Thursday, September 14, 2006

Gas

I forgot to mention there are new photos on Flickr...

This has been a tiring week. I can't wait for weekend. Today the service coordinator from Lanternman Regional Center came and we made a plan for Claire including assessments by occupational and physical therapists (OT & PT) and weekly visits from someone who will provide developmental stimulation and show us activities to do with Claire. I also found out that they will fund 16 hours a month of "respite" aka babysitting. Hurray! This can either be someone we know or someone reffered through an agency. We doon't have a regular babysitter yet...we really need one though. Markos and I need to have some time to ourselves once a week.

Gas is one reason that I am particularly tired. Claire wakes up with it in the night most nights. This afternoon she had a particularly painful episode which began just before the Lanternman woman came. I pumped her legs rubbed her tummy and she expelled gas several times...fell asleep and awoke 40 mins later with more gas. Dr.Brown bottles were recommended to me on two occasions for gas so I bought 2 this evening. ( I stalled Mark's Trooper more than a dozen times... forgot the e-brake.)

Claire will only let me nap for about a half an hour at a time these days. If she's in the sling or being held she'll sleep for hours.

I forgot to mention also Claire is now 21 inches long and weighs 7 lbs 10 oz. She acquired a new habbit...she cries when we pause a feeding to burp her. One way to console her through the burpings is to let her suck on my thumb. She has been very reluctant to burp lately even though we persist patting and rubbing for 20 minutes sometimes. The Dr suggested Mylicon drops. We got some yesterday. Not sure how effective they are.

1 comment:

Nanu said...

Colic, gas. I wonder if it is all the same? Looking up colic on the Internet did not yield much helpful information.

That was one of the hardest things to get through as a young mother. Teling you that babies eventually grow out of it is not much comfort.

I remember talking about fussy babies with your sister-in-law and other young mothers and they just didn't have babies that fussed for hours on end. I couldn't believe it! I thought everyone had fussy babies.

My thoughts and prayers for patience go with you during this time of yet another adjustment.

Love, Nanu