Thursday, May 22, 2008

C'mon, really?

I swear I should have known that MY child would be troublesome.

Q has developed a bad latch habit. My nipples are dying. I spoke to a Lactation Consultant who gave me some things to try over the phone and no luck... of course my problem wouldn't be solved that easy. HA!

Now I have to call her back and BEG for her to come help us... It's a freaking hour + drive to get here. I hate living in the fucking boonies.

Wish us luck. I need it. We need it. Quin is just brutal to my poor girls.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Wow, I've been lazy...

Quin is doing MUCH better. We seem to have gotten past the worst of the reflux and are getting cuter every day.

We are now socially smiling as of right at 5 weeks and he is starting to ooh and aah at mommy and daddy.

And, for your enjoyment, a Quinlon video.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Oh man...

How about 2 steps forward 17 steps back?

It seems dairy might be off limits because Q's reflux is back after I ate ice cream on Sunday. Dairy takes so long to get out of your system too.


It could be we need a different does/medication. I don't know.

I am frustrated and exhausted and so ready to give up... Where is the emergency brake on this hell ride?

Monday, May 5, 2008

The Beatles were wrong...

Apparently, you need more than love.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

4 week pedi appointment!

We are now 11 pounds even right around 30th percentile for weight. 23 inches long putting him at 80th percentile for height... He's going to be tall, the pedi says. 25 inch noggin (80-90th percentile). So he basically gained 3 1/2 pounds in a month... pretty impressive!

His stool labs came back negative for allergic reaction, and the pedi says because he showed improvement in less than a week from the start of zantac and the elimination diet that it is most likely NOT a food reaction because the foods take closer to the 2 week mark to leave my milk. She wrote us refills for zantac and said to continue until our next appointment in 4 weeks. I can start adding foods back into my diet on Tuesday and hopefully we won't have any reactions.

She was happy to see his diaper rash is 90% gone.

He has some cradle cap, so any suggestions for getting rid of that?

All in all he is healthy and thriving!!

Friday, May 2, 2008


I just had my first "oh my gosh, I miss being pregnant" moment. That's right, I got teary eyed over being pregnant again.

It seems so improbable that I would miss a condition that made me fat, cranky, sweaty, short of breath, and gave me the forest of stretch marks I am proudly sporting today.

In no way am I thinking of wanting another one... ACK! I can barely manage this one and still have VERY vivid memories of Q's delivery... all 2 tears and 26 hours of it. No no, as of now, Q will be an only child... at least until those mental scars fade a bit more.

Still, there is just something about the pure bliss of being pregnant. The anticipation, the contentment, the feeling of accomplishment, knowing you are growing a human life inside of you. It is the pinnacle of womanhood in so many ways.

Now, I have the flat tummy and you never would guess how huge it was just 5 weeks ago. And that tiny little infant that was housed so safe and warm is now laying on the bed next to me snoozing away with his dinosaur blanket. Wow. That is all there is to be said.

In not so smooshy news, we have our 4 week check up today. I'll update later on how much the babysaurus has grown.