One whole month.
Baby E is growing pretty well, with a few small hurdles along the way.
It seems as though she is determined to both follow and out perform her older sister when it comes to baby issues.
E has reflux.
We are talking MAJOR reflux.
Bella had it, but not like this.
This time, it actually started in the hospital before we even came home. Her pediatrician was concerned about a blockage or mal-rotated bowel, but eventually ruled those out and decided on reflux of the severe form.
She is now on 3 medications and special formula to help her keep it down.
I'm starting to noticed less gagging and more straight forward vomit. But she is keeping more and more down every day.
We've been in for more weight checks that I ever imagined.
But...guess what...we've topped 8 lbs!
Other than that little road block...things have been going well.
E is actually a very content baby. She sleeps like a champ (and I'll thank BabyWise for that), and she is happy to just look around and listen to her older siblings tell her CONSTANT stories.
The older kids are so great with her.
Her older sister wants to hold her and feed her bottles...not to mention pick out an outfit for her everyday.
Every. Single. Day.
Her older brother honestly hasn't held her more than 2 or 3 times. Her "smallness" makes him very nervous. But, he is constantly in her face. He tells her stories. He sings her songs. He tries to play toys with her.
I think he is totally determined to be the favorite sibling.
Alma and I?
Other than the typical baby fatigue, we are doing well.
I've adjusted to the continuous nights of minimal sleep, but still fall asleep by 10 pm no matter where I am.
Alma has had to wake me up multiple times from the couch to get me to go upstairs and to bed.
We try and keep busy...but not too busy.
I try to get out once a day...and by out, this mostly means a long walk or short run...anything outside.
It makes me feel energized.
I'll be honest.
Most of our meals lately are out of the crock pot or consist or breakfast for dinner.
Laundry piles up for days (ok...a couple weeks).
Beds don't get made.
Toys lay strewn on the floors.
But...we are all having so much fun just hanging out.
We entertain the baby.
We entertain each other.
We even painted toenails...Bella insisting that her baby sister needed purple toenails so she could fit in with the rest of the girls in the house.
And it's made for a wonderful...crazy....but wonderful...first month with our little baby E.