Friday, July 12, 2013

Acid reflux is the devil!

Do you know what is the saddest, most heart breaking thing in the world?
A sick little baby!


For about a month now Brynn has been having major tummy troubles.  Crying after every feeding.  Not just regular crying.   Full out high pitched screams, stiff body...arched back.  It is not happening every time she finishes eating.  The doctor said that it could be acid reflux and prescribed zantac.  We have been using it for four days now and it doesn't seem to be helping.

Poor baby is screaming while I just hold her so tightly, rocking back and forth back and forth repeating shhh shhh it's ok, mommy's gonna fix it, we are going to make you all better.

Last night I finally took her into the bath tub with me for a warm bath to soothe and calm her down.  Look at this little face.  Seriously. I . Die.



I made an appointment with a G.I specialist for Tuesday, which is still 3 days away.  How am I going to survive another three days of baby pain.

You always hear people say how they wished they could take away someones pain and take it upon themselves.  I have never known the true meaning of that until this week.  But that is exactly how I feel.  I would give anything to take this pain away from her.  She is so little, helpless and innocent.  She doesn't understand why she feels this way...and I can't help but think when she grabs onto my hand with her little hands and stares up into my eyes that she is wondering why I am not helping her.  Just writing this right now brings tears to my eyes.  I just want my little girl to be the happy little girl, full of personality little girl,  that she is when she is not hurting.

Praying that God gives us some answers and solutions & that we make it Tuesday.

Red White & Blue! Everybody loves you!

  We just got back last night from our first family of three getaway!  It was perfect and fabulous and relaxing all mixed together! 

I have to say that I was EXTREMELY nervous traveling in a car with a 2 month old for 10+ hours, but you know what?!  Brynn was an angel!  She slept the whole time...only waking every three hours for her bottle and a diaper change.  The last hour we rode "dirty" in the car, breaking the law and getting out of our carseat for a little stretchin' and movin'.


We spent loads of quality family time!  Brynn is one loved girl that is for sure!  She got tons of kisses and cuddles and rocking time.  This also meant that mommy got lots and lots of breaks.  I got to take long showers and actually get a leg shave in, or the shampoo washed out of my hair with out having to run out mid shower!  It was glorious & now I'm spoiled and it is back to reality!

We spent some grown up time on the beach and Honey did some babysitting.  Baby got lots of praises for her good behavior for all her babysitters :)

We watched sunsets and drank bushwackers!
Celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary.



Ate loads of good family dinners.

Spent lots of quality family time together.
















Brynn celebrated her first 4th of July & I finally got to theme her out for a holiday!


& then Brynn met the beach!


I was so so so excited for this day!  I remember sitting on this same beach, this same time last year hoping that this year I would be there with my little baby and here I was, in the exact situation that I had only dreamed of one year ago. I put Miss Brynn in her little red lady bug bathing suit and hat and headed down there with daddy, nana and the video camera in hand.  Needless to say, as excited as I was there were storms on the horizon, the wind was blowing crazy hard and we were getting pelted by sand.  But I was going to get my pictures come hell or high water!  Here are some action shots before we high tailed it back inside!

It was one week of pure happiness.  Vacation...love to see it come..hate to watch it go!


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wahoo...month two!

Dearest Brynn,

 Seems like just yesterday I was sitting here writing up your one month update and yet here I am again, now writing your two month update.  Time just keeps going and you just keep growing.  Blossoming right before our eyes.  You are no longer that little wrinkly squishy newborn I brought home from the hospital.  You are filling out and growing like a weed.  This month has definitely been amazing as it is clear as day that you know exactly who your momma and daddy are.  You look at us in amazement and give us the sweetest smiles this world has ever seen.  We stare at you daily, in awe of just how beautiful you are.

It is still unbelievable to me that I am actually your mama.  That God has chosen me for you.  That I get to be the mama to the world's most perfect little girl.  A little girl who smiles like crazy now when she wakes up & sees our faces.  A little girl who loves to eat!  A little girl who wants what she wants when she wants it, not a second later!

I can't say it enough Brynn, your momma and daddy love you more than you will ever know.  To the moon and back.  You are the biggest, greatest gift and blessing.  We are so lucky to have you in our lives.

and a little outtake for good humor...you clearly loved this photo sesh:




The Baby Stats:
Sleep: You are an awesome sleeper and seriously...thank you for that.  We need it and you let us have it!  You are starting to sleep through the night now.  Not always the same times and not always every single night...but many nights.  Sometimes 9 to 5...sometimes 11 to 7...but big stretches non the less.  You are taking naps upstairs in your bassinet now.  2 a day.  1 around 10/11 and another around 3/4.

Our day: You have pretty much chosen 7 as your wake up time.  You wake up happy as can be and in feed me now mode!  We spend some cuddle time in bed followed by some swing time down stairs.  You eat around ten and then go down for your first nap which is pretty much anywhere from 45 mins to an hr.   You wake up and pretty much want to be held 24-7.  We do this and that around the house...walk the dog, run errands, go to the pool etc.  You take your afternoon nap most days around 4 and this is your longest nap & if you don't take one... girlfriend it is obvious and you are a little cranky pants!  Daddy comes home and holds you and loves on you.  You take your bath around 7...get your jammies on...drink your milk around 8 and are out for the count in the swing by 9 every night.  You sleep there until 11 when we go upstairs for the night and you get your last feeding for the night and go to bed in your bassinet.  You never cry and put yourself to sleep each & every time.

Feeding:  You threw us for a loop this month.  You started screaming and stiffening up after every feeding. Spitting up....screaming in pain.  Nothing could comfort you and we spent many days with you crying and me crying from exhaustion and just not knowing what to do for you.  After meeting with the doctor we found out you had reflux.  We switched you to a formula for it and you were instantly a new baby, no more pain, throwing up or constipation.  You were a brand new baby and super happy and most importantly comfortable.  I had a lot of guilt for not feeding you breast milk anymore but you are so much better now and ultimately that's whats best.   You are now filling out...turning into a little chunky monkey as we call it.  Getting your baby rolls and those chubby cheeks that crack mommy and daddy up.

Weight:
Birth: 8lbs 9oz
1 month: 9lbs 4oz (50th percentile)

Length:  Birth:19 inches
1 month: 21 3/4  (75th percentile)


Diaper size:  size 1 :)

Clothes size:  We packed away your newborn clothes this month and it was so sad :(  You still fit in them weight wise, but you are a long baby and your poor legs were staying bent in your footsie jammies. You are now in 0-3 and some 3 months,  The jammies and tops fit you good,  pants and bloomers fall right off your tiny waist,

Hair color:  Still dark..sometimes in certain lights I think it may be getting a tad lighter.

Eye color: At birth: deep royal blue
1 month: blue-ish grey
2 months: grey/blue.  sometimes more grey...sometimes more blue

Firsts: First time in the pool.  You only went in for maybe two minutes and only half your body...but you didn't cry, so I am thinking maybe you liked it.


Milestones:  You are following us now with your eyes.  Watching us walk around...to you...away from you.  You are always watching.

Favorite toy: Still your swing and paci.  We got a skinner paci and wa-la you can keep it in your mouth now and you do...for a lot of the day.  You also make a really loud sucking noise when it is in your mouth...it's really funny.

Happy two months Brynn Bug.
You are mommy & daddy's princess.
We couldn't love you any more.