Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Miss Fuss Budget

Ok, I meant to update before now...I truly did. As I sit here hooked up to an electric breast pump (can we say multi tasking?) I am listening to my little girl scream her cute little head off and waiting for my nipples to finish sterilizing in the microwave. Have I mentoned that it's 1 a.m.???

Things have been crazy and good. Thanks to everyone for the nice comments on my last post. It was really nice to hear from everyone. So much has been happening. I love being a mom, but I think I may have the fussiest baby this side of creation. Helen seems to be rejecting my breast milk and we have been trying different thinggs like ommiting certain foods from my diet, baby zantac in case it's reflux, mylicon in case it's gas, gripe water, and finally formula. She seems to be doing better, she was making these constant grunting/gagging sounds before. The pediatrician seems stumped.

Anyway, the child can cry...up tp several hours at a time, and often doesn't sleep at night...which means I don't sleep at night. All part of being a new mom I know. I do hope she grows out of this though. I have been trying all sorts of soothing techniques from the happiest baby on the block video, but the only thing that really soothes her is if I am constantly holding her.

She is my sweet girl though. I have lots of nick names for her...Baby Boo Boo for when she's crabby, and Miss Marple for when she looks thoughtful or perturbed. Yeah, I need to get out more. Tony was able to get the stroller put together yesterday ( I couldn't get past step one) so I will be taking some much needed walks. MY you and your newborn group starts July 23rd. How I'm gonna get there once a week at 10 a.m. remains a mystery.

So I really have an urge to make a video for the first time in like a year. I don't even want to say it and then not do it, but it seems like a good idea to maybe try one and then see. I'm feeling ready to get back on the wagon. The weight has pretty much been holding steady with all the breast pumping, running around, and sleep deprivation. Cool beans.

Hope you are all well.


p.s. how can I get my daughter to chill?


angie said...

glade things are going good. I am sure she will out grow the cying. Just have to make sure she is getting enough to eat. my son was like that for the first week of his life. I was breast feeding and he wasn't getting enough as soon as we switched to formula he was in heaven. As for the weight loss. Don't rush it. take the first few weeks to get used to every thing and get a routine and then get into. Making a video would be nice. would love to see your smiling face again on you tube we have missed you

zurplemoon said...

lavender may help.
it's so good to hear from you.
sending love to all

jinxxxygirl said...

HI Angie!!!

So good to hear from you!! God after 22 years i can't remember if Amber (my daughter) was particuarly fussy. But i do remember a mistake i made being a first time mommy and that was rocking her to sleep EVERY nap and EVERY bedtime. It was absolutely wonderful the first 6 months. I enjoyed it as much as she did. But then it started getting old.....I mean sometime i would let her take her whole nap lying on me while i watchhed tv! So i had to do the hardest thing i ever had to do. I had to let her cry herself to sleep a couple times then all was well. But it was the hardest thing. I cried while she cried. :(
I've heard taking them for a ride in the car works sometimes. A calming repetive sound like the ticking of a clock maybe. I will keep you in my thoughts Angie. I think you are doing great! Jinx!

Sparky said...

When I went through tough times with my babies I always tried to remember that whatever it was was temporary. When my daughter would not sleep without me lying with her I knew eventually she would and finally *years later* she did.

Anyways... just love your baby. Hold her. Snuggle her and don't feel like anything is your fault.

Keep your eye on her weight and make sure she is growing. Aside from that the rest will come :)

Looking forward to hear how your newborn group goes. I made some good friends in mine that I am still in touch with 6 years later.