1. Ellie and the constant having to pee - I asked the pedi about it at Clayton's 1 month appt and she said that is a really common thing when a toddler is constipated. We had already noticed she has been skipping a day or 2 in between poops and have increased her fruits. The pedi said the pressure on their bowels also is hitting the bladder and can make them confused thinking they have to pee. So I am happy that it is not an attention-type thing, but wanted to let you guys know in case anyone runs in to that in the future as well.
2. Clayton - she definitely thinks he has reflux. Prescribed him Zantac. DH is warry about giving him anything, but has agreed to give it a try for a week and then we will re-assess. The pedi said that unlike adult reflux, it isn't actually harming his throat (that was what I was worried about not treating), so that if we don't treat we aren't doing harm to him. But that it is uncomfortable - hence the screaming. We started last night - had an absolutely awful night. He cried for 3 hours - not straight, but anytime I stopped burping him. I was worried it was a med side effect. But today he had the best day yet - slept a ton and seemed happy for the most part while awake. So fingers crossed....
Oh and he is 11 pounds now, holy cow!
3. My tooth - Thanks for the responses. It is hard for me physically with the pain, but emotionally as well bc honestly I am really mad at the dentist that originally did the filling. I originally had an appointment for a root canal Feb 20 with an endodontic practice, but called and asked to be called if anyone cancelled before that. So my new appt is to go this Monday and I am so scared! But maybe this will put it behind me for good. Of course now I have to either go back to my original dentist (not the one I am mad at, but the one I left bc he isn't preferred on my insurance) which my mom made me feel like it would be akward since I left?? or find a new dentist (which freaks me out given my experience last time) because a general dentist needs to put on the crown in a couple weeks. Ugh, stupid tooth.