happy first day of december!
it’s monday morning and i could use some prayer. sam has been out of control lately. since the night before thanksgiving, she’s been wanting to eat every two hours (or more frequently at times). at first i thought she was going through a growth spurt, but since it’s stretched out to so many days, i’m thinking it’s related to her spit up and gas issues rather than a growth spurt. saturday night was horrendous. she cried… no…. SCREAMED for almost 2 hours straight. dave was with her for most of that time (though i might as well have been in with her since i didn’t sleep at all) and he even had to give up and leave her, SCREAMING, in her crib. when dave has to give up, you know it’s bad… he and his dad are two of the most patient people i’ve ever met in my life. seriously.
so today’s plan is to visit dr. dickson (and pay our $20 co-pay under this new insurance policy) and BEG and PLEAD for a prescription for zantac or prevacid or something like that for her. based on all the people i’ve talked to, that’s my best bet at this point. sam’s likely crying so much b/c her throat hurts from acid reflux and spitting up so much. it’s likely the only thing that makes her throat feel better is to drink milk…. which is why she’s nursing so often.
and with sam in so much pain, i’m also losing my sanity. to the point of post-partum depression. saturday and sunday were rough. all i wanted to do was cry all day (and that’s what i did for a bit each day) and i didn’t want to see anyone or talk to anyone. i actually thought about becoming a hermit. skipping church. play group. errands. and everything else. thankfully i’m feeling a bit "sunnier" today. and i don’t feel like the situation is hopeless.
i am thankful that with all of sam’s screaming and crying, davey still sleeps well. and he doesn’t appear to be too bothered by her daytime screaming and crying (unless he’s really tired himself). he’s such a sweet boy. who is trying to say everything we say. and he’s highly entertaining. i LOVE this kid! check out how flexible he is:
this was his naptime position yesterday! :)