Friday, March 28, 2008

Poop Obsessed

Well, it’s official. I’m obsessed with Celie’s poop. I find myself asking…”Has she pooped today?” “What did it look like?” etc.

I personally think she’s constipated, who knows. She did not poop at all yesterday and Sarah says that she looks like she’s pushing, but nothing is coming out. Ugh!

This could be the reason why she has been a bit uneasy during the day. I think her tummy is hurting and she’s wearing herself out and sleeping through the whole night.

So…..any suggestions for constipated babies? I’ve heard Karo syrup and water. I’ve heard apple juice. I’ve heard prune juice. Every book has a different solution. Everyone has a different opinion.

Being a first-time parent is hard. It’s a lot harder than anyone tells you. I think most people don’t want to scare you into not having a child. Well, I’m here to tell all those expecting…’s freakin’ hard work. It’s stressful, tiring, confusing, frustrating and wonderful all at the same time.

Celie is doing great overall, but we’re struggling finding the formula that works best with her. We are supplementing breast milk and formula because we know Sarah won’t be able to pump at work. So that’s our latest challenge. Celie is an excellent sleeper at night…not so much during the day. Any suggestions there?

I think we should just count our blessings.