Friday, January 31, 2014

Dreaded "c" word!

What is colic anyways? Like SIDS it describes nothing more than an unexplainable occurrence or series of occurrences. None of my children have been diagnosed with colic before. Ridlee is showing signs of it in the evenings. Great baby during the day, then  around 7 p.m. on most nights... BAM! Something hits and she can't be calmed by much at all. This goes on for 3-4 hours. I am thinking she might have some silent reflux that may be causing it. We broke down and got some gripe water for her. Never used this stuff before. Last night was our first. She wasn't near as cranky as she has been. Not sure if it's the gripe water or one of her better nights. We shall see. She is growing like a weed, so I don't think she has any severe form of it, as those cause weight loss. Her sleep throughout the night has actually been pretty good. She stirs a lot, but only really wakes up once or twice to nurse before 7 a.m. when I have to get up and take Gage to school.

I am still exhausted though. Working in the evenings is not really ideal even if it's just a couple of hours at a time. Dealing with Heston on days he doesn't go to prek (he goes 3 days) is really difficult. I can't leave him alone for 5 minutes without him getting into something. And boy has he been testing limits lately. Just trying to find 15 minutes on those days to get ready is the most difficult task.

And it's already February tomorrow. How is this possible? Didn't the year just start? And we are looking at more snow later in the week. Gosh, I hope we don't end up like those in Alabama.

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