Tonya - posted on 10/22/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
I am the mother of a beautiful 3 month old girl. She is my first so I have a million questions that I am hoping some other mothers' can help me out with. First of all, I want to get her ears pierced, but is there anything that I need to know like what to do if they are irritated, or any advice that I need to know that I can't think of. Also, she eats as much as her father which is 6'2" (not really but seems like it). She eats every two hours and anywhere from 3-4 ounces. I am only breastfeeding 1-2 times a day, but seriously, is this normal? I try binkies, she isn't really into them, and she isn't really fussy until she gets hungry. My husband was making her a bottle last night while I was holding her, and it was like holding a hoover vacuum, she was sucking on my neck, chin, shirt. I really don't know what to do because her pediatrician says that her stomach is still really little and shouldn't be eating that much. But if I don't, thats when it all goes down hill. Like I said, besides that she is the happiest, smiliest baby that I've ever seen. Another question, I noticed a couple of days ago that while changing her diaper after she woke from sleeping all night, that the urine smelled REALLY strong. Since I like to call her pediatrician all of the time because I don't know what is normal or not (I can hear him rolling his eyes at me, in a funny way though, he's a great, caring doctor) they said for me to give her pedialyte since it is cold out and the air is really dry. I haven't noticed any change in her urine, but she does have a nice addiction to orange pedialyte now. Anyone ever have the strong urine smell? It's primarily in the morning, she does sleep from about 10 pm to around 7 am, so I don't change her diaper during sleepytime (her doc said not to wake her, she will be fine because I used to). Any other advice is by far more than welcome, she is my first and we are both learning. Thanks everyone!