Thursday, January 1, 2009

Sleepless In Seattle

Yes, I had to do a post with that title. Corney, but it had to be done.

We are settling in to life with an infant. Meradith has been fairly fussy. Okay, really fussy. My husband and I are each taking half the night sitting up with her. It has taken it's toll on our sleep.

But we do have a light at the end of the tunnel. We originally thought that she was having gas because she was so hard to burp. So I went to town burping her - pat, pat, thump, thump, jiggle, jiggle, pat, pat... and on it would go with no burp.

Oh, the screaming. It broke my heart.

Then I was out getting myself a new weekly calendar for 2009 (because I can't function without one) and came across a wonderful book.

When Brian was little I read The Secrets of The Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg. L.O.V.E.D. the book. She has a new book out called The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems. As soon as I saw it I snatched that right off the shelf and headed to the check out.

As I was looking through it I came across the section on Baby Reflux. Sounded a lot like Mera. So we have implemented the techniques (like NO patting, thumping, jiggling - oh, the mom guilt) and last night we got sleep! Whoo Hoo!

Hopefully we will be able to keep her calm and all her formula in her little tummy.

I will post more pictures soon. Right after I get a little sleep...

1 comment:

allier said...

Parker and Ian both have the reflux. Parker's doctor wanted to do surgery but we said "no" and did all the tricks and medicine to avoid it. We actually didn't sleep for about a month and ended up at Walmart at 2:00 in the morning to buy a gliding chair-he slept upright in that chair for months-it was the only way he could sleep. You are in our prayers.