Wednesday, March 31, 2010

8 weeks old

Well, we've made it 2 months. Whew. It's been a LONG 2 months. For Easton and us. As far as his eating/crying problems go, they are a little better. We went in for his 8 week checkup on Monday and the Dr. added Prevacid to the Zantac he is on. So we are doing both twice a day. He still is a sporadic eater and sleeper. He is just not beginning to take naps over a hour long. He still gets up a lot at night too. Our biggest challenge these days is getting to finish more than a 2 oz bottle. It just seems to me that he should be eating more and going longer in between by now! I know if his belly is hurting, he can't eat more than that at a time, but I am so ready for him to eat like a normal baby. He has a bad day on Monday. We had to endure about 5 complete screaming in agony fits. One of them was at the dr's office during the exam. So at least the Dr. got to witness what we are dealing with. Of course she was unfazed, while Jason and I sat there like two nervous wrecks. He weighs in at 9lbs 4 oz. He seems so much bigger now. He has started to smile at us every once in awhile now. It's adorable and I can't wait till he does it more.
As far as my postpartum struggle goes, I have been improving. I still have days where I can feel those sad feelings creeping up behind me, but I am able to get through them without crying and feeling hopeless. The new medication I am on must be kicking in. I can now sleep in between feedings at night now. I still have some trouble falling asleep, but at least I am able to. I still don't feel comfortable with staying home with him ALL day with nothing to do, so I try to plan something everyday. Which is hard when I never know when he's going to sleep or eat. Thankfully Jason's sister stays home with her children and lets us come hang out. She loves to keep him I already have an awesome babysitter! So all in all, things are getting better. Now if I cold just lose this baby weight, that would the icing on the cake!!


  1. Julie,
    Good for you hon! You sound like you are doing much better. The fact that you can nap while the baby does makes a HUGE difference (and is a very good sign)!!
    I hope that you continue to get well!!

    Big Hugs,
    PS.Your little man is so stinkin adorable!!

  2. Yay for you, Julie! The sleep will make such a big difference, and it sounds like the meds are on their way to helping, too. You've got lots of mamas out here rooting for you. It WILL get better.

  3. Hey Julie,
    Swing by my site, I gave you an award!!!