Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thank you

Just wanted to thank you all for your support over my last post :) You sure know how to make a girl feel loved and not alone! I went to the OB's today. Have I told you how much I LOVE my new OB (the woman that delivered Samantha)? She's so nice and spent so much time talking with me. This was actually my 6 week post delivery check up, that I had to cancel awhile back. I talked with her about how I was feeling and she was so supportive. She said " There are so many women out there struggling with this and they haven't been through half the crap you have!" She put me on two meds and wants to see me again in 6 weeks to see how I'm doing. And then at that time she will wean me off one of the meds and keep me on the other. I know it takes some time for them to kick in so I'm not expecting an overnight miracle. But I just feel better knowing that I'm doing something about it! :)

Things are still all screwy with baby girl. The doc wants to try her on Prilosec now. So she is starting that tonight and we are to stop the gripe water. We stopped using the black "witches brew" (as I was calling it) a few days ago. The doctor didn't think it was a good idea and told us just to stick with the Little Tummies Gripe water. But our heads are spinning. Nothing is really working. I feel so bad for her because she's probably wondering what the hell is all this stuff we keep pumping her full of! PLEASE GOD let the prilosec work. If it doesnt after a few weeks, I want her to see a baby GI doctor. The peds doc wants us to come in next week to check her weight and see how she's doing. Her screaming seems to be more in the morning now and early to late evening. The last couple nights she does okay. Cries before she eats, cries after. Takes me close to hour to get her settled and back to sleep and then repeat the whole thing again at next feeding. THIS I can do. Feeding her and working to put her back down is okay. It's just the screaming that's tough. We still have to wake her to eat every three hours. Which is tough because sometimes I will just get her calm and back to sleep and then I have to wake her 45 minutes later! The doctor said we will see how her weight is at the next visit and maybe we can stretch out feeding times to just when she's hungry.

I think I have an obsession with baby jeans. They might be the cutest things ever.

Well, no, my sweet girl is the cutest thing ever :)


11 comments:

Samantha said...

I'm sorry to have missed your last post. It's good that you are being supported by your OB. You have been through so much, and there is no manual or guidebook for how to deal with the physical and emotional fallout. Nothing about being a new mom is easy!! Take care of yourself. Xo

Liz said...

Hoping you get some relief soon from baby tears and baby blues. You have so many wonderful people supporting you. I really hope the Prilosec works and your little girl's tummy feels better soon.

cw said...

Thinking of you and sending you lots of love xx

Bridget said...

I'm glad you are getting some medication to help and I hope you are feeling back to normal soon! If you ever have any reflux questions email away, I've learned quite a bit about it with Emily. infantreflux.org is a huge help.

Carlia said...

she really is the cutest thing ever! i hope the prilosec works. you both deserve some rest. good for you for going to the doctor! i know it won't fix it overnight, but i'm sure the meds will make a huge difference by the time you go to your next appt. you're still in my thoughts and prayers. hugs!

J o s e y said...

UGh, you're definitely going through a rough patch, but at least you have an incredibly cute daughter!! :)

allthesunforyou said...

OMG - I am obsessed with baby jeans too! My son has more jeans than my husband and me combined - and that's just in his current size! I cannot stop buying them - it's a sickness!

I am so pleased for you! It was very brave of you to ask for help. Bravo! I'm glad your OB was receptive and helpful! Sounds like a great plan is in place.

I hope Samantha has some relief soon. Poor baby. Poor Mama!

Rebecca said...

I'm hoping that you'll get some real sleep soon, that Samantha will feel better and grow to be healthy and that you only know happiness in the future.

Kristen said...

Love you and love that pic of Sam!! So glad you got the meds and your doc is so fabulous! Praying the meds kick in quickly for you.... xoxo

Kelly said...

I missed your last post somehow, but I'm so glad that you got the help you need. So many people just try to tough it out and I don't get it. If there is something to make you feel better, by all means FEEL BETTER!! These moments are far too precious to be underwater for all of it. I hope you are back to feeling better in no time - same with baby girl!

Jenny said...

glad to hear that the doc was supportive! I hope the meds work and you don't have too many side effects!

And yes, baby jeans are a-dorable!