Our little baby is a month old now. We are doing okay.
Baby E sleeps little outside of our arms. That means I sit on my bum most of the day holding her. I have been watching an incredible amount of television. (And typically I don't turn on the TV at all during the daytime for myself.) Baby E has painful gas and reflux that makes her scream, especially during the evenings. When she's not in pain, she still tends to be fussy, even in our arms.
We have tried four formulas. (Yes, our daughter is bottle-fed.) Regular. Soy. Gentlease. And now a really expensive formula for colic. She is also taking Zantac. At the time of this writing we haven't been using the colic formula long enough to know if it will make a difference or not. If not, we might discuss seeing a GI doctor for her.
We're thankful that she has at least one 2 hour stretch each night now. For a long time I was sleeping for 20-45 minutes at a time...when I could actually sleep.
Big brother E and big sister M adore her. M did ask a while back if we could have a yard sale. When we inquired why, she wanted to sell Baby E. When I said that wasn't possible she suggested selling her brother instead.
And yes, we have much to be grateful for, despite the lack of sleep and headaches. Just think, by this age, both of our older children had been hospitalized! (M for her heart problem and E because he was dehydrated.)
At some point, I'd love to create blogging names for my kids, especially since two of them are E.
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