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We should have bought the extended warranty…

I don’t remember anybody offering us the extended warranty while we were in the hospital.. but we really should have looked into it.
Our poor little guy sure is giving us a run for our money…

I kinda always knew I’d be in for this. You can’t have an awesome pregnancy.. and awesome delivery and an awesome baby… something has to give somewhere… Nobody gets that lucky.

We’re working our hardest to try to make life a little more enjoyable for him, but it just seems like one thing after another.
His whole life.. (all 4 weeks of it!) he has always seemed like he has stomach pain.. he’s always squirming and grunting and arching his back and just in general pain. He burst out into just red faced inconsolable crying for no reason and his poor body will be so rigid.
I have been convinced he has reflux. Especially when he start throwing up. Not just spitting up.. but major throwing up..
He’s already been diagnosed with pneumonia after being tortured with chest xrays..
He’s had to deal with the worst case of baby acne ever..
At yesterday’s appointment the doctor basically asked us where we wanted her to start!!!
not only does he have a horrible case of baby acne.. he also has eczema on his face that is making his face feel like leather..
he also has the beginnings of cradle cap! (yippeee!!!!)
We final got the diagnosis of reflux and were given the best medicine to treat it.. (but it will take at least a week or two to see any difference..)
We were also given a prescription for what the doctor called “cranky drops”
Because they are pretty sure he has colic too!!!! There is really no cure for colic.. but apparently these drops have been shown to work.
Although I think I’m going to look into probiotics and go that direction. Not only will they help with colic but I am hoping they will make a difference in his tummy issues..
and moving on…
He also has a herniated belly button!!!!!!!!
I guess I knew his belly button looked odd, but I thought it was normal for this age. Apparently there isn’t anything so normal about your guts hanging out a hole in your stomach! The doctor kept pushing it in and told me to feel the hole… NO WAY!
Aaron was playing with it last night too and said it makes the weirdest sound when his guts come back through the hole after you push them back in.
It seriously makes me soooo sick!! It will either go away.. or he will have surgery on it after he’s 3. Until then we just have to deal with his stickin’ out guts….

The doctor apologized and agreed that we’re in for a rough on with this little guy.. At least someone sympathizes…

Well.. I guess that’s all for today..
I am really looking forward to seeing if the acid reflux medicine works. I’m not really sure how much more of this we can take..
He was the dream baby yesterday..so happy.. so sleepy.. and then night time hit and someone stole our perfect baby and replaced him with cranky pants! He screamed and cried all through his 10 o’clock feeding.. 2 sucks and scream.. 2 sucks and scream… that went on for over an hour!!! Then he only slept until 1.. which he woke himself up by gagging and choking which is normally followed by a HUGE throw up so I jumped up and grabbed him to hold him upright.. nothing came up thankfully.. but then he was up for the night…
He ate for about an hour.. and then I tried forever to get him to go back to sleep.. which ended in him eating again at 3.. I finally passed him off to Aaron around 4am when he was still awake and grumpy.. at about 6am when I left the house he was just eating again.. This not going back to sleep after the 1 o’clock feeding is killing us! Especially me since I have to get up at 5 to go to work! :)
Everyone keeps telling us this will get easier (which by the way realllly doesn’t help!).. I’m starting to think maybe it won’t get easier.. but maybe we’ll get more used to it.
How about some pictures to cheer us up…

He looked soooo cute yesterday.. It was the first time he’s worn jeans! And my sister just bought him this super cute Hurley shirt! I’m glad she sent some new long sleeve shirts.. I feel like we only had a few that we rotated through every week… (too bad he didn’t have a mohawk.. that’s the only thing that could have made this outfit cooler!!)

This is just a random collage of funny faces he was making during his diaper change the other day…. he has recently discovered that he can stick is tongue allll the way out. (the last picture) and has been doing it a lot!
The other night during a cranky episode, Aaron strapped on the pack and worked on getting him to sleep… Apparently this was the ONLY way he was comfortable and didn’t want to be moved… so he slept like this for quite awhile.. Aaron just had to take extra care that he didn’t fall out!
And I finally got a picture of “alien face” Apparently Aaron has this old movie about these aliens that can only make an O with their mouths and they whistle to communicate with each other.
Miles has made this face his whole life.. and it always has reminded Aaron of that movie..
Usually when he makes this face Aaron will make it back and whistle to him like the aliens. Miles will just focus so much on him when he does it. It TOTALLY creeps me out.. and I’ve told Aaron that if he EVER starts to whistle like that he’s taking him to an exorcist.. to which Aaron replied.. “Aliens aren’t from the devil..”

Comments

  1. The Baugh Family says:

    I feel for you!! Lil Robert used to stay up all night too we think he had colic. I used to walk up and down the hallway alllllllll night. Literally hours at a time. That was the only way to keep him quiet. Unfortunately I didn’t get much sleep. When Donavan was born I had to sleep with him in my Lay-Z-Boy casue he had a really bad cold and couldn’t breathe laying down. Make sure you take turns so you don’t get worn out (couple of hours at a time, and make sure you set the alarm).

  2. JEN & JEREMY says:

    SO, i think since you have acid reflex medicine he will feel better. i was talking to my brother about it since his baby had it and he said if he is arching his back, that is the most common sign of acid reflex. So i think you are on the right track with that now! I still can’t believe it took them this long to give it to you though!

  3. Hmm, maybe it’s not so bad that she is still camping out inside me. At least I’m getting a little sleep this way! I feel for you!

  4. I found some stuff at Target for cradle cap – it’s with the baby washes. You put it on before you wash his hair and it loosens the flakes. To be honest, I think her cradle cap bothered me a whole lot more than it bothered her!

    I’m sorry Miles is having all these problems…my situation was the opposite of yours. I had a problematic pregnancy and an easy baby. So I think what you said was right! I hope he feels better soon!!!

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