Thursday, February 11, 2010

good news and not-as-good news. . . .

. . . .as pertaining to this blog, such as it is:

The good news is we have a new hard drive! And that means PICTURES! Yay!

The bad news is that poor sweet Rosebud seems to be suffering from infant reflux. She spits up often, gets hiccups about 27 times a day, and has days where she sleeps for only about 20 minutes at a time (even some nights - ouch). I've always been able to comfort my babies, so to have one hurting to the point that I can't always help is really hard. I feel so bad for her!!!

We're taking her to the doctor tomorrow, and hopefully she'll get some relief soon! (Anyone out there with experience with this?)

I suppose I should say this isn't really bad news--I am so grateful just to have her and that she is healthy. That is a blessing I will never take for granted again.

She's just a bit uncomfortable for the time being. And anti-blogging. :)

But she's awful cute. I kiss her about a million times per day.


last Saturday night's bath, as photographed by Fluffy


Some things about our Rosebud:

She loves her diaper changes (never cries during these)!

She hates her car seat (always cries).

She has blue eyes and gorgeous eyelashes.

She smiles the most stunningly sweet smiles you've ever seen. (I wish I could capture this on my camera!)

She prefers Daddy's pinkie to any pacifier.



after church last Sunday (her first time!)

She is exactly 52 days old today. I could nearly fill up my remaining Days of Gratitude with each day she has spent with us.

And I have thanked Father in Heaven passionately for each one.


Becky said...[Reply to comment]

She's so beautiful!! Seeing these pictures moved me to tears. We love sweet Rosebud!

Kara said...[Reply to comment]

She sure is a cutie! Good work to Fluffy for such awesome bath pictures!

Melanie said...[Reply to comment]

She is adorable! Good luck coming up with an answer for her reflux.

Maria said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle, she is BEAUTIFUL! My aunt's baby had reflux really bad - I'll ask her what they ended up doing. I know it was hard. The baby is 4 now! :)

Nancy said...[Reply to comment]

That little rosebud is adorable! It is so fun seeing her personality shine through in the pictures. I love seeing the one of Fluffy taking the picture, Hummer watching and you giving Rosebud a bath. Fun, fun! We've got to webcam soon.

Nancy said...[Reply to comment]

Just had to leave another post and say how cute Rosebud is. Sure wished she would bring her brothers, mom and dad and come visit her nana and grandpa.

Nancy said...[Reply to comment]

Keep us posted on Rosebud's doctor's appointment tomorrow. I'm trying to figure out if my photo works. :)

Marc and Megan said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle, our little guy is struggling with the same miserable case of acid reflux. We noticed it first when like two hours after a feeding he'd start spitting up clear, water-like spit up... in addition to the hiccups and the large amounts of spit up. Last week his pediatrician gave us a prescription for Ranitidine. It took a couple of days, but now that it's been a week he is doing so much better. He still has moments of pain and discomfort, but he isn't nearly as miserable as he has been. The prescription was more expensive than we were wanting to pay ($77), not knowing beforehand if it would even work... but now that we know it's helping (even if just a little), it's been totally worth it. Anyway, if you have any other questions about it, don't hesitate at all to contact me. I totally know that awful feeling of watching helplessly as your baby cries inconsolably... I've had moments with him where I've broken down as well. :( Anyway, I hope you get answers and solutions. Rosemary is so beautiful... I'm so glad for the joy she's bringing you.

Real said...[Reply to comment]

I think my Baboo might have had reflux. But that was back before they had a name for it. She spit up all the time. Like, not the cute little burp rag spit up, but grab-the-bath-towel-thar-she-blows-again spit up. We couldn't keep up with the laundry. She cried all the time (no exaggeration) and did not sleep more than 15 minutes at a time. At the time, her wonderful (sarcasm) pediatrician recommended that I burp her ever 60 seconds during a feeding and put her in her crib with a towel under one end to elevate her head. Never mind the fact that she didn't sleep. She finally stopped crying constantly at around 4 months, but was still a very unhappy baby for several more months. I've always wondered what it was and reflux is one idea. Though that didn't explain the constant ear infections and other things...

Although none of my babies has been as much of a spitter as she was, all but one have still been high end with the spit up. One didn't spit up at all and i thought I was in heaven.

Real said...[Reply to comment]

Also, I was trying to figure out why she looked so familiar to me. Shockingly familiar in a way that she had no right to be since I don't know her in real life. As I was scrolling through the pictures again, though, it was suddenly SO obvious! Because she looks JUST LIKE the brother looking at her in the photo in red. (Sorry I don't know his name.)

Amy Kay said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle, she is absolutely adorable. She looks like her brothers, that is so cute. There is meds they can give her for acid reflux, my nephews have had to be in stuff like that. Keep us informed. I hope all is well other than that. Love you guys. :) Thanks for the update, sorry I am so bad with mine. I need to get better, hope to ahve something blog worthy this weekend.

Yankee Girl said...[Reply to comment]

She is so sweet. I hope she is feeling better soon.

Vauna said...[Reply to comment]

Michelle, I feel for you. You might consider a food allergy. My kids all are allergic to milk and I had to completely cut out all milk products from my diet while nursing. I figured out that one after 6 weeks of an hour and a half of screaming after every feeding with Ethan.Once I quit the milk they did great. (till every time I thought I could sneak in a milkshake--I really paid for it)
LOVE the pictures. She is so beautiful. What a pretty dress too! ;)

Ann said...[Reply to comment]

What a beautiful baby girl (and family)!

MD had reflux problems as a newborn, and still does. My two tips would be to keep her mattress elevated and to keep her upright for twenty minutes after feeding. It is such a frustrating situation. I hope that all went well with the Doctor's and that you've figured something out.

Andre said...[Reply to comment]

She is beautiful!