Friday, June 18, 2010

Your Daily Mo... and Sarah

Hey! Look! Sarah's eyes are open and she's not screaming. I really needed to get it recorded so I could remember the moment forever. Doesn't Moses look thrilled to be hanging out with his little sis? You have to admit, though, that the little "kiss" he gives her is pretty sweet!
Thank you all for your comments, fb comments and emails with ideas on how to help Sarah. The Gripe Water actually helped and I have to admit I was surprised. I read this (you'll have to scroll down to read about the Gripe Water) I was hesitant but even the pediatrician recommended it and 20 minutes after I gave it to her the screaming stopped - it was glorious. I really think that forceful letdown and too much milk are what are causing the problems. If anyone out there has this problem you can read ways to help with it here.
The crying is hard and it does seem to be getting worse, but I have hope that it will get better as she grows. Hopefully by around 4 months things will start getting easier. It's hard to see my baby girl in pain and not able to help. It's also hard to balance comforting her with spending time with my son. I'm grateful for my wonderful husband, my mother-in-law and friends like Brittany who help me out and get me out of the house.
It's not all tears and crying over here though! We're eating up the moments when Sarah is happy and she has started smiling and cooing a little bit. I'm relishing those times and ones in the video above!!