Today is Emily's 3 month birthday!! Hooray! Big girl is growing up fast, huh? Honestly the last three months have just flown by so quickly - I can't believe it. We are hopeful that the Zantac is helping her with the reflux. When she's not hurting she is a happy little monkey. We all just love her so darn much. Big Sister Sophie loves Emily so much she can barely contain herself around her. In the mornings upon waking Sophie calls for her little sister and doesn't want to hug me or her daddy - she wants to "touch baby Emily." In fact most of my day I spend trying to keep Big Sister Sophie from jumping around near Emily or putting toys and jewelry on baby Emily or screaming and singing around baby Emily (you get the picture, right?)
At the doctors on Monday waiting to be seen (isn't it pathetic - poor sweetie...) Smiling and happy on Thursday (seems to be in a lot less pain!) Ok, so you know as soon as I did that last post about how happy Emmy was, everything went to pot, right? She started getting miserable and fussy again and spitting up and just seemed to be hurting. So I took her back into the pediatricians office on Monday and while she checked out ok at her physical the doctor (a different one than the one we saw previously for the spitting up several weeks ago) said she sounded like she had all the symptoms of reflux. Now apparently all babies have some level of reflux (which is why they spit up so much) due to their immature digestive systems but in some babies the reflux is extreme and they call it GERD (gastrointestinal reflux disease). This is what I believe Emmy might have. The doctor put her on Zantac and we're to wait a week and see how she does on it. That was Monday. She seemed maybe a little better on Tuesday but then had a pretty lousy day Wednesday. Thursday she had a pretty happy day and did not seem to be hurting too much so that is a good sign, I guess. Who knows with these babies... All I know is that I am never going to post anything about how happy she is again.
Today is Emily's 11 week birthday!!! Can you believe she is almost 3 months old now?? I know I surely cannot. We have had a few rough weeks of late, I'm not going to lie to you. Emily started to get pretty colicky even before vacation and both Jim and I were really struggling with the "oh no, what have we done - AGAIN - feelings" and stress of a screaming baby. Thankfully, some wise mommies (thank you, Mom and Pat) suggested that maybe switching her formula would help so we tried a new one for Acid Reflux. Didn't help. Then, we tried Alimentum. It worked. The very day we switched her she was soooo much happier and instead of spitting up like 15 times a day, she would only spit up a few times (under 5) a day. We are feeling so very grateful and happy to possibly have figured out that something was hurting our little baby girl and now maybe it's fixed. So, happy 11 week birthday to our happy little Emily Anne. We love you so much!!!
I don't even know where to begin since it's been so long since I posted anything. Probably I should just start posting vacation pictures since we have so many and had such a fun time down the shore in Ocean City, NJ. We stayed with Dee Ree and Pop Pop who generously let us and the girlies crash with them for a whole week!! GGMom was there too and we also got to see Uncle Bubba, Aunt Theresa, Cousin Liana, Doris Anne, Sarah, Auntie Dee, Uncle Jer, Aunt Pat, Caely, Colin and Amber -- what a week, huh?