Wow, where have I been? 3 pages!
I've been really down the past few days, directly correlating with the amount of SCREAMING ds is doing...A couple days back he literally screamed/screeched in pain the ENTIRE day/night. nothing we did soothed him for longer than 10 min. and like a couple of your dh's mine was no help. \i took care of ds the entire night, before bed that night dh was like 'who cares, let him cry, after 3 days he'll get the point'
\i was VER?Y worried about him after a 3 hour screaming fit he was inconsolable so i gave him pain meds, he fell asleep right away but was up 1/2 hour later...so right in the a.m. i took him into the clinic..doc checked everything and said it was nothing adn might have just been colic, but i KNOW he was in pain. he had to have been..
anyway the next day i was shopping for clothes (ugh, another depressing subject) and ds just cried and cried and so I gave up trying clothes on and sat and nursed him. When i put him back in the stroller, again crying, i saw in his mouth this white 'bump' about the size of a pencil eraser right behind his bottom gums...so i stick my finger in and poke at it gently and it bursts and out comes this white pus! \i pressed a bit more to get the rest out. the poor thing, i wonder if that's whatwas causing him so much pain!!
he slept better that night and didn't scream nearly as much adn today was also 'better' though not great. i suspect silent reflux and have an appt on wednesday to discuss with teh doctor.
today was our holiday (Called Eid) and everyone was all decked out in their new clothes and here's little old me wearing a baggy sweater of dh's (that has spit-up on it btw) and maternity pants. Good thing I wear an overgarment and headscarf. I was soooo depressed
I didn't find anything that fit me. \i have no idea what size i am anymore and ds cries so much i rarely get more than a 1/2 hour to grab a ton of things that look decent PLUS try them on. Dh saw i was totally deprssed (and in tears) and I just gave up and said forget it. I don't want to try anything else on (he waited in the car with all 3 kiddos!! how can i 'relax' and look around to find something i like when i know my poor girls are wasting their holiday waiting in the car for their poor frazzled frumpy mother and ds is crying)
anyway dh insisted i try one more store..reluctantly and with tears streaming down my face (I realy tried hard to fight it!!) i went in, grabbed a bunch of stuff to try on, found something i didn't exactly love, but it actually fit and was 'ok-cute' and left. I got in the car and dh was like did you find something? I said YES and him and my girls all cheered and said they were praying and asking God to help me to find something
Dh's gift to me was a few hundred $$ to buy new clothes which is awesome, but it's so depressing, my body is so different and all the styles i like look awful on me now. not to mention it's a HUGE hassle to speed shop with 3 kids or find someone to watch them or I have to take ds, especially with his screaminess, i'm not exactly trusting dh to be patient with him, after an 'incident' that happened the other day. We were both on edge so while i sympathize, it's not enough for me to trust he'll stay levelheaded after a couple hour scream-fest..\
i'm so sorry i rambled. i'm feeling lonely and have no one to talk to irl. my one VERY good friend has custody of her nephews and while i love her to death, she used CIO with all her kids and the nephews adn they all slept great, so i can't really vent to her that ds won't sleep at night etc and feel like she's with me on the whole AP thing..my best friend moved overseas and we only communicate by email every now and then but it's not the same.
Tara, \i unfortunately know hwo it feels to have convos like that with dh. I hope they 'get it' soon.
NDfanatik. i'm sorry about your purse, i hope something amazing happens and you find it.
Babycakes and sonshine_rae, how are you both doing 'emotion-wise'? Are you feeling better? I really hope so
Crabbyowl, that's awesome your LO slept so long.Ds on his 'good' days seems to sleep from 12am-4am which to me is awesome since both my dds woke up every 1-2 hours until they were 2 years old!
sorry wanted to reply to others as well but ds is asleep and though it's early for me i'm goin to bed so i can catch up on some sleep!! only slept about 3 hours last night and we had a really busy holiday today..i'm so dreading tomorrow.lol