Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Where did June go?

It has been far too long since I have blogged but my hands have been a little tied up holding Libby. At about 2 weeks old she developed colic and the screaming started. We are exhausted and trying our best to figure out what makes her more comfortable. Since Ella was colicky, we are very knowledgeable on how to handle it and what to do. I was breast feeding her and have since stopped that, as we switched her to hypoallergenic formula. This is what Ella was on as an infant. It has helped with the gas and taken the edge off her screaming. Hasn't been quite as bad. We couldn't figure out what it was that I was eating that was making her so gassy and uncomfortable... so we called it a day and put her on formula.

I have taken her to the doctor 2 times and to the naturopath/midwife for suggestions. I know it will just take time for her to grow out of it. We have had a little success with some of the remedies in making her more comfortable but she still has very unhappy times during the days and nights.

I am hoping in my next post to have good news, that she is better and we are getting more rest! She is such a good girl and really tries not to be so unhappy. We are doing our best to keep up with Ella's schedule and not have the colic impact her so greatly. We have been getting her to the park and other fun activities so she doesn't feel put on the back burner with Mommy and Daddy giving Libby so much attention. She is a good big sister.

The baby milestones are wonderful and we are enjoying each and every one of them. Since Libby is our last baby we are making sure to be present in the moment and enjoy the time we have with her where she is happy. She is such a darling little being and a blessing. Sometimes it is hard to see that through the fog, but we are making sure we make light of it and remember how fast it all goes by.

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