Tuesday, April 22, 2014

My first real post (post-baby)!

Hey everyone! I am finally able to squeeze in some time to jot down a post so I decided to let you all know whats been going on in my house.  I wanted to explain where I've been for the last 10 weeks!

My son, Kade, was born on Valentine's Day this year. He turned breach the day before his due date (stupid me tried to get off the couch without asking for help when I was having trouble). I had a c-section the next day! I had a really easy recovery thank goodness--up walking the day of and we got to go home a day earlier than planned.

Kade was a VERY tough baby from the day he was born. He battled really bad reflux and has had issues with that ever since. Medicine didn't help my little man at all and if he wasn't sleeping (which was very little) or eating, he was screaming. It was very very hard on this momma's heart. We ended up going to see a pediatric chiropractor and it helped a lot, but we still battle the reflux every day. I hear from everyone that the baby eventually out grows it, so I am really hoping it happens soon so my baby can have some relief. He deserves it.

Anyways, the reflux (among other things like severe gas and tummy issues), made him not be able to sleep well for the first 6 weeks of his life. After that things got a little bit better, but only until now is it getting much easier for him during the day. When you don't have a baby that sleeps during the day, there is little time to eat, rest or do chores much less be active on my blog FB page or blog.

You all are wonderful and I really appreciate you guys continuing to follow my blog despite this hiatus I had to take to take care of my son. Hopefully now that he is taking some much needed naps during the day I can squeeze in some more time to blog. I look forward to interacting with you guys again and being an active participant in the speech blogging community.

Did any of you guys have a baby with reflux issues? I am really curious what age your babies grew out of it.
Here is a picture of my sweet baby boy! 


  1. So sweet! I love the name Kade. Good luck!

  2. Oh my gosh, my daughter was the same way and it was tough. I was exhausted as it was and she wanted to nurse every two hours, but was soooo colicky that she just cried (so did I). It was very difficult for all of us, but she was such a beautiful little girl. Our pediatrician suggested an infant drops to help with the gas. It is true, all of a sudden it just ended, probably at three months or so. Life changed. My baby was pleasant and content. It does end, take heart. Blessings!

  3. My daughter was exactly the same way! We tried reflux meds, gas drops and eventually we had to go to a hypoallergenic formula (Nutramigen). We had a rough first year with her, she outgrew the reflux after 3-4 months but the gassiness and tummy issues continued until she was diagnosed with food allergies to dairy, eggs and peanuts. Good luck to you! It will get better!!!!!