So just after my little gal hit 4 months she started to wake up around 4:30 AM wanting food. This may not be strange behavior for most 4 month olds, but for my kiddo, who had been sleeping through the night since 6 weeks, it was not cool! Since I'm breastfeeding, I thought perhaps she wasn't getting enough to eat. After all, you can't measure what they are eating from your breast as you can with a bottle. My mom suggested we start giving her some rice cereal. So we busted out the video camera, still camera and camera phones and started feeding. She LOVED it! So we continued giving it to her twice a day. She was sleeping through the night again but then she stopped pooping...TMI?? The rice was backing her up, so we stopped with the rice cereal and after 2 days, she started pooping again. Who knew I would ever be praying for poop! She started waking up again, so we tried....
Heaven sent! All systems (literally) were a go again :) Sleeping and pooping like a champ. Now we just just need to get her to gain weight. So we are also doing squash and carrots three times a day. Fingers crossed that she starts gaining weight.