The Gassiest

Watch out ladies, future air guitar playing rock star heading your way.  We are banking on him having some kind of gift that will pay for college and carry us through retirement.  It may or may not include playing the guitar.  It will more likely be something way less cool.

We had a nice visit yesterday with more friends where he was very well behaved and showered with even more gifts.  He was passed around and held by new people with very little fussing if any.  Harrison seemed like a dream – the kind of baby that anyone would want to take home and cuddle with.  Later that evening… he was a nightmare come to life.  He was wide awake until midnight, then up to eat at 1:30, 2:30, 3:50, and up for good at 4:45 when he was wailing at the top of his lungs for some unknown reason completely inconsolable.  We were actually able to soothe him in about 30 minutes with a combination of rocking, changing, swaddling, nursing, and repeatedly saying: What is wrong with him??  I’m pretty sure that it all goes back to this new thing he’s been doing over the past week where he can get really annoyed when he has a frustrating bowel movement – he grunts, bears down, turns beet red, whines, squirms, and is in a general state of discomfort until it explosively passes whether it be 5 minutes or 1 hour.  He’s a breast fed baby though, so they are hardly ever constipated, I think he’s just unhappy with the whole process of digestion.  He continued to freak out all morning after his initial early bird wake up call driving his mom insane.

After a call to the doctor (while on the phone Harrison threw up on me, himself, and the kitchen floor), he believes that Harrison is experiencing gas discomfort whether it’s from inhaling too much air while eating or from the foods that I’m eating.  They suggested that I stay away from spicy foods (gahh!), caffeine (double gahh!), and anything that would normally make me gassy (um, like all fun foods) and then try Infant Mylicon gas drops at night.  I never knew that I couldn’t eat spicy foods… I mean I have heard such rumors but nobody ever told me not to.  This is another example of things that people don’t tell you until you’re faced with it.  I’m going to have to revamp my entire week’s meals…

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Working mom trying to balance life and baby.
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