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Thursday, July 30, 2009

He's 12 weeks old!

We survived!!!! Woo Hoo!!

Liam was such a good boy today. Yes, he did spit up all over Mommy and the upstairs hallway, get the hiccups and poop his pants on the way out the door this morning, BUT he was wonderful at our playgroup AND on our subsequent Kohl's shopping excursion. He's napping in the car seat in the kitchen.

Cherishing this moment of Mommy triumph. I'm so proud of my handsome, smart and funny baby!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

poor is sleep but rich in smiles

I'm not sleeping much these days (I'm lucky if I get an interrupted 6 hours each night) but Liam is paying me back in smiles. He delighted in some "naked time" before we began the "nap battle". I keep putting him down for 15 minutes and he wakes up and needs to be soothed back to sleep. This doesn't really afford me any rest so here I am on the computer playing with pictures of my fussy but adorable kid.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Play Date and the Bumbo!

Liam and I had a play date yesterday with friends from our hypnobirthing class - Tanya and Kabir!
We are slowly figuring out this thing called a "Bumbo". It's supposed to help babies sit up. Right now, it's mostly helping Liam spit up but I think he's starting to like it! He looks so proud of himself when I first plunk him into it. He loves to look out at the world and this seat gives him a different vantage than what he's used to.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Let's cleanse our pallet with some cuteness.


So! Annoyed!!

I have been taking Liam to a specialist for his reflux issues for the past, well, since he was born. The pedi sends me off to this GI doc who is actually really nice but has me jumping through all kinds of hoops with my diet, different meds, gripe water, the whole nine yards. I was really hopeful about today's appointment that the doc would say, yup, Liam is doing great and you shouldn't have to have him on meds for too much longer. (he's on Pepcid now) Well, the doc is out of town and I get his nurse who I think had a major attitude with me. I know that I'm tired and sensitive about my kid and how I mother him. So MAYBE I was overreacting to much of what she said and how she said it. But she was a damn bitch (sorry, couldn't help myself)!! She was suggesting that even though Liam is consistently gaining an ounce a day that I should try the elimination diet again (no dairy, eggs, meat) AND put him on Gaviston liquid in addition to the meds and gripe water. She also had the gall to suggest that if I wasn't going to change my diet that I should consider giving him formula. And if all that doesn't eliminate the issue, then we might have to have him get an upper GI. Um. No way!

Both the pedi and the specialist called Liam a "happy spitter" which basically means what we have is more of a laundry issue than a medical one. Chris and I discussed it and we feel like he's just growing up and his little body is maturing. At four months we are considering taking him off the meds and seeing if this was all colic. The nurse had also remarked that his cradle cap is a sign of food allergies. Please! Mommy and Daddy both have eczema so it would follow that Liam would have some skin issues. Plus, don't most babies have cradle cap? I think that people are WAY too quick to jump on the food allergy train. GAWD!!! I'm just so annoyed at the whole "specialist" field and thinking that they just want me forking over co-pays and buying medication for a year when he'll just mature and grow out of all of this. He is already so much better in the colic department and is generally a really happy baby now. I feel like this is another perfect example of how the medical profession tries to strong arm parents to support their pharmaceutical cohorts. Cue melodramatic music!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Each day I learn something new.

Todays lesson: sometimes babies do nap for three hours at life is good!!!

Liam teaches me something new every day. I shake my head in amazement at how different my life has become over 11 short weeks. Each day holds a lesson. Some days, I find myself relearning yesterdays! And there are certainly times when a week flies by before I realize what I've learned or even had time to catch my breath! For instance, I never realized that I knew so many songs or that singing in the shower to entertain an infant in a bouncy seat would become a way of life.

There are no more lazy days. There is no "boredom" or much relaxation. There is no sleep! But those elements of my old life that I sometimes miss have been traded for something far more amazing. This tiny little man has captivated my attention wholly and I am so in love.

You can ask me if I feel this glowing in a few hours but for now, my child is a darling and I'm a happy mommy.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Movie Spam - lots of cuteness

More cuteness, gurggles and arm flapping.

