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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

5 weeks

Sweet Caroline was five weeks on Sunday! Can't believe we are nearing the end of June. Sweet baby girl is having a terrible time with her tummy still. I can no longer pretend like it's not a huge issue - she's pretty miserable anytime she's awake. She's constantly trying to push gas out and spends most of her time awake in pain screaming and crying .... her tummy just gurgles and gurgles - it's so very, very sad.

I've been to the lactation consultants and have talked with her doctor's nurse several times now. Last week they decided it was reflux - I did not and still do not think it's reflux - after a week of being on Zantac we've not seen any improvement - so as of today she's off of it. There is one more thing - probiotics- that we are going to try and see if it will give her some relief. Please pray for her. She's so tiny and can't cope and is in pain - not fun for her or any of us.

But, even if this is a really hard time we're still finding joy in this precious little girl - here are some things she's been up to at 5 weeks:

  • you are nursing better - we've figured out some of our issues and you're still eating well - weighed in at 9.4 lbs last Monday - a baby your age is typically 8.6 lb - our sweet little piggy!
  • you take a bottle well now - Mommy needed to get some things under control with her milk production and you ended up taking to the bottle finally - like a champ:)
  • you continue to be taken with your sister and let her hold you and give you your passy etc. You don't fuss much when she's 'taking care of her baby'
  • you are enjoying your morning walks with Mommy and sleep most of the time
  • you can hold your little sweet round head up - you just bob it all over the place
  • you love baths - it seems to calm you
  • you are more alert and not napping as well - but Mommy is working hard to get the napping back on track
  • you still typically only get up once a night to eat - you go down somewhere between 10 -11 p.m. and are up around 3-4 a.m. for your night feeding. We rise in the mornings somewhere between 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. - oftentimes this depends greatly on how cooperative your big sister is and how minimal/loud the morning melt-down is :)
  • you fight the swaddle like Houdini - we are using the miracle blanket swaddler now (thank you Amy!!) and it's working better - you still can figure your way out of it some nights!
Oh sweet Caroline - we love you so!! We can't wait to see how you grow and change over the next several weeks!

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