"I only get one life and I will not let Fibromyalgia take the joy from my living it."

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sugar and Spice and Everything Tulle

We've had our little foster baby girl for just over two weeks now. After the first week I would have said that it was a lot different having a healthy child. But this time it only took a week for my Fibro Mommy Foggy Brain to kick in as I was already forgetting things. However, she became increasingly agitated and seemed to be in great pain. They changed her formula to soy and that has seemed to help along with the gas drops. Yet she is still colicky and wants to eat every hour. By that I mean that she wants to be "topped off" every hour. She's not hungry, she's just not full. I know how much her belly can hold now. If she goes 2-3 hours she can take 3 to 4 ounces. Alas, she demands one ounce on the hour, every hour at least during the day. At night she can make the 3 hours at a time. But the days are hard. She will not be soothed with a pacifier or swaddled. She cannot go to sleep unless there is a bottle in her mouth. If she wakes up after 15 minutes of sleep she has to have that bottle to go back down. The doctor says she's two young to start a dependency on the bottle to get to sleep but I'm not so sure. Someone suggested that she has growing pains since she has had quite the growth spurt since coming to live with us when she was 13 days old. I have ordered her a Baltic Amber necklace. It worked for Quito and me so I'm willing to give it a try on her. Whether it's growing pains, gas pains, or just uncomfortable maybe it will help her. I'm not going to let her sleep in it though. I'm afraid her little hand will get up under it. I'm only going to let her wear it during the day when I'm watching her. I'll let you know if it makes a difference.

One month old. Wish I could show you more but I can't post anything that would identify her. She was wearing butterfly wings. So cute!