Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Our Little PumpkinPie

Last weekend, we headed to Waldon Farm (a local pumpkin patch) with our friends, the Hopkins’. Believe it or not, Hayden slept through the majority of our trip. She woke up just in time to help us pick out pumpkins… which of course, she was thrilled about! We enjoyed watching the Hopkins’ kids play in the corn; guide us through the corn maze, and much more! They enjoyed showing Hayden how it’s done. On Sunday, we headed over to my parents for a late lunch with the family. My dad made homemade enchiladas… they were fabulous! We all got a kick out of watching Rachel with Hayden. Rachel wanted to hold her, so we sat her on the couch and put Hayden in her arms. Hayden LOVED it. She watches everything Rachel does and smiles like crazy at every move she makes. Rachel is so good with her; it’s so sweet to watch. Hayden is now 9lbs and 10oz. This morning, she was lying on her back and Patrick started talking to her. She turned her head to find him, looked up and got a huge grin on her face. It was too sweet.

We finally had the appointment with the specialist yesterday. After what seemed like FOREVER… we finally got to meet with someone who might be able to figure things out. The doctor was FABULOUS… we love her. She went over the results from Hayden’s Upper GI, and made her diagnosis based on all the information we gave her. Here is what she said. Hayden DOES have Acid Reflux, but luckily it’s not a bad case of it. She DOES have a severe case of Colic. She said that colic isn’t necessarily what most people think it is. It’s actually inflammation and irritation of the digestive track. This causes Hayden pain, and discomfort… which makes her cry…which makes her suck in air and cause even more pain and discomfort. It’s pretty much a horrible cycle. We’ve started her on a number of herbs, medications and adding even more rice to her daily intake. We are going to give this new routine a try for a couple weeks. If this doesn’t work, Hayden will be placed on a medication that is basically a baby pain killer. She’s a very proactive doctor, which I LOVE… because we are proactive parents. I’m not at all about to let my daughter be in PAIN…and just let her “grow out of it” like some doctors suggest with colic. Last night she slept from 11:30pm-6:45am. She had a bottle, and went back to sleep until 10:45, when I had to wake her up to get to an appointment… I’m hoping that this is some light at the end of a tunnel.
I’ll try to post some pictures tomorrow.