It's been a while.
It is safe to say we aren't getting much sleep around here! I had scheduled out a lot of my prior posts, and I'm glad that I did because whew - it's hard catching things up on here at the moment!
We have had some rough nights this past week or so and ended up taking Will to the doctor during walk in hours last Saturday because he just wasn't sleeping like a normal newborn should - during the day or at night. He nurses nearly every 2 hours, sometimes 3 at night. He is, in general, a more fussy, gassy, and perhaps just a more high-needs baby than Chase was. Wes and I found ourselves unable to comfort him on several occasions and kept asking "Are they just that different? Or have we just forgotten how it is to have a newborn?"
We suspected a bit of colic, but he doesn't scream non-stop for hours on end - just when he's tired really - and then it's hard to get him to give in to the need for sleep. We also think he could have a bit of reflux. He makes some gagging/gurgling sounds when we put him down after night feedings. We are trying to keep him elevated a bit after nursing and we have also elevated one side of the bassinet to help ease some discomfort. We have his one month appointment next week and we will go over all of his symptoms and go from there.
I have cut out dairy from my diet. It's been a week and a half. No cheese, milk, ice cream, yogurts. I am not doing a 100% dairy free, as in breads, lunch meats, etc. So far no real connection has been made with the gassiness/fussiness. The doctor thought it was unlikely that it was from my breast milk as his stools are normal and he's gaining weight. (YAY!)
So for now, we do our best to get him to nap during the day and evening fussy times and we pray he isn't developing reflux.
The days are long - but I know these months will be short! :)
Keeping it real: sans makeup, dark circles and all!
I wear Will a lot. A lot a lot a lot!
Love the Ergo, it has been the most used item besides diapers.
He falls asleep very quickly in it, and for that we are thankful.
this guy. always willing to help out in the kitchen!