What comes up should stay down
Flybaby slept through the night last night.
Ho hum, you say? Yawn?
Fly hasn't slept through the night in months. In fact, lately he hasn't slept more than three hours at a time.
I haven't chronicled it here, but JP and I think Flybaby has an acid reflux problem. The pediatrician agrees. We tried Zantac in vain. Then, yesterday for the first time after a follow-up appointment and a change to Prevacid, Fly did much better. (I also changed my diet for a while, with no improvements for Fly.) An appointment with a specialist is likely to follow. Elevating the crib mattress, check. Keeping him upright after meals, check. Trying homeopathic remedies, check. Listening to JP's mother during two separate phone calls about how other people's babies did so much better after a change of bottle, or nipple, or the addition of rice cereal to the bottle, even though I reminded her Flybaby is breastfed. Check.
But did I mention Fly slept all night? As in, thank you, Sweet Jesus, nine hours?
Except, I still got about four cumulative hours of sleep. As usual.
Because I just knew he was going to wake up before midnight. Why bother sleeping?
Midnight came and went, so I got in bed, but he was sure to wake up. So I rested quietly for two hours before falling asleep.
And I got up twice during the night to check on him. Suspicious.
So today, I thought, we'll see what it's like for a well-rested baby to proclaim his energetic self all day to a fatigued mother.
Except Fly threw up everything -- everything, meds included, I'm sure -- this morning after breakfast.
We win some, we lose some. We change both our clothes and sponge off the couch.
I don't like the idea of medicating my baby, but JP and I couldn't stand the thought of him being in pain from the acid creeping into his esophagus -- which was any time Flybaby was lying down (diaper changes, change of clothes, sleeping) and some of the time when he was upright as well. Also, we are all very tired -- especially me. So we have to cure this thing. It looks as though the Prevacid is going to work. If Flybaby can keep it down....