Oh, you POOR thing! I'm sooo sorry you are going through so much! My DS had reflux and the Zantac really did help. It took a good week or so to seem to fully do the trick, but that should really help and it won't be so daunting to think about having to take care of the two kids after your help leaves. Hang in there, Mama! ((HUGS))
Originally Posted by wholebreath
Been through the ringer a bit this week. Eamon was diagnosed with silent reflux Monday. Finding out why he was screaming and writhing after each feeding was good, but U wanted to try some natural ways to treat it before going the medication route. Unfortunately with the holidays I couldn't get in to see any if the practioners I wanted to, and I didn't want him to be in pain until after the New year, so Zantac it is. Seems to be helping, but we still have to hold him upright after each feeding (and this kid likes to eat!) and he really isn't sleeping anywhere but on one of our chests. That's when he's sleeping at night at all. I keep staring at the clock at 4:30am thinking "only 1.5 hours until we start our day with Oliver" I have no idea how I'm going to manage by myself when all the help goes home.
And I am never having a baby at Christmas time again. It is just too much.
I'm doing great! And I LOVE having a winter baby! Yes, it's more bundling but there's something about it I just love. Christmastime is such a magical time, birth and babies just seem to fit!
Avonlea turned 2wks on Friday. We had a 6-day NICU stay for her that totally sucked but she's home now and doing great. She nurses like a champ - and I totally agree with whoever said that it's easier with subsequent babies because you are confident in your body and more relaxed. There have been a few times that I've worried maybe she wasn't getting enough but quickly was able to get myself back on track knowing that she'd let us know if she was still hungry and obviously she's getting what she needs from me. She's a really a great sleeper. She sleeps 6hrs at night most nights and naps a ton during the day. She's really a joy to have. Just today she stared to 'coo' a bit while looking around this morning. It seems early to me for that? We'll see if it was a one-time thing.
Also, I seem to be getting some sort of sex drive back. Maybe because I'm actually getting sleep? That seems to be a greater correlation for me than breastfeeding...
My parents took my 2 big kids to Virginia and North Carolina for the week to visit my extended family and DH's parents/sister. It's been AMAZING to have this babymooning time with Avonlea! And to really be able to reconnect with DH. I'm so grateful for this time to just soak up the newborn moments while I can! :) Life is good!
Lastly, am I the only loony person thinking about the idea of another baby in the future? I'm totally content at this moment and wouldn't want another until Avonlea was closer to 2.5 but I've been thinking a lot about how I don't feel like we're 'done'. Something has to be wrong with me!