1 Month

Can you believe it???  Miss Alyx is 1 month old today!  Holy cow, where did the time go!!  I ordered the monthly stickers to put on a onesie, and of course they aren't here yet!  Arrghh!  Oh well, her 1 month picture is going to be a tad bit late.



This was taken at the doctors office this morning.  She is weighing in at a whopping 7 pounds 12 ounces!!!  
Her appointment wasn't actually until next week, however we had to change it.  Our little miss has decided to be extremely fussy.  And when I say fussy I mean full blown out screaming for very long periods of time at night.  It usually lasts about 4 hours or so and then she completely wears herself out that she finally falls asleep.  At this point we aren't sure if she has Colic, or if she may have acid reflux.  She is on some drops right now for it being possibly reflux.  If it's Colic, well then there is nothing we can do.  Just let it run it's course which could last a few months.  I'm not going to lie, it's HARD!!!  We have tried everything to sooth her, but nothing works.  During the day she is usually pretty good, kind of fussy, but nights is when it's really bad.  Keep your fingers crossed for us that this doesn't last too long! =)

I actually started this post yesterday, and never got to finish it.  Tonight my mother in law has Alyx at her house...super long night last night that resulted in Brian coming home from work early because Alyx just wouldn't stop screaming.  I feel so bad for her, and I feel completely helpless because there is nothing I can do to help soothe her.  I'm leaning more towards her being colic at this point than it being reflux.  We have another appointment on Monday with her pediatrician, so we'll see what she has to say then.  

We have quite a bit planned for this weekend!  We have a Christmas Parade to go to Saturday evening, and then after we are planning to ride around and look at Christmas lights.  That is one of my favorite parts of this season!  Sunday, Brian and I are going Christmas shopping in the morning just the 2 of us, and then in the afternoon we are taking Emma out shopping.  She really wants to pick out her own gifts to give Alyx =)  

Happy Friday!!  Enjoy your weekend =)

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  1. Oh no! Brielle was a somewhat fussy baby, but more on the fussy side of the "normal" spectrum. Raya was my *really* fussy baby, but never quite met the requirement for true colic ....but she was definitely very "high maintenance" compared to other babies! I can feel your pain---it's hard to fully enjoy them when they are like that! Thankfully it doesn't last forever!! Raya really started to improve around 3-4 months. Hang in there :-)

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    1. You are right...Thankfully it doesn't last forever!! =)
      Emma was by far the easiest baby in the world. She ate and slept...and slept a lot at that, haha =) Alyx on the other hand...yeah she's been high maintenance so far...but I love her to pieces! =)

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  2. Oh man! Sorry to hear this! You wouldn't know it from the pictures! She is such a sweetie! Leland had bad acid reflux and I am just now taking him if the Meds to see if he can go without. He never did that long crying period though. My hubby, Joe however was the true definition of colicky I guess. It took them quite awhile but they switched him to a special formula and then he stopped that night time screaming!

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    1. It's definitely hard!! I asked our pediatrician about possibly changing formulas, but she was kind of against it. However I have been reading up on this issue and i'm going to bring up the formula change again on Monday at our next appointment! =)

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  3. I'm so sorry that you're dealing with fussiness/possible colic. Have you considered taking Alyx to a chiropractor? My chiropractor adjusts newborns, and I've heard so many people rave about how it helps with colic, reflux, and all sorts of other issues. May be something to consider?

    Happy one month to Alyx!

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    1. I've never heard tell of that before! I may have to look into it! Thanks!

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  4. Oh no! I'm sorry dear!
    Just curious, are her sleeping arrangements different for night time sleeping. For example, is she napping in a swing but then laying flat for bedtime? That's the only thing I can thinknof as to why she's screaming. ??? Maybe laying flat is hurting her tummy.
    I hope the screaming doesn't last long for you! Hang in there!

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    1. She naps and sleeps in the same spot. That's one thing that our doctor mentioned to us too. She is on her second day with the drops, and they don't seem to be helping much :/

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  5. I totally understand how hard it is...my daughter had both acid reflux AND a milk allergy, and it took me months and months of yelling and screaming before I found a pediatrician and pediatric GI who would listen to me and find out what was making her cry. Does Alyx spit up a lot? Caroline would throw up constantly...one time I counted 35 times in a day. I know now, that was from the milk allergy. When we switched her to Elecare, the spit up completely stopped. If you're interested in trying to switch formulas, try Similac Alimentum first, and give it at least 2 or 3 weeks to see if it helps.

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  6. Poor baby A! I hope she gets better soon and I hope you get to rest some as well.

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  7. Poor thing!! Mila is fussy in the evenings but I'm happy to report that now at the 3 month mark, it seems to be improving! We had her sleeping in the rock in play which was great. There is such a thing as 'silent reflux' where they don't spit up as a normal reflux baby would.

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    1. Maybe look into that and see if it fits Alyx or not. Screaming babies are super hard and really wear your nerves out fast! Don't be afraid to ask for help from family members, friends, etc. Hang in there mama!!!

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    2. Alyx also sleeps and naps in her rock n' play. I have never heard of silent reflux. That kind of sounds like maybe what she could have. She doesn't spit up more than any normal baby I don't think anyway. My mother in law kept Alyx last night so I could get some sleep, and I was sooo appreciative of it!!

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    3. That's what Leland had too... Silent reflux. :-(

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