Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Shhh...Bean is sleeping!

So, here is another quick post while Bean is asleep.  The last couple of days we've been dealing with gas!  Now, my son was born passing gas.  So I guess I'm surprised that its become a problem because he's always been good at getting it out, lol.  He's been known to blow bubbles in his bath, and even scare himself awake out of deep sleep!  I don't know who he gets it from...definitely not me! lol.  Anyway, he had a 3 hour episode yesterday.  I was home alone, and it was HORRIBLE to hear him crying...no, screaming...at the top of his little lungs and not be able to do anything about it.  At one point I had to put him down and walk away to do a little crying myself.  Not for long though, because I hated the thought of him thinking that I just left him while he was in pain, so I sucked it up and went back to try and soothe him.  He eventually burped, and my best friend came over also and was able to take over for a bit to give me a break.  It was great because by the time she left, he was knocked out!  My mom also came home from work a little early because she hated to think of him crying like that.  Bean is so LOVED!!

For other moms out there, here are a few tips for dealing with a gassy baby:

1. Gas drops; The more popular one is called Mylicon but I have yet to find them it in the stores.  So I've tried Little Tummy's and the Walgreen's version.  Next will be the Target version.  They all seem to be the same, and are used by either adding them to the baby's formula or directly into their mouth.  I add them to all of Bean's bottles and during his episode yesterday he got it straight into his mouth.  He burped within 20 mins or so.  That was great, but since he gets it in every bottle, I wonder why there is gas in the first place..???

2. Warm wash cloth on the tummy; I've tried this and it does help.  The only thing I don't like is that it only helps as long as the towel is warm, which is for maybe a couple of minutes.  What you do is warm up a wash cloth in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.  Make sure its not too hot though, you don't want to burn the baby!

3. Sugar water; I have not tried this, but it was suggested to me by a friend.  I think you just mix a little sugar with an ounce or two of water.  Has anyone else tried this?

4. Chamomile tea;  Now, when my mom first told me to give him a little tea in his bottles, I was against it.  She eventually convinced me and he gets a little tea mixed in with his formula.  As a mix in, I wasn't noticing if it worked or not.  He occasionally still had gas problems, and it didn't prevent the big episodes.  But...given to him by itself, it does bring on some big burps!  So right now, I think this is my favorite.

Ok, I can here him moving around more so he will probably be up soon.  I will TRY to post again soon!  Until then, enjoy this picture of Bean...lol.

Bean - 1 month old

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I know its been FOREVER!!

Im sorry this took so long, but its been hectic around here!  Unfortunately, I will probably not be able to give you the whole story because someone will be up soon...lol.

I had the baby!!  My son Bean was born on August 20th and weighed 8 lbs, 4 oz!  I ended up having to have a c-section because I stopped dilating at 8 cm's after being induced the day before.  I hate that I had a c-section though...I thought that it would be better for my girl parts, lol, but the recovery has been horrible! I opened up some of my stitches and have still not healed so the Dr will not clear me to drive.  Which means, we are stuck at home...

Anyway, I can hear him waking up so I better go.  I hope at some point I will get in a routine and have some free time, but so far that hasnt happened, lol.
Bean and I at the hospital

Beanie Boy

Bean and his cousin Monkey

As you can see, he was born with a full head of hair!