealt with today doesn’t quite make it a pukefest yet, but considering how little true vomit I’ve ever handled before (other than my own), this is definitely a huge deal to me. I just hope I’m not jinxing myself for a REAL vomit-fest after calling this one.