Thursday, June 28, 2012

L is 8 Weeks

My handsome boy has been having a really hard time.  He is incredibly fussy and doesn't sleep much.  Most of the time he is crying, whether he is being held or not.  You can tell by his positioning and cry that he is in pain.  The poor thing cries his entire feeding.  It's heart breaking.

When we went to the doctor for his 2 week check I brought this up to the pediatrician.  I told the doc that I was thinking about cutting out dairy and wanted to know what he thought about it.  He told me that I shouldn't do that.  He said don't deprive yourself of something that you need and that he is colic and will grow out of it.

Going back to the doctor this week for L's 8 week appointment I shared with him my concerns.  L is still crying before, during, and after feedings.  He is still stiff as a board.  He spits up most of what he ate.  He won't bend at his belly and when I force him to he blood curdling screams.  He doesn't nap during the day, etc.  The doctor asked if I'm doing this, if L's doing that, etc.  He said that I answered all the questions wrong.  Meaning he didn't have any suggestions because I've tried them all.

This time I told the doctor that I was going to cut out dairy.  He said it was a good idea.  He said I could also pump and save the milk for a couple of weeks and give L sensitive formula during that time.  I'm not sure what he wanted me to do with the pumped milk.  I kinda just said NO.  That surprised me because he is pro breastfeeding.  I said I absolutely don't want to do that.  The doc told me that if he is still 'angry' the next couple of weeks after giving up dairy to call him and he will prescribe Zantac.  He must be thinking that L might be suffering from reflux.

As annoyed as I am with my doctor (just because there wasn't a do this and all will be ok statement) I love him.  I told him we are moving out of state and he told me I can call him anytime, even after we move if I have any questions, etc.  He said that he would even fill the prescription for me next week if I wanted it just incase.

That night I went home and had oreos and a HUGE glass of milk.  That was to be my last day of dairy products.  The next day I had my 'last' girls day.  A few of my closest girlfriends and I went for a pedicure and lunch.  What a nice time we had.  I am going to miss them SO MUCH!

At lunch we shared mozzarella sticks, soft pretzels with cheese, I had a salad with cheese crumbles, and for dessert we shared a salted carmel cake with a scoop of ice cream.  YUM!  After eating the dessert (I was allowed the last bite) I said OH SHOOT, I just had ice cream.  I didn't think about the bagel with cream cheese in the morning or the mozzarella sticks, pretzel cheese, and cheese on my salad.  What a failed first day!!

Today I did MUCH better!  I had NO dairy.  That I know of anyway.

I really hope that cutting out dairy will help L.  I don't want to put him on anything, but I will if it is necessary.  Hoping I find an amazing ped where we end up.  I am so sad to be leaving mine.  Even better would be if I didn't have to take L to the doctor until his 4 month routine check up that way I can shop around.  I pray that cutting out dairy is the answer to his problems and that he doesn't actually have reflux :(

Anyway... I need to get back to packing, but will keep you posted about L's little tummy.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

L is 7 Weeks

I feel bad that all of my posts lately are L's weekly shot.  Not much time around here to post anything else.  I almost didn't take this picture today or post, but I knew I would be upset with myself later.  Things will calm down by August.  So until then, you are stuck with just this cutey!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there.  Especially ours and of course Hubs!

We won't do much to celebrate.  Actually we probably aren't going to do anything.  We have A LOT of packing to do.  Hubs and I have finally made the decision to just pick up and leave.  We are going to be moving our family half way across the country in the beginning of July.  I will try to fill you all in on that later... 

Since we are moving and spending more money than we can imagine on getting all of our stuff and ourselves to our end destination Hubs is getting a 'special' Father's Day gift this year.  No store bought item... just some major love put into a picture.  (Well I did buy a frame for the picture.. and the prints, but you get what I'm saying)  :) 

 I gave the boys some bottles of non-toxic paint and let them have at it.
 I cut D A D out of cardboard for them to paint.

 Only M & G did the painting :)  L sat back and napped on the back porch.

 As I say all the time... I can never get a good picture of my boys anymore.  They are all over the place all the time.  They were bribed with their first lollipop.
 Didn't they do a great job!?!

 I love M's face here.
 This is Hub's truck that you have seen in other posts.  Since our big move is coming up and it's going to be more expensive than we thought, he has been thinking about selling it.  Part of me really wants him to.  The other part really wants him to keep it.  I actually love it.  However, he hasn't been able to work on it nearly as much as he would like.  Ok actually he hasn't touched it since last summer.

Here is the actual present...

I am printing the last three pictures and putting them in a 3 framed picture frame that goes across (I will post a picture of the finished project.. hopefully it is done in time).  The one of M is my favorite.  G looks super cute too, but I wish he was looking at the camera.   L looks cute too of course, I mean come on he could never not ;) but I don't love that you can't see the green of the grass on the bottom of the picture like you can with the Bigs, there's just something about the green that makes the other two pictures stand out even more.  

Again, I hope you all have a great Father's Day!

I'm off to pack!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

L is 6 Weeks

He is getting so big!

So much has been going on around here lately.  Besides taking care of 3 boys... I think I should say 4 boys and include Hubs in there :)  I have been crazed getting L's baptism 'party' taken care of.  I don't have many good pictures from that (it was on Sunday) but I will post them as soon as I have some free hands.  L really likes to snuggle Mama during naps.  It gets frustrating because there is so much to do around here, but I love to squish him so I can't complain too much :)...  some big changes coming our way, I look forward to sharing them.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

3 Handsomes!

Boys you have my heart in your hands.  I can't believe how many boys mommy can love at one time ... some people might think I'm a floozy when they here I LOVE 4.    :)  

L is 5 Weeks

Such a cutie!