...is a smile from my baby girl! A few weeks ago the doctor mentioned she should be smiling back at us in a few weeks. Well the time went by and she didn't smile back yet. So I asked the doctor about it at the last appt and he said not to worry that because she is a preemie she might be 7 weeks behind with these milestones. She does smile. It's just while she's sleeping. And then sometimes when she is awake and staring off looking at something, she kind of starts to crack a smile. But I'm really craving a real...big...adorable..gummy smile from my daughter :)
I feel like I really need it. Things have been super tough with her colic. Last night was especially hard. My husband was away for work overnight so my mom and step dad came over for a bit in the evening to let me nap before my "night shift." Well she cried the whole time for them and after they left it got worse. She SCREAMEDDD pretty much all night long :( It's just so hard. Because I don't know how to help her. We've tried everything. The doctor put her on these "colic drops" but I think they are just making her constipated and more miserable. So we talked to the doctor and they said to stop them for two days and see what happens. She also kind of threw up last night. Something much thicker than regular spit up. And there were a few times I had to blow in her face to get her breathing again. Because she sometimes screams so hard and forgets to breathe and turns blue. It's lovely :( But what I'm learning is, is that I'm not alone. People have been reaching out to me and giving me tips and telling me that their baby screams all night too!!! It's just good to know that we aren't the only ones dealing with this...and that it will eventually get better!! Please God, let it get better....
We did get some happy news the other day! My husband got a new job with the town we live in! And this is a big deal for us financially! :) Higher income, much cheaper health insurance, room for advancement and no more overnight trips!! We are excited about this. I'm so happy for my husband because he has been waiting for this job for 9 years!
Also, baby girl has been taking a nap in her crib every afternoon for the past few days! Which is a big deal!! I think she likes it in there. Or is just super exhausted from screaming all night that she'll sleep anywhere! I love watching her on the monitor :)