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Jul 02, 2008
amber f
My baby is 9 mo today!
I just can't believe it. He is 9 months old already. I am kinda sad about it cause I have always wanted him to be older. When he was first dx at one month I just couldn't wait till he was 4 months old cause I was told that is when he'd out grow his reflux. Yeah right then I was told that when he was 6 months he'll be taking more solids and he should be off meds. Yeah right. Then it was 9 months. Well 9 months is here and I'm sure when we go in next tues. it will be 12 months. But I am done wasting time hoping he'll be older soon and things will be better. I have wasted all the baby time by always looking to the future and forgetting about the present. I just can't believe we are at the 9 month mark already. Where did the time go? Thank God for prevacid. He is a good, sweet boy! He is crawling all over the place and claps now and says yay! He loves to cuddle in his blanket and give hugs (bashing his head onto my chest and sighing). He is 25lbs of joy! I am learning that he may not have been what I planned my baby to be but I am going to vow to accept it and deal with everything as it comes. I am living in the present. Who cares when he is off of meds and when this reflux will stop hurting him. But I am not going to let it run our lives anymore!! I am done worrying about the future, it comes fast enough. I think I am offically at peace with the hand God has dealt us. I have let reflux ruin so much. I am always worrying about this and that. I have put him under a microscope. I am concerned about every little cough, burp, and poopy diaper. I am also letting go of the bottle fighting. If he doesn't want to drink then so be it. I am not going to count ozs anymore. He is gaining weight, that is all that matters. I am going to appreciate my family more. I am going to give him all the hugs and kisses and snatch up all the cuddles he is willing to give. He is probably our last baby so I am going to take it all in and not take anything for granted. I also thank you all for the wonderfull support you have given me. I couldn't have gotton this far with out you! Sorry this is getting long. I'll stop now:P
Jul 02, 2008
Happy 9 months! I loved your post. I am also trying to be at peace with this whole thing. I am trying to take it as it comes and not be so obsessed about it. Everyone suffers - I even think Katie - when I am crazy about this. I will also do my best to take each day good and bad with an accepting attitude. Thanks.
Jul 02, 2008
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
Happy birthday, Nolan! You and Sebastian are almost the same age (and are still both ordering off of a very limited menu!). And you're both big boys!

Your post certainly hits home for me. I do the same thing with my son- I worry about EVERYTHING. I have fretted over feeing him, but I wonder if he has picked up on my anxiety and now I have made it worse? Who knows. I think I will just heed the wisdom of your post. Thanks for sharign and for helping put things back into perspective for me!
Jul 02, 2008
happy 9 months!!!!! I think your post was beautiful! Very well said!
Jul 02, 2008
seamus' mama
Seamus was born 7/6/07, one month early with Silent Reflux. Zantac since 3 weeks old, currently taking herbs and probiotics.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Wow, you really have a splendid attitude about things..I think one of my biggest lessons as a mama is learning to let go!!! You really summarized it here. Thank you for such an important reminder. Good job! 9 months!
Jul 03, 2008
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
You put this so well...I had to have a similar talk with myself a few months ago. They're not little very long and I finally just had to accept that her first year was not what I had expected. However in some respects because it was so tough, it ended up being even better - I have a strong bond with her as a result of all those sleepless nights ;-).
Jul 03, 2008
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
Happy 9mos (and one day)!!! Amen to the rest!
Jul 03, 2008
Cooper was born 12/19/07. Birth weight: 7lbs10oz. Weight as of 2/11: 8lbs9oz. 6/23: 14lbs12oz! Struggling again 12mo: 18lbs. Breast Fed exclusively, on strict elimination diet until Dec 08. MSPI as well as other food intolerances Diagnosed w/ GER at 5 days following barium swallow. Choking with apnea spells. Ftt. dx w/ Laryngomalacia following brochoscopy 1/29. Aspiration. apnea monitor until 5mo. pH probe 1/29 showed severe reflux. Sandifers Syndrome. lbrady and tackycardia. echo and EKG 2/18: Came back normal! Swallow study 2/29: some NG reflux. Unexplained seizure 4/1. Negative CF sweat test 4/4! EGD 11/19: reflux damage in esophagus. pH probe 11/19, reflux improved. Safe foods: pears, apples, peas, rice, small amounts of chicken, potatoes, and carrots.
Currently drinking Elecare vanilla 30cal/oz and breastmilk.
Meds: Nexium 10mg 2x daily. Carafate as needed, miralaxx as needed, probiotics daily
What a big boy he is! Beautiful post too;)
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