it has been rough these past few days. really rough. why doesn't anyone tell first time moms how hard it is? you're thrilled that you made it through the delivery, you have this beautiful child that you wanted so much, so why are you crying and unhappy? LACK OF SLEEP!
sadie was not getting enough to eat with breastmilk, so i put her on formula. she had horrible stomach pain with the first formula, so i switched her to a sensitive formula. that was not working either. she loves to eat and is gaining a lot of weight, but about 30 minutes after she eats, she starts grunting and squirming and her tummy gets so hard. all of this translates to no sleep for mommy and not enough sleep for baby. the dr's office said to switch her to isomil, so i fed her that at lunchtime and put her in her new bouncer, and she has been sleeping for 1 1/2 hours with no grunting/squirming!! praise the Lord above! the nurse said the new formula takes about 3-4 days to really get in her system, but hopefully it will work.after i had a complete meltdown at a family dinner last night, my sweet mother came over to stay the night so mike and i could sleep. i slept for 10 hours, and today i feel like a different person. i am so looking forward to the days when sadie and i are both somewhat rested and feeling good, so i can truly enjoy our little miracle. she is the sweetest thing and never cries, but i just want her to feel better!
here she is yesterday with a little faux hawk...love all of that hair!