I’m trying to attack this gas/fussiness with baby B. Last night was not much better than the previous two. The only real difference is that at one point around 4am, I took him into bed with me and nursed him laying down and I got a little bit more sleep that way. He actually slept flat on his back, and I was super uncomfortable but was laying down and not sitting in a chair.
Last night I tried the gas drops and gripe water in the evening. Neither seemed to do anything. Today, I got some advice on trying a new supplementing formula. He was using Enfamil Newborn while in the NICU, so that’s what we used when he got home. I never had any problems with him rejecting it or anything until 2 days ago when he decided suddenly that it wasn’t cool anymore. I really have no idea if the formula is the problem or not or if he just doesn’t want a bottle anymore now that we’re in a breast feeding groove, but I’m willing to try something else. A friend recommended Earth’s Best. I went with the Sensitivity one since this is the whole reason for us to switch (gas and fussiness). Also, I read somewhere that switching to a preemie sized bottle nipple will help let in less air when a baby is drinking so I picked a few up to try out. I didn’t even know they made preemie nipples… but now I do and it’s worth a shot. Is there anything else that I should consider?? I feel insane.
To cope with this insanity, I ventured out of the house today. I’ve basically been shut in since B arrived home so we could try to keep him away from germs, but he’s almost a month old now so it’s time – Momma needs to get the EFF out of the house. We went shopping and I bought two new pairs of sandals for myself (they are both really similar but I was like: WHATEVER!! Too Tired To Care). Nordstrom is having some kind of like “price matching” sale right now. I never really bought new shoes after H was born 2 years ago, I just got rid of the ones that didn’t fit so shoes are always something that I need. I also picked up a few things at Pottery Barn Kids for the boys – they are having a “buy more save more sale”. The people at PB Kids even let me nurse in the store… weird? Maybe, but it was really convenient and H was suddenly super hungry as I was trying to check out. He was super well behaved at the mall for close to 3 hours, which was a major surprise to me. I had planned on running in and out with what we needed, but since he wasn’t fussing I just stayed and walked around. Later, we ran out to the grocery store to literally pick up like 5 items and he was Not Good. Figures, the short errand is the one that he had a problem with.
Here’s to Friday and finding more sleep.