Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Little tidbits

  • Brady's reflux hasn't gotten any better. He is now on Prevacid, and if his head spun around and his puke was green, I would start to think he was the exorcist.
  • With the reflux, he sometimes get so crabby, and there are days when I want to scream with him. It sucks to see him uncomfortable, and it is frustrating to not know how to make him feel better.

  • On that same note, I refused to listen to his dr. and countless others telling me that he's fine since he is gaining weight, or he will grow out of it. I am his voice, and he cannot tell them he doesn't feel good or that he is in pain. It's my duty as his mom to stick up for him, no matter how silly I look in the end (this isn't' one of those situations.) So, we see a Pediatric GI in a few weeks.
  • Brady is a smooth talking man. He coos and 'talks' nonstop. The tiny laughs and smiles that go with them make my heart melt.

  • Brady is NOT sleeping through the night, though he was pretty damn close...UNTIL--he got his FIRST COLD! He has the most pitiful cough, and stuffy nose. It sucks to see your baby sick and there isn't much you can do for him. Steamy showers, humidifiers, baby rub (Little Remedies is awesome) and the snot sucker only go so far. He needed a little more love, and a lot of snuggles this week.

  • I on the other hand, didn't sleep. Sick baby=no sleep for ANYONE.

  • Sick baby also means an increase in wine consumption.

  • Being sick also made his reflux worse, which led me to a scary incident, and my heart stopped. He was napping in his crib and I heard him coughing, and it turned into choking. I ran in there and my child was practically purple. This is when I say that reflux IS a big deal, dammit. THankyouverymuch!

  • Brady is a beef cake for sure. On Friday, he weighed 15 pounds! 15 POUNDS! He has ALMOST grown out of a size 2 diaper. Daddy keeps telling him he's going to play baseball (left handed pitcher $$)but mommy thinks that at this rate, he is going to be a LINEBACKER!

  • Ha, the other day I was thinking that I want Brady and our next baby close in age (like 18 months) UNTIL, yes, that is a BIG until, I realized that would leave me needing to be knocked up again in less than 5 months. NOTHANKYOUVERYMUCH.

  • Brady has many new tricks. My favorite new trick of his is how he has to hold onto my shirt, or rub my chest (I guess he is a boob man for sure, lol) when he is falling asleep. It does nothing other than melt my heart.
  • His umbilical hernia IS GONE! It did fix itself, and I'm so excited! No more mini penis belly button! :)

  • Lastly, I am applying for a new job and as much as it terrifies me, it brings pure joy into my heart knowing what a difference it would make in our lives. It would cut out two hours of drive time a day, and I would be so close to home I could walk home for lunch with my lil pipsqueak.


Sarah said...

1) "Brady is a smooth talking man. He coos and 'talks' nonstop. The tiny laughs and smiles that go with them make my heart melt." - videos?? :)

2) sucks so bad about the reflux :( hope the ped GI doc can figure out a quick solution!

3) how exciting about the interview!!! GOOD LUCK! sending such serious positive vibes your way....

Jennelle said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed that a) the GI can help Brady and b) you get the job!

Amber said...

I'm sorry you and Brady are still dealing with the acid reflux issue. That must be miserable for both of you. Good for you for looking for a new job, I hope it works out!!

Shannon said...

Amy so sorry to hear about Brady's reflux. I highly recommend Dr. Foy out of Cardinal Glennon though. He took excellent care of Kaleigh.

The Wilson's said...

Poor Brady, isn't a sick baby just pitiful... and totally EXHAUSTING! Glad that his umbilical hernia is all better, Jackson had the same issue. Good luck you new job hunt!

Julia said...

a new job closer to home sounds awesome! I hope it happens for you!

And poor BIG Brady. I hope his reflux gets better soon. I'm sure that totally sucks for all of you....but at least there is wine, I suppose:)

Cecilia said...

You crack me up. Good luck with the job! That would be so nice if you can land it.

Coree said...

Aww, poor guy and poor momma! I hope his reflux ends soon!

Anonymous said...

My boy got his first cold too, it's been a sleepless household. He was put on a breathing machine every 4 hours (= very unhappy baby!) but thankfully we got to stop that yesterday.

I hope Brady's reflux gets better; good for you! for taking him to a specialist. He's a lucky boy to have you as his Mommy!

Good luck at the job interview, fingers crossed!!!

Katie said...

I hope you guys can get his little tummy all figured out.

Good luck on the job! I hope you get it. Fingers are crossed! :)

Stuff Parents Need said...

Good luck with that job application. What a positive difference it would make in your life! Woo hoo!