Monday, August 26, 2013

A rough few days...

You guys know I'm usually all rainbows and unicorns around here, but holy cow.  The last few days have been a little rough. Why, you ask?  Well, let me just count the ways...

One.  I can't go into too much detail without breaking my no poop rule, but I'll just say that we've gone back and forth with three different formulas over the last week to try and find the right... balance.  It's kind of like Goldilocks and the Three Bears... only... not.  This morning was a colossal mess.  Spit up everywhere, followed by a diaper change that was significantly premature.  I ended up having to stick Gracie in the bathtub and start a load of laundry before I even had my breakfast.  

Two.  Because of the aforementioned tummy troubles and formula switching, Miss Priss had a rough night on Friday.  She had terrible gas and tummy pain, so after the third time she woke up (after letting her cry it out both times, poor baby), I went and got my sweet girl and put her in bed with us.  We all manged to get a few more hours of sleep this way, and Micah and I got to sneak in a few sweet snuggles.  

Three.  I didn't get to bed until 5:00 a.m. the "night" of my birthday because I had a repeat of the random, excruciating stomach/back pain I experienced while pregnant.  And I had stupidly taken two Tylenol PM before I went to bed because I felt the pain coming on, and I had hoped the medicine might help me sleep through it.  Instead, I ended up just feeling like a zombie as I cycled through any and every position I could think of to ease the pain.  Micah woke up to discover me missing and must have had a panic attack when he searched the house and couldn't find me.  He eventually walked into the office to find me laying facedown on the floor because it was the only stretch of carpet big enough for me to spread out on in the only position that made the pain bearable.  By 4:45, I was feeling okay enough to try and sleep.  Needless to say, I didn't make it into work on Friday.

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Four.  My throat started feeling yucky on Saturday night as I was celebrating my birthday with my mom and stepdad with steaks on the grill and my favorite chocolate mousse cake (which my Mom has managed to remember to get me every year since I turned 15, I think).  When I woke up on Sunday, I knew I was coming down with something and made an appointment at an urgent care clinic near the house.  The doctor couldn't tell, yet, if it was viral (i.e., a cold) or bacterial (upper respiratory infection-ish), so I'm giving it a few days before I start the antibiotics and praying like crazy I don't give it to Grace.  Poor girl's had more than her fair share of sick lately!

Five.  The Zulily shipment that was supposed to be delivered this weekend never made it.  (Okay, so this one's pretty whiny, but I'm on a roll here. And I feel like I've sort of earned the right to whine for a minute or two.)

There's more, I'm sure, but my mind must have blocked it out in the interest of preserving my sanity.

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There isn't a single second that isn't completely worth it.  But I won't lie... there's no part of me that will miss the spit up and diaper blowouts when they're gone. :)

7 comments:

Brooke said...

Whew, that is a rough few days! Hoping that today (and this week) goes better and that you get to feeling better really soon!

Angie said...

Those days are tough! I hope things settle out for you soon...

A few things that worked for us: we switched to Similiac liquid Soy formula and most of her tummy troubles settled out--fantastic; when she did have tummy troubles, even maaajor ones, Colic Calm (from CVS) is an absolute miracle drug--seriously...; I also had a few spells of excruciating back and rib cage pain that even landed me in the hospital a couple of times--the culprit was my gall bladder...pregnancy tends to make that little thing angry (have you had yours checked?).

Hopefully this week will be full of good days to make up for the rough ones of last!

Christina said...

A word of advice... The 4 month mark is when I have always noticed a surge in diaper blowouts. Since I have nursed both babies I can't understand the formula and tummy troubles so I wish you the best a hope that you guys get it figured out soon so mommy and baby can get some sleep ;

Holly said...

I second the suggestion of having your Gall bladder checked.. I had problems while I was pregnant and they miss diagnosed me and it continued for a few more years.. Until I ended up in the ER with an emergency removal. Your symptoms sound familiar. Hope your week gets better and you can get the formula worked out.

Erica @ Team Roberts said...

Wow! That us rough! I hope you can get the formula figured out, because a gassy baby is definitely no fun. In the bright side, at least there is a long weekend coming up!!

Emily said...

Oh girl, I am so sorry! It's aweful when babies have tummy issues! Thankfully we seemed to have found the "it" formula for us. Have you tried just plain ole milk based formula? We were using soy until L developed a soy intolerance, then we went to AR Enfamil and several others before landing on a store brand one that works like a charm. I can't remember the brand but we buy it at Sam's Club and that's the only place you can get it-Wal-Mart does not carry it. So weird since I thought Sam's and Wal-Mart were one in the same. Whatever. I hope it gets better and you guys find your groove. Also, so sorry about your tummy issues. I had an UR and Sinus infection last week and it was rough-I feel ya on that one. Oh and also (apparently I have a lot to say-sorry!) Zulily has messed up stuff I've ordered before and usually about a week later I will get an email saying they are sorry and that they have issued me a $10 credit for my inconvenience. Maybe that will happen!

Amira said...

Found your blog through Alicia :-) I love finding fellow mommy bloggers! My daughter Avery is 7 months old :-) Your daughter is too cute!

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