Baby girl has reflux. Not half as bad as so many out there though. I’d been telling everyone last week that it was finally getting better…then, it got worse again. Perhaps it was because she had a cold last week and her appetite went down, so there wasn’t too much stuff to come out…or maybe it’s the fact that she’s having a growth spurt and consuming more than ever this week…anyway, she’s been sick a fair amount again this week. On top of that, her mild eczema has flared up and I’m worrying that she will scratch it and make things a whole lot worse.
There have been many times in the half year since she’s been born, that I’ve wished one thing or another would get better soon… however, I always check myself to make sure I stop short of complaining. Because many of these things are temporary, apparently they should (hopefully) improve as she continues to develop the older she gets… Having waited so long for this little one, I’m not in a hurry for her to grow up.
So I try to look at it this way when I’m so exhausted I want to cry. Her reflux stops all the people adding their two cents, telling me my wearing her in the sling or holding her so much will just make her clingy or too dependent on me…or saying that if I let her suck her thumb it will become deformed or she will not be able to stop later. True, I do wish she could go down more often for her naps, or that I don’t have to plan a few steps ahead in case she poos during her feed (and lying her down to change a potentially exploding nappy makes her sick), or that I don’t have to hold her so much because even putting her in a chair can make her sick… but then, I remind myself… this too shall pass….all too soon she will be running off into the distance without even a glance backwards…then she’ll be leaving home, and I’ll be too old to enjoy a lie-in (God willing I will see these days, because we can’t know how long our journey together will last). So for now, she’s getting all the hugs I can give and all the smiles I can muster…and when she’s peacefully asleep, I gaze in wonder.
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