It has been way too long since my last post, but so many things have been happening. I swear there never feels like enough time in the day to sit down and write it all out. It seems like if I ever do get a free moment I am doing a load of laundry or paying bills. But I love being busy like this. This is a whole new kind of busy that is so exhausting yet so amazing all at the same time.
The last few months have been pretty rough and I finally feel that now that Micah is 4 months old – we have gotten some things figured out and things are so much better than they were. I guess it all started around 8 weeks when I noticed that she wasn’t smiling as much and she became quite cranky most of the day and she had terrible gas pains. She would also never let me lay her down. The only way I could get her to sleep is upright on my chest. Which meant she wasn’t getting a lot of sleep and neither were her parents! Getting 4 hours of sleep a night back then was heaven sent.
After finally getting a doctor listen to me and not tell me, “This is just a stage! You’re just a worried first time mom.” We finally figured out that Micah has GERD or acid reflux. I give her a tiny pill that dissolves in her mouth once a day now and it has helped tremendously. I feel so bad knowing that every time she laid down she had awful pain. I am just so thankful that I am at home with her to figure this out when we did. So many people told me that I was spoiling her and holding her too much and that she needed to ‘cry it out’. Imagine the pain she was in had I done that?
Things are so much better now and we all are getting some much needed sleep! At her 4 month well baby check up she was 13lbs and 7oz last week. It is pretty amazing considering where she started out as.
I love her so much more every single day and I feel so blessed to get to spent all day with her. Sometimes I have no idea what the heck I am doing, but we make it all work.