Monday, January 9, 2017

etta (8 weeks old)

Etta is 8 weeks old and has been doing MUCH better at night! She usually only wakes up once sometime between 1 and 3 am to nurse and as soon as she's done I lay her right back in her crib and she typically falls back asleep on her own. I think we figured out why she was such a horrible sleeper: reflux. We had started these baby probiotics a while back because her poop was super thick and we noticed she stopped spitting up and showing signs of silent reflux with them. Yesterday we didn't give her any probiotics and she had a horrible day and a horrible night but it wasn't due to poop (we had 3 blowouts). We noticed she was spitting up a LOT more during sleep without the probiotics and when I read some reviews it sounds like a lot of other moms noticed the same reflux relief. I highly recommend these drops if you are struggling with reflux (check with your pediatrician first). Etta is growing like a weed and wears 3M (and some 3-6M) clothes now. She smiles almost every time she eats and takes about 4-4.5 ounces in a bottle at a time while I'm at work. Etta has a witching hour starting around 5 pm that seems to last until bedtime which has been filled with cluster feeding so I think she's also going through a growth spurt right now. We're getting ready to transition over to her 2-month schedule which should move bedtime up from 9 pm to 7 pm and I'm really excited about the prospect of having more time in the evenings to do housework and relax!

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