I think my body's getting me ready for a newborn's crazy sleep schedule. I went to bed at midnight and woke up every hour on the hour, and was finally up for the day at 6 a.m.! Now, mind you, this is very unusual behavior for me. I would sleep all day if life didn't get in the way!
A baby who spits up all the time...an adult with heartburn...a child who won't gain weight...an unhappy toddler...a chronic cough...wheezing...recurrent pneumonia...an infant who cries and cries...any one of these may be the only symptom of a common condition called gastroesophageal reflux.
When my newborn daughter Mary started having screaming fits at 7 weeks, everyone told me it was "colic." It was infuriating how quick people were to dismiss my mother's instinct that something was wrong. I was a new mother and she was a tiny newborn and this, they told me, is what newborns do. But it wasn't, and I knew it.