Sunday, January 15, 2012

Reflux and other accomplishments this week!

Well this week we have had a lot of activity going on. First of all my baby girl is just getting cuter and cuter if that is even possible. I mean look at this picture..... Can she get any more beautiful??? This is up there with my top two FAVE PICS OF ALL TIME NOW. Sweet precious face.

All snuggled up and headed off to her sitters house, which I will be doing a post on soon. She just loves it there and we are so thankful for Ms. Sam!!!

It has been so cold here this week, and so rainy and my precious little one has been having a very tough time dealing with her reflux. She has been on Zan.tac since she was 4 wks old, and its only been getting worse. So then we moved to thickened feeds with rice cereal 3 weeks ago and that has helped some. But nights are the worst and she is just drowning in the reflux, and some of her crying fits are breaking my heart. So we are fighting my insurance company to get them to approve for her to have the new medicine her pediatrician prescribed called Preva.cid SoluTabs. But they are just idiots.

They just keep saying she has to take all these other meds before she can be approved for Prev.acid, when none of these are appropriate for her age, she cant take Proton.ix or Nex.ium!!! these people have no idea what infants can take and just make blanket decisions because they don't want to pay.

So I just said we were going to pay cash for them because I cant stand to see my baby crying like this. Anyone who has had reflux for just one night knows how bad that it hurts. So we called to get the price.....yes...wait for it.....$237.00 for 30 SoluTabs!!!! Seriously!!! So we purchased 15 to see if we see a big difference and that was Friday night. Hopefully after a week we will see her have some relief. But as of right now, Sunday night, not much difference.

So another milestone we have accomplished of late, is our big girl has fully transitioned in just 2 nights from her PackNPlay next to our bed to her beautiful crib in her Nursery. The Pics below were the first night we put her in her bed to sleep. We gave her a nice bath and put her a new fleece "sleep sack" since you are not suppose to have any blankets in the crib with her. I wanted to make sure she was warm, so I put a onesie and socks underneath her sleep sack.

To our amazement, she slept so well, and all night!!! She was not comfortable in that packNplay I don't believe. She was always squirming and looking like she was uncomfortable. So we are so happy she is comfortable and at peace in her pretty bed we spent so much time making for her. I just loved her smiles this night as we laid her down for her first night. **Sweet memories to treasure**

Then as I KEPT checking on her during the night, I took this picture.... this is what Sweetness and I call her "touchdown" pose. She does this all the time, even when she is awake, and since we are huge football fans, it really cracks us up!!

And one very minor but other accomplishment this week, was the first time she wore tennis shoes!! I LOVED Keds when I was a kid. And I could not wait to put those shoes with the little rubber bumper over the top on my baby. Well the time came this week. I bought her some tiny little Size 2 Keds from Stride Rite and she was not sure what to do with them. But since she can't stand yet, they felt heavy on her feet. I always love a nice pair of good ole white Keds!!!

Sorry about the blurry picture.... but you gt the idea!!! All in all a great week. She has changed my life and I am living it to the fullest!!! Until next time..... She will be 3 months old on the 16th!!! Sooooo hard to believe!!!!!


  1. I love reading about sweet Chloe and all of her adventures! Praying that she begins to feel better with her reflux!

    My daughter also always used to do the "touchdown pose" when she slept, and she still occasionally does 5 years later. My grandmother always told me that it was a sign of a healthy baby. Something to be thankful for!

    Take care!

  2. I am so excited !! The last time I saw your blog... Chloe had not been born... and out of the blue.."POOF" your blog was gone ! I didn't have an email addy to ask you to add me (a complete stranger, btw) so... I resigned myself to the fact that I would probably never know in what direction your story went :( ... but... for some unexplainable reason, I did not remove your blog site from my bookmarks. Then today, just out of curiosity, I clicked on ya.. and Voila !! There you are with a PRECIOUS baby girl. You look SOOOO happy. God Bless you and Mr. Sweetness..aka... Mama and Daddy.