I have heard you all say it before...we thought we were finally getting the hang of stuff, and in a routine and bam! Boy have we been having a hard week. He's super fussy, not sleeping well, and nursing like every 45 min-hour when awake. I think Lyle has outgrown his reflux meds (zantac) which doc says can happen. He tried to have us dose him 3x per day instead of 2x but it did nothing. I'm just so frustrated. His well baby visit is next week so I didn't want another copay, called in and now he's on prevacid, but from everything I read it can take awhile to kick in. I am so frustrated with my ped that they didn't even tell me whether to stop or wean off the zantac. We've been giving it to him in the evenings because he is just so crazy by then and seems so uncomfortable. I was going to take him to another ped that is a woman and LC, and I was feeling good about it, but time got away from us and I missed an appointment I had with them (ugh) so now I feel weird about going in. Sometimes I do worry there's some BF issue that's not identified or allergy or something. Still mostly off dairy and still unsure if it is helping.
Kiddo is doing well overall, seems to be making big developmental strides so that could be it, too, finding his feet, trying to roll, etc. Did anyone else's baby roll from back to tummy before tummy to back? I feel so bad for him, he still does not get a lot of tummy time since he hates it and he has tummy problems, so he doesn't really know how to move on his tummy at all. So he rolls most of the way over onto his tummy with one arm stuck under him and then flips out. Ugh.
Overall life is pretty sweet, although I am not a big fan of all the obligatory money-spending for the holidays. We've been doing pretty well on one income and have had some generous support from my parents and I want to keep that extra and not spend it on stupid crap for my husband's siblings and their spouses/kids. We did photobooks for all the grandparents and my grandma, so that was nice and I think will be appreciated.
Does anyone have any recommendations for toys for the 5-7 month period? We have pretty basic stuff, a floor gym, some soft toys, a few rattles, a Sophie. Will we want a jumperoo or whatever?
Birdie, to L! Amazing that it's been so long since we were all together on the Bajingo TTC thread ! Glad your depression is getting better. What are you doing for the anemia? I tried to cut back on Floradix and could barely function. Ugh.
Tear, congrats on your baby boy. How sweet. :)
Sparrows, sounds like you had a great holiday and visit with family, and baby is doing well. Awesome! I have the same baby goals. I also really want to read some more detailed scientific things about infant development, I just think it's really interesting but I haven't been able to find much that isn't pretty dumbed down for the masses.
Has anyone read the Wonder Weeks book and what do you think of it?