Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Catching Up

Well, it's been a crazy few days 'round here and I cannot believe I didn't get to my post yesterday. Well, actually, I CAN believe it because I know what kinda day I had...but, it was my hubby and I's 13th anniversary and I had the best of plans to write him a Letter of Gratitude like I've done for others in the past; however, a baby intent on crying for lengthy periods of time, combined with a 5 year old with 5 year old needs (well, not needs that he's had for FIVE YEARS...oh, you know what I mean!)

Anyhoo, J. has been struggling with gas and reflux since he came home with us...and it is a struggle, I assure you. We've switched formulas, tried medicine, upped his dosage, raised the head of his bassinet and basically held him and hurt a long with him. I am determined to keep trying new things until I find something that works or until he outgrows the condition. But, needless to say, it is heartbreaking to see your child in pain.

Today has been a bit better with a trip to the cardiologist to confirm that a heart murmur is an "innocent one." He's seemed a little more content today (until right now-- a reason why I have to keep this short) and heopfully his new medicine is going to really make a difference.

But, I do want to tell my husband how lucky I have been to be his wife for the past 13 years. I will get to that Letter of Gratitude. But, for now, I have a little one needing some Mommy TLC.

Have a great Tuesday!


Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Aw! Poor Jacob... I do hope the issue is resolved for him (and you) post haste. That's no fun for any of y'all.

Happy Anniversary. I'd say your year this year proves there's nothing at all unlucky about the number 13.

Hugs hugs hugs - M

Jen G said...

Poor baby! :( have you tried gripe water? I heard it works really well. I think you can pick it up at Kroger.

Stacey said...

Lots and lots and LOTS of hearts going out to you right now. That is not a fun experience (for you or baby!). Hang in there!!!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Bless his heart. I have dealt with horrible gas and I hate to say it but the only thing that helped was hitting the 3 month mark, when it seems to magically cure itself. He is just in the 4th trimester - they are not quite ready for the world it seems. At 3 months, life gets SO much happier.

Dr. Brown's bottles helped - do you have those? They really did work magic with Shepherd, who would just scream in pain.

Two have also had reflux but it was not painful, just gross.

Poor pumpkin :( And poor Mommy :(

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Keith and Katie!!
You are a beautiful picture of what love between two people should be!!!
Congratulations to you both!!

Nicki said...

I'm so sorry Jacob is struggling with this. My little one had the same thing--and it was really hard for all of us. I hope he is able to get through this soon.

Angela said...

There is something called gripe water, http://www.coliccalm.com/, is the first link I found when googled. It worked for us with our second. I didn't know about it with our first who we actually tried all the medicines with and they didn't work. So I had a colic/reflux/projectile vomiter for seven months and survived. But I've had multiple people praise gripe water above all else and we noticed a huge difference when using it. Good luck and hopefully you'll get some rest. And quiet, eventually.