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So, we had two and a half weeks of perfect bliss with a baby, and then Fiona started getting fussier. And fussier. AND FUSSIER!

She has colic. A textbook case that began shortly after her two week birthday (apparently, babies don't have developed enough systems until they're two weeks old to have colic). Colic is essentially reflux; even if the baby doesn't spit up a lot (which Fiona doesn't), heartburn is essentially the issue. She had been doing the classic arching her back and pushing out her hands and trying to get away like she was in pain; that was especially horrible to endure while nursing her. She was hungry but also clearly in pain. :(

The doctor prescribed some Prevacid and said that in a couple days, it should completely clear up. I also have to cut ALL DAIRY OMG out of my diet.

She weighed 8 lbs 1 oz; she's too big for newborn clothes now although not for newborn diapers.

In non-textbook news, two days ago fiona rolled over from her back to her belly. I knew she was a genius.

In Emma news, she called us yesterday crying (while Fiona was in the middle of an enraged one and a half hour crying jag) wanting to come home from her grandparents' house, so Josh's mom is bringing her today. :( I knew the trip was too long for her to be away; I should have done a better job of planning her summer out. *sigh*

Cross your fingers for us. If this medicine doesn't work, we may all lose our minds.

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Date: 2013-07-18 02:56 am (UTC)
havocthecat: the lady of shalott (Default)
From: [personal profile] havocthecat
Goddamn. The kidlet had reflux. I was in AGONY, especially because I couldn't figure out what it was and he cried. so. much. The prevacid was a godsend, though, I'm so not even kidding.

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Date: 2013-07-18 03:23 am (UTC)
lunabee34: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lunabee34

I'm so glad it worked for you, and I'm pretty confident it will for us too. Fiona's not even at the worst end of the spectrum for this. I think we're nipping it in the bed just as it's starting. She's already been better today just after giving her the Malox the doc said to give her while the prevacid builds up in her system.

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Date: 2013-07-18 03:44 am (UTC)
havocthecat: the lady of shalott (Default)
From: [personal profile] havocthecat
Yeah, we were at the projectile vomiting and constant wailing end of the spectrum. Plus the fear of eating because it was causing pain, which then created hunger. So, you know. I'm glad we're past it!

And I'm really glad to hear that the Malox is starting to work for Fiona. Poor girl, and poor parents.

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Date: 2013-07-18 10:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lunabee34
Oh man. I can't imagine. He must have been so miserable (you too, of course); it's like a knife in your heart when your baby is hurting. *hugs*

Fiona had started to fuss a little about nursing; I think she was headed for the same route of being hungry but associating eating with pain, so I'm glad we're getting this over with.

The funny thing is that Emma spit up all the time, like copious amounts, but she never fussed and it didn't hurt her. Fiona doesn't really spit up at all, but she's the one with the reflux problem.

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Date: 2013-07-19 11:19 am (UTC)
ariadne83: danny is ridic (Default)
From: [personal profile] ariadne83
Best of luck with the little princess! OMG DAIRY NOOOOOO!

Give Emma a hug from me. Her present will be on the way tomorrow (it just occurred to me: the parents get congratulations but the siblings don't tend to, so I may get her a card. Unless I'm feeling lazy LOL)

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Date: 2013-07-19 03:09 pm (UTC)
lunabee34: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lunabee34
dude, I know. I had been eating ice cream like it was about to disappear from the face of the earth. LOL

yay for present! Emma will be so excited.


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