The Bjorn is delicious

The family took a nice walk last weekend and Liam was very happy in his Bjorn. I need to order those covers because Liam thinks that in addition to the Bjorn being a nice way to be part of the action and close to Mom and Dad that it is also delicious! He's at that stage where everything is going into the mouth. Poor kid is gonna be eating a lot of cat hair.....

Thanks Auntie Karen

Here's Liam rockin' his "My Auntie loves me" onesie in his cousin's borrowed swing. Thank God for the swing!

Liam visits the Farm

Last Saturday we took a drive out to Spencer to the family farm. We didn't stay too long (and my plans to eat ice cream at the Black and White restaurant were foiled by their renovations! grrr) but we did sit and look out over the fields of corn down to the river. I hope we get to visit when he's bigger and can build a dam in the river and run through the tickle-y grass.

Friday, July 10, 2009

new meds for the boy

Another visit to the gastroenterologist today, and a complaining Momma Bear, resulted in a different prescription - Pepcid - which we hope will taste less revolting to Sir Liam.

And yes, this is a quilt of the intestinal track. So now you know what that looks like!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Two month check up and vaccines - yikes!!! - updated

After a long evening of fussiness we were all ecstatic that the Wronas all got 6 consecutive of sleep. Woo hoo! I have a feeeling we might need it to get through today.

Liam and I just got back from a very long and sad doctor's appointment. He had his two month check up which he passed with flying colors:

weight - 11 pounds 10 ounces - 50th percentile
height - 23 3/4 inches - 75th percentile

But then came the the dreaded vaccines. I'd heard all Mommy's cry when their babies get stuck. Having endured 100's of hours of tears and unhappy baby screams due to reflux and colic, I doubted that I would be shaken by Liam getting his shots. Well, I was no exception. Big fat tears rolled down both our cheek as our poor little monkey got stuck with 3 needles.

The poor baby is sleeping on my chest as I type one-handed. It might be an extra fussy day for us or he might get a fever, Wish us luck and an easy recovery for our liitle man.

update - Poor baby has been sleeping all afternoon. I've mostly been holding and nursing him which seems to help. No fever or any other ill effects so far. Fingers crossed we get out of this without to many more tears.

ready to go to the Doctors

zonked out after his trying day

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Back to the drawing board

Liam has had a terrible afternoon/evening! We're trapped in a feeding and spitting up cycle that shows no sign of stopping. The poor thing barfs and then wails because he's hungry and there's no more food left at the "Breastaurant". I had some milk in the refrigerator (thank goodness I pumped!) and we're giving him that now, praying he doesn't spit it up, too.

It might be a loooooooooong night here in Westborough.

Monday, July 6, 2009

More gratuitous cuteness

With Daddy in our backyard.

And with Mommy.

Visiting with Uncle John on July 4th.

Being a wiggle monster.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Goofy Grins

These smiles were captured moments before an epic meltdown that necessitated driving around town for a half an hour until he conked out.

Happy 4th of July!

Liam enjoyed seeing some family yesterday at an impromptu cookout at our house. He was a very good boy and didn't fuss until the last guest were leaving. Typical!

Here's a video capturing a gummy grin. You'll excuse the spit up portion of the show. Just par for the course with this kiddo!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Teenage Liam is gonna be so mad.

50th Percentile for weight

I can't believe it - Liam is 8 weeks old today! Seems like he's always been with us....

Liam had a weight check today with the pediatrician to makes sure all the rampant spitting up wasn't impacting his growth. I guess the little chub is eating more than enough because he's still gaining at a rate of one ounce per day. He weighed in at 11 pounds 2 ounces today putting him in the 50th percentile. We'll find out his length next Thursday when he goes in again for his two month check up.

We're practicing our "Tummy Time" and it looks like Liam might be getting ready to roll over. But for now, he's very happy to lay on his play mat and kick and swing his arms at all the fun toys we dangle above him.


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