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Sunday, February 22, 2009

It's a Miracle!

Thank you so much for all your help with my questions.

I did find my miracle though. It's called Baby Bliss Gripe Water. A completely homeopathic medicine for colicy/reflux babies. Let me just say. It is amazing! It is a mixture of Deionized water, vegetable glycerin, fructose, citric acid and grapefruit seed extract. I give it to Will after he eats at night, and guess what?!? NO GAS! NO SPITTING UP! and best of all...NO CRYING!

He slept like an angel all night last night! He still woke up at his normal times, but he didn't scream his head off when he woke up and he didn't try refusing to eat! He slept at 5 hour intervals all night! I haven't slept for 5 hours straight in SO long! It is amazing!

I will still talk to my doctor when we go, but this stuff is seriously great! Plus, Will loves the way it tastes! My sister in law told me about it and I can't be more grateful!

Friday, February 20, 2009


I think Will has Reflux!

He has been really fussy and will cry out randomly for no reason. He spits up a lot. He is also starting to refuse to eat. It is a struggle to get him to eat every time. He just arches his back and cries and cries. He's also stared weezing a little and he coughs occasionally. I've read these are all symptoms of reflux, I just don't know what to do about it!

Any suggestions??

What a GROWIN boy!

Yesterday we had Will weighed and measured, and guess what!?!

He's already 7 lbs 8 oz! He's gained almost 2 pounds since he was born!! I am so glad too! I was worried about it. I wasn't sure if nursing him was actually helping him gain weight! I think it is amazing how he can get all he needs just from me! Andy is jealous! He wishes he could give the boy all he needs too! haha I told him we could have him try breastfeeding, see how it goes. He's not a big fan of that idea though! haha Will is still 20 inches long, but that is ok. As long as his face keeps getting chubby I am alright with that!

I think Will knows when I am trying to eat, or get something done. He cries and cries until I come hold him! It makes it really hard for me to eat or clean the house! He is so much more alert now then when he was first born! He will focus on Andy or me. Andy plays with him and cuddles him when he gets home. Pretty much all night. It's kind of a bad habit because now Will wants to be held and cuddled ALL day long. And I just can't do that! I guess I am still a new mom, so it is ok that my house is messy and my hair is not fixed.

So, none of my old shirts fit. even some shirts that I wore while I was pregnant are impossible to pull over my stinking large chest! It seriously tripled in size once I started nursing. My Dad gave me a gift card to Old Navy for my birthday (this gift has pretty much become a staple gift. Every year Dad...haha) So tonight we are going to Old Navy to get me some "in between" clothes. Just so I am not wearing the same 4 shirts all the time! My Aunt Lindsay is a personal trainer and she is going to set me up with a work out schedule...but she won't do it until after my 6 week appointment. I can't wait to start working out and feeling better about how I look!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


So, I thought Will had Thrush. Well, we went to the doctor today and....


He just has diaper rash really bad from going poo all the time, which breastfed babies do. So, while we were there, the Doctor took off the rest of his umbilical cord and gave me some diaper rash cream that should help clear up his rash better.

So...I have some questions.

Will was on a great schedule while he was in the NICU, he would eat every three hours. Well, that was while he was on a bottle. I made him quit the bottle, and we are strictly breastfeeding. Well, now I am pretty much feeding him on demand. He still eats every three hours, pretty much....I want to get him on a schedule, and get him to sleep longer at night, but I don't know how. HELP?!?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

To Moms of Little Boys

Today Will was circumcised. I now officially commend all moms of little boys. It was the saddest thing in the world to watch. And I firmly believe it is something only a mom could go through with her son. I think Dads would literally HURT if they had to watch it. It is like a bad car accident, you want to turn away, you know you should...but you just can't. I donno HOW they did it in Biblical times. Will was given a local anesthetic, and he still cried until he was purple.

While boys turn into men and have it pretty easy in adult life, I would rather give birth 800 times then have to be circumcised.

Poor little boys.