Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fussy Fussy Connor

Connor, Connor why are you cranky? We've had so many hypotheses. First it was the forceful let down, you gulping too much milk too fast. Fixed. Still fussy. That was combined with hind/foremilk imbalance. Fixed. Then he was diagnosed w/ acid reflux. First on Zantac (mild improvement) then on Prevacid (a little bit more improvement) now chiropractic treatments (we've seen the most improvement with these). So, shall we say, "kind of fixed." He doesn't seem to still have reflux pain, just crankiness and gassiness. I think I'm finally going to try an elimination diet to see if this helps Connor's intense crankiness. It was my last resort (I suppose it should've been my first resort but with very little sleep I didn't want to give up my favorite things, espescially caffeine. I think caffeine is what has kept me alive these last 3 months.) Grr. I'll keep you updated.

On a happier note, the 1st 2 weeks of weight watchers (which I've very loosely been following due to the abundance of cookies and candies this time of year, I'll recommit myself after Christmas, I promise.) I've lost 4 pounds. 2 pounds a week isn't too shabby.

1 comment:

Aimee B. said...

I'm glad the chiropractor is helping. As for caffeine, we found it helped a lot to limit my caffeine. I went off of it for about a week to clear my and Sam's systems. Then I gradually added it in. I found that decaf every other day worked pretty well, and that's what I did for the last 6 months or so. I just recently started adding more caffeine. Yeah!

You might try herbal tea if you'd like something hot to drink. Or hot chocolate. I treated myself with Starbucks hot chocolate to make it feel like I was getting something special.

The caffeine withdrawals weren't that bad, but I did miss the energy boost. But I found that getting more sleep helped almost as effectively. I know that's hard with a newborn, but it will get better. Sam sleeps about 12 hours each night.