What a Day (and Night)

Yesterday started with me trying to get a cranky toddler to daycare and a complacent infant to the pediatrician...really nothing new.

The update: Jack's 9 month well visit. Overall he is looking pretty good

20 lbs (50%)

26 in (50%)

So he is growing well...there was never a doubt of that. What we really talked about was Jack's horrible sleeping habits (as in does not sleep until he is exhausted, and lately his reflux has been getting worse not better), we also discussed his inability to nibble on finger foods. So decisions were made - first off Jack will be following his brother's footsteps in getting Zantac, and we are really hoping it will help him sleep through the night, and not wake screaming at us so often. The second decision was in regards to early intervention - Dr Z and I agreed that right now it is too early to do anything except to keep trying, anything they would do with us at Early Intervention we can do at home just as easily. So the plan is to keep Jack on purees primarily and then slowly introduce very soft chunks into that and hopefully work our way up. If at 1year he is still having issues we are going to readdress and go to early intervention then.

It was a pretty good appointment, and a day afterwrads, Jack and I enjoyed a nice day together - visiting my old coworkers (Hi guys) at lunch to chat, hang out and show off my cute baby boy.

Tommy and Daddy came home 4:45-ish, and things went as normal, until Tommy decided to hide under the end table to poop. Again...nothing out of the ordinary, until he started to wimper, I gave him a pillow and his blanket, and for about 15-20 miutes I sat on the floor next to him while he screamed and cryied his way through apparently a very painful poo. We are hoping it is the result of some extra cheese he has been eating. Once all had...ahem...passed he and I sat and read his new favorite book over and over until he was ready to be changed...my poor big guy.

I wish that was it, I wish after that all was peaceful and we all got a good nights sleep...I wish...

Jack woke up at 12:30 - wouldn't go back to sleep until after 1:30...and that was only with me holding him upright on the couch. Most moms I know that have a refluxer have dealt with all of this at this point, for them at 9 months they are on the the upswing....not us!!!

Needless to say I am exhausted.....If you've made it this far, thanks for reading my tired ramblings.....I was planning to post for Totally Talented Tuesday with Dee maybe I will later, its just not happening right now....


  1. Sorry about a crummy night due to reflux. I hope the Zantac will help Jack get some sleep. You know I feel ya on the dang reflux!!

  2. i've never had to deal with the reflux. but my breigh and caitlyn both have issues in the 'passing' dept. caitlyh actually has anatomy issues that cause the problem. but breigh doesn't. do you take your kiddies to the chiropractor? that has helped breigh tremendously. if we skip a week of going she is in so much pain and strain. but as long as we go she goes so much easier. maybe this isn't a huge issue for him, but i had to share the chiro advice. we love ours and i love that i don't have to listen to screaming in pain anymore.

  3. WOW! I'm so sorry! Evan had really bad reflux when he was tiny but he was all good by 9 months! That has to be hard! But meeting with your co workers sound fun!

  4. You poor thing! I'm so sorry you had such a crummy night...Jack, too! I hope tonight is much better.

    I was wondering something...how long is the time from when Jack eats until he goes to bed? Would it help to feed him any earlier prior to him going to bed? You've probably dealt with all of this already. I was just trying to think of something to help.

    As for Tommy, lots of water, plenty of exercise (running outside), and whatever fresh fruit he can eat (except bananas...they bind). Well, I probably need to shut my mouth...you know all of this, I'm sure! :p You can tell me to mind my own business anytime you want! lol

    Sending lots of love and prayers your way...

  5. I feel your pain, too. Your blog was one of the ones I read too and I felt bad that I was complaining but glad that I am not alone. Thank you for always letting me know that you are here for me and that I am understood. I will be thinking of you and Jack too tonight! This too shall pass...

  6. Oh, the joys of motherhood. Get some rest:)

  7. Sorry your night was so darned crappy!! :-(


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