Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sleep is for the Weak

The Little Overlord is still fighting reflux.  Oddly enough the only time she has a problem sleeping, due to reflux is when my wife and I are trying to sleep.  She does great during the day and through most of the evening, it just that pesky time frame between 1:00 am and 7:00 am.  When I put her back in the bed after her 7:00 am feeding she seems to do fine.  My wife says she does fine all day while I'm at work.  Most of the time that is. 

I wish there were something else I could do. She seems to be in a lot of pain at night when she is not completely upright.  We keep her sleeping on an incline to keep her as upright as possible.  When we pick her up and hold her upright she does great and usually goes right to sleep, unless she is hungry or needs to have her diaper changed. 

She had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and now Elizabeth is using Simply Thick to make her formula a little bit heavier so that it does not spit it up as much.  I have already noticed a difference with this.  There is still some spit up but it is much less.   Also we are hoping the new medicine that they gave us last week kicks in soon.  We have been told it may take a week or two to really take effect.

The good news is that the Little Overlord is growing and gaining weight.  She is now 18 inches long, and weighs 4 lbs 15 ounces. YAY!  With exception to the reflux and the side effects of the reflux she is doing fantastic.

The Little Overlord said if we continued to care for her the way we have been, she would let us take her out to a festival this weekend.  Some sunlight would do us all some good.

1 comment:

  1. Not to mention it's a wine festival so mom & dad can have some "adult" beverages. :P