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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

baby tummy troubles and a tired mommy

Sigh. Sorry for the hiatus, friends. I've got a sick little dude at home. 

We've spent lots of time at the pediatrician, lots of time at the pharmacy, and lots of time huddled in the corner sobbing {oh, wait, that's just me}. I kid... sort of. 



Poor Jake has some sort of mysterious tummy trouble that we can't seem to narrow in on.
He doesn't want to eat!
{Seriously, is this my child? I looooove food.}
His pediatrician seems to think he has some icky reflux and colic. And I hate that I can't wave a magic wand and fix him. 

But he's still such a little cutie! He's just learning to smile on demand and play and coo at you. 
Oh my heart!!
So my sweet guy is like Jekyll and Hyde. Feeding time - he's crazy. Play time - he's a doll!




Having said that, my blogging time has {understandably, I think} had to take a back seat. But I promise as soon as this little booger is chowing down regularly, I'll be back with what I've been working on lately!




See you soon, I hope!!

2 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to post this, but as a new mom myself I either didn't have the time, or I forgot. Let's go with I forgot because that's my new reality! Anyways, my son (now almost 6 months old) has had some major tummy troubles since he was born. He would scream and cry when he had to poop, or when he was pooping, or when we changed his diaper, before eating, after eating, etc...He was pleasant sometimes, and so sad the next. We didn't understand. Then we did some research online and found that it could be my diet. So I started to eliminate dairy and it would help him. Soon I was cutting so much out of my diet, I didn't have a lot left to eat. Now we have not had him tested for any kind of allergy yet, our Ped. didn't think he really needed it because he was gaining weight and looked healthy. I cut out strawberries, dairy, bananas, chocolate, beans, ketchup, onions, citrus, and peppers. There might be more but I can't remember. It did start to help him, but we'd have some bad days still We also started to give him some stuff called Colic Calm
    http://www.coliccalm.com/?gclid=CLior73ourACFeUBQAodkgS6mw
    It has worked wonders!! I don't know what we would do without it. It has helped Silas so much.
    I hope Jake has been improving and that you're getting some sleep. Take care!

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  2. I don't know why I never responded to this AKrafty (mommy brain?) but thanks so much for the tips. It turns out that Jake had a very severe case of reflux. It took several months to get him on the right medication and by then he was slender enough that we needed to put him on a high calorie formula instead of the breastmilk. Once the medication kicked in and he was on a super soothing diet, he started gaining like a champ! Thanks so much for your encouragement!

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