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Sunday, January 11, 2009

We love her, but she's not an easy baby!

Conner was not the easiest baby.  His reflux made him miserable until we got it under control.  I wore him in a sling most of the day, kept him upright, co-slept with him, and just did anything I could to make him comfortable.  No matter what we did, he was still in pain for quite a while.  We took him to a Gonstead Chiropractor who adjusted his little back, which helped immensely.  We also took him to a naturopathic doctor who desensitized him to foods he was allergic to and getting through my breastmilk.  Between the two, his reflux cleared up and he was a happy little guy but it took a while.  David and I were convinced that our next baby would be an easy baby.  It seems, though, that poor Madi also has reflux like her brother.  She doesn't nap well during the day, has "wet burps", is constantly choking on her spit-up, and is just having a hard time.  Even in my arms, on my chest, or in a carrier upright, she still does not nap well.  She wants to be asleep and is unhappy when she wakes.  I've tried Mylicon and have Gripe Water on the way.   I want her to be comfortable and it is really hard knowing that no matter what I do, she is still in pain.  We took her to the chiropractor once already and have plans to go again.  She's also seen the naturopathic doctor for NEAT (natural elimination of allergy treatment) testing twice.  I am praying that these two things will help her, just like they did Conner.  Madi's little life is hard enough without these added problems.  I am praying that God will take away her discomfort so she can get the rest she needs.  


Anonymous said...

Hi Jamie, I know you probably don't remember me, but I know you from Diaper Traders. My screenname was jmred. My name is Jamie, too! I was wondering what happened to you after DT disappeared,and stumbled upon one of your posts on DS. I found your blog through the link in your siggy, so I just wanted to come and say hi,and tell you how strong I think you are. Reading your blog has been an inspiration to me, you have such an amazing outlook on life! Madi is adorable, and Conner looks like he's gotten so big! Hope you don't mind if I follow your blog! I'm sending my continued prayers to little Madi and the rest of your family!

ksivey said...

Hi There. Sorry I've been out of touch with you and your family for so long. I hope you all had a blessed Christmas. We are thinking of you all. Every night before bed we ask Ada who she wants to pray for and she always says, "baby Madi". So please know that you are in all of our prayers each night. Lots of hugs and love from the Siveys.

Anonymous said...

How is Madi doing since she's been home??