My other boys had very bad reflux, so it's a possibility. He doesn't spit up like they did but it could be "silent reflux". Colic Calm helps but it's not a cure all, he still grumbles and fusses, like he's in pain. We have an appointment first thing Wednesday morning with the specialist, hopefully will get some answers.
Tonight I told DH not to even bother trying to lay him flat on his back in the playpen/bassinet. I'll just go straight to co-sleeping like I have been the past few nights for half the night.
I know they say not too and ppl will kill me for saying this but both of my babes slept on their bellys. It was the only way to get a solid 3-4 hrs out of them in the starting. Maybe you would want to try that if you feel comfortable with it.
I'll try anything, last night was the absolute worse. He screamed and cried for 2 hours and finally fell asleep in the swing but then at 4AM it was her turn to be wide awake, so I had to co-sleep with her for an hour's worth of sleep.
Anyway, tomorrow I think we're taking Fae with us to see the Gastro specialist as well. She's not screaming or crying but being wide awake lots at night which could be tummy troubles. She can't seem to settle lately... They only sleep good in their bouncy chairs, maybe time to totally ditch the whole playpen / bassinet.
My daughter had severe ... something. I don't know what was/is going on exactly, but she screamed constantly in her first weeks and it was torture on her and me and everyone around. Eventually sleeping in the bouncy worked well for her and she slept there at night at the foot of our bed for several months (I'm going to guess until 4 months?) From there we moved her into a swing. She slept only in the swing for several more months, finally moving to her crib much of the time at 9 months. She naps in the swing sometimes still. Do what works!!!
And as for family "helping," I never bought into that crap that you should get as much help as people will offer ... most people don't want to lift a damn finger, they just want to take pictures with your babies, take your food, make a mess of your place, and NOT help. Kick everyone out! I very much regret allowing "helpers" anywhere near us in the early weeks. It only made me bitter about having them around later.
Saw the specialist and Finn has Reflux, we now have a prescription for Prisolec (infant version, which a pharmacist had to make special). Picked it up this morning, first dose will be before noon, fingers crossed! She said it will take a few days to take effect.
Triplespiral, I totally hear ya! I started going to bed at 9PM (ish) and leaving DH with his Mother for the 11PM feed. Since I can't nap while she's here, going to bed early is the only solution I can think of. DH & I barely see each other now until she leaves which is the 30th. After she goes, I'll nap on the couch early mornings. I told him that if his parents want to visit again, they can get a hotel next time and rent a car. I also put my "foot down" about them moving in with us, since we are doing their Visas (immigration process), so DH will have to pay for an apartment. We've been arguing lots more with her here too. She wanted to come back when winter really hits so I don't have to drag twins out in the freezing cold but I said "no thanks", I'll bundle them up really well and do the school walks alone. I'm sure they will be just fine and we really need our "space" and time to adjust as a family without someone constantly here.
How is Finn doing? Is it any better? Are you okay over there on the coast? Did you lose power at all? I have not seen any recent figures for NJ. HUGS!
Keira was our fussy one most days. She would gorge herself on formula and then spit up from that. We had her on infant prilosec or Zantac at one point. It helped some. She still overeats at times. She just loves to eat, I guess. Sarafina, on the other hand, struggled with feeding from the begining and still has huge texture and food issues. She is so picky! We supplement both girls with baby food pouches to make sure they get vitamins, minerals, and some extra fiber. They don't get one everyday, but most days we try to offer it as a snack. The joys of feeding kids! :)
Hi, sorry, been super busy here. We lost power for 3 days, it was pretty rough, but we survived. Luckily only got some roof damage ($1,200 worth) but considering how badly the rest of NJ got hit, we're lucky.
Finn's doing okay with the reflux but has Colic. Was unsure about Colic for awhile but now that he's 6 weeks, it's definitely Colic. Some days are harder than others but we're struggling through it, day by day. Hoping once he's past 8 weeks, things will improve. Fae is doing great, up to 5 oz. now and gaining weight. Finn is going to have to start wearing 6 months clothes already! He is super hungry, super chunky, haha.
We go for weight checks and shots this Saturday. Will post back...
Oh no! Colic with twins. That has to be rough. I am so sorry. I will keep you in my thoughts. I cannot imagine. Keep us posted on the next appt. for Finn. I hope you find some relief for him, and I pray that it does get better and better everyday. Just keep on surviving.
I am sorry to hear about your roof, but I am so glad that your house survived and you did not have to go weeks without power. All of the people affected by Sandy are in my thoughts and prayers.
That's crazy about your roof. Just glad you are safe.
Colic??? I couldn't even imagine. Poor thing. If you need to vent you know where to go!
KUP on your appt.