Thursday, March 13, 2008

When laying around isn't lazy

It's 11:00 AM. I'm still sitting in the bed. I have had someone or something attached to my boobs since 9:00. Bird has some gas issues. Possibly reflux. Might explain the thrashing and crying during feeding. The doctor said I just had to be patient and keep holding him to the breast. Let him work out the gas.

It's a new doctor. He's miles better already. Although, it's not like the old doctor made that a challenge of some kind.

My boobs are crying "uncle," and Bird has finally drifted off after an ounce from a bottle.

It's going to come down to time I bet. I just won't have all morning long forever. New doctor says though, that very soon, he should be outgrowing some of that gas and I should notice nursing getting significantly easier.

I like him. He offers hope along with his analysis. I hope he's right.


  1. Im sorry Bird has gas, but glad you have a new dr!

  2. I'm reminded of those wretched but necessary 'growth spurts' everyone always told me happen around 3 & 6 weeks and then again at 3 & 6 months. Baby would seem just fine one day, then BAM! Linda Blair comes to mind.

    What that was supposed to say is that when they *do* go through these growth spurts (and mine usually hit them right around those times), they can seem a bit 'off', and you just can't figure out what might be going on...

    Then, all of a sudden, a few days later, you look down at your little bambino and realize that he just grew inches before your eyes!!!

    I didn't believe it until I saw it myself :)

    Hope all is well... Thinking of y'all :)


  3. It just does take time. I hope you can give yourself that time, and cut yourself some slack along the way.

    Hugs to you both.

  4. I don't want to disappoint you but I'm 35 and I still haven't outgrown gas.

  5. Poor bird. Jacob had gas and reflux, and we kept having to stop feeding and burp. Jacob just plain did better with a bottle of EBM that he did with nursing. Glad you were able to find a new doctor that you like better. The old one still deserves a good wedgie.

  6. I hope he's right too!! Glad you've found a better doctor :)

  7. Poor you, and poor Bird. Nursing troubles are the pits. I'm glad you have a new doc who is offering good ideas and some hope.