Saturday, May 21, 2011

Still Here

I wasn't sure what I should title this post, but since we're about two and a half hours post rapture, I think "Still Here" sums it up.

We're still trying to figure out what's going on with Noah. We know about the milk allergy and the new formula (though expensive) is working out quite well. But there's something else going on. Maybe silent reflux, maybe colic, who knows. So we're kinda throwing everything we can at this kid in hopes of finding a solution. I've been to the pediatrician and the chiropractor many times these past few weeks with the boy.

Matt went back to work last week so I spend my days home alone with Noah. I feed him, change him, chauffeur him to appointments and just generally try to make him comfortable. Like this:
Ish spends his days at grandma and pop-pop's house. He doesn't mind (as is evident in this picture). He gets to run errands with pop-pop, watch dvds with Aunt Dana and, when the weather cooperates, he gets to play outside on the deck.
And of course he gets to hang out with his best bud, Mare Mare.
I'm hoping we see changes in young Noah in the weeks to come. Changes that might bring more sleep for me and Matt and more peace to our house (especially in the baby witching hours of the early evening). In the meantime, we're getting by day by day and, well, we're still here!

6 comments:

Lisa Ladrido said...

So sorry to hear about Noah. I hope he feels better soon. I used to work in a neonatal intensive care unit and we would swaddle the babies, with their arms down by their sides. The blanket wrapped around like a nice little papoose.It seemed to help even with the colic issues.

The doctors also prescribed Mylicon drops, which helped with the gas pain. Not sure if your doctor has prescribed this or not for you.

You are probably sick of people offering advice! Good luck and hope he feels better soon. ~Lisa

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Miranda said...

I'm so sorry that you have to go through this. Having a newborn is hard enough without having to deal with reflux/colic. I hope you guys find answers soon and that little Noah feels better soon.

Eschelle said...

poor little guy, I hope that you can find some solutions to help all of you adjust, sleep and connect.

Jennifer said...

I totally feel for you. On top of just the normal new baby adjustments, when there is a slight problem, it is tough. You want to make sure Noah is okay and hopefully it will be figured out soon. It is such a guessing game at this early stage. Trial and error is what it is all about. I will say a little prayer for you and Noah. Ish seems quite content while you are trying to figure it out!

Unpolished Parenting said...

Ah poor little guy (and mommy & daddy!) Sending good thoughts and prayers for him!

Amber @ The Momma Stuff Blog said...

Sorry to hear your little peanut has allergies, I hope that you get everything figured out soon!! We live with allergies at our house too, I have issues with gluten and the boy has issues with dairy, soy and gluten!! It's manageable once you know what your culprit is!
amber :)