Sunday, April 27, 2008
We are so proud of you Matthew!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
First is the swing, strategically placed in a room close to the kitchen, where I am most of the time, but not close enough to bother her sleeping. Unfortunately, I did not take into account how close the tv is to the swing. So Holly has become accustom to a nice blue flickering blur as she swings and at the age of 3 mos could recognize the theme songs to Curious George and MASH.
And now, an impulse purchase, something people striving for a simple life should never do. I have introduced Holly to the ADD chair. I have been searching for something, anything that Holly would sit in, not choke and gasp with spit up, and stay for a little bit. One day, I took a few minutes to go to Big Lots and buy this chair:
The lights, bells, rattles, not to mention the rocking motion every time she moves. Oh, and the children who stop in the kitchen to play and dance and bounce around the chair. The plain simple walker that I really wanted is now on sale at Big Lots for half the cost of our ADD chair.
Hopefully, Holly will grow to appreciate the quiet of a summer evening, the peace of a restful boring Sunday afternoon, snuggling under the covers with a good book on a rainy day, despite the errors her parents make in these early days.
I will post about the effects of Sleep Deprivation on decision making another time :-) Remember that if you really want a particular something, it is worth waiting. Never buy on impulse!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Holly may actually be a happy baby, when she is not in pain. Big Surprise. So if you are reading this and have a "colicky" baby, please run to your pediatrician and ask aboutReflux. Or if you know a parent whose baby cries all the time, mention, maybe even many times, Reflux.
Reflux is a huge thing for Holly. Bigger than I could have imagined. Since it was Reflux that landed us in the ER, I don't know why this was so hard to believe. Now with one solid week of Happy Baby in the house, I am more determined than ever to advocate for her. I will never believe that old "colic" label any more. Babies really do not cry for no reason. For Holly, it is a combination of formula and medicine that has made all the difference.
There are still a few more adjustments to make with this medicine, but finally I see a little at the end of the tunnel for Holly, a little peace, and a lot of baby laughter!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Holly did actually sleep through the night! Miracle! She had a 4 oz bottle, 1 oz of Apple Juice and Rice, a bath and another 4oz bottle. And kept it all down. And slept in her swing 9pm-1am. In her cribfrom 1am-4am!!
And I actually woke up cranky because I slept on the couch (near the swing) half the night. How rude. Pray a prayer, and God answers me, immediately. And that's the thanks I give?
Lord, Thank you for Holly sleeping all night. I am sorry for being ungrateful. Thank you for hearing me, and caring for me. I promise to do better for the rest of the day. Thank you for letting me know early on, that I needed to turn around! Love, Peg