Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Reflux Rig

I've been putting Rigby in his crib for naps the last few days, just to get him used to it before he starts sleeping in there all night. Today was a really good day for the little guy...thank goodness.

For those of you that don't know, Rigby has been quite a handful since week 2 of his little life. His first 2 weeks were awesome -- he never cried or anything. Awesome right? Ummmm no! Right after he turned 2 weeks old he started screaming, gagging, burping, and having very painful baby poos and gas. Poor baby! Derek and I were about ready to jump ship!

Seriously...this boy can SCREAM. It's been exhausting. We've had some rough nights. We took him to the doctor and it turns out he has reflux (baby heartburn) just like Rowan had. He's been on meds for a whole week now and today was the 1st day that he really seemed to pain-free. Amen! He slept and slept and didn't scream either...which is amazing. And better yet, he started stretching out the time between feedings. He was wanting to nurse every 2 hours - which is nuts. Four weeks of nursing this little guy every 2 hours has been overwhelming.
I think we've won this battle...whew. Now on to potty training Rowan! More on that subject on my next post :)

Here's a pic of Rowan introducing Rigby to his crib (which used to be hers) and to Mr. Giraffe (who also used to be hers). So cute!

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