Moms have a keen sense of intuition when it comes to their kids. I have talked about Mama Intuition before regarding #babybigtruck and how to always follow it and today ironically 2 years to the day I am here to talk about it again only this time it is for #babybigtruck2.
For the record, Friday December 23rd #babybigtruck2 will be 8 weeks. I feel like in the past almost 8 weeks I have gotten to know my baby girl rather well. Heck any mother would say the same.
This past Monday morning right out of the gate I noticed that #babybigtruck2 was fussier than normal. I then started to notice that #babybigtruck2 was spitting up after feedings when prior to that she would not spit up after feedings. She was also crying as though she was in pain. I started to pray to God for wisdom and direction on what to do. I also prayed that she would not suffer too long while we figured out what was going on. I also noticed that she was super cranky compared the the past almost 8 weeks. My mama intuition started to kick in and I knew something was up. What exactly I was not sure at this point.
By mid day I had it set in my mind that it was either reflux or a milk intolerance and I was leaning more toward reflux than milk intolerance at that. After wearing her literally ALL day to comfort her, my mom stopped by. I was telling her what I noticed and how I felt that she was starting to suffer from reflux or a milk intolerance. Mom hung out for a while fed #babybigtruck2 her bottle and helped me get #babybigtruck to bed. Mom witnessed the chaos that was #babybigtruck2 Monday night and how upset and worked up she got after her bottle and then the spit up that followed. Once the girls were settled down my mom and I started talking and mom said that she thought it was reflux as well. I said I was going to call the doctors office in the morning and see if I could get her in.
Tuesday morning I got up got our morning going and then called the doctor. They were able to get me in at 12:30pm. My mom and Ray happened to be off which was a huge help because I was able to take #babybigtruck there to play while I went to the doctors with #babybigtruck2. I am so thankful they were home to keep her too because the doctor was running way behind. Finally the doctor came into the room we were in and we got to talking and after telling the doctor about how fussy #babybigtruck2 had been when she was not fussy at all before. How she was arching her back after feedings, spitting up like no ones business, crying like she was in pain, it was determined that my poor little monkey did indeed have reflux. Since she is already on a gentle formula in addition to being breastfed instead of changing her formula right off the bat the doctor put her on Zantac 3 times a day to see how she does. If that does not alleviate the situation then we will explore other formulas. Michael and I are praying that the Zantac will be all she needs.
I’ve said it in the past and I will say it again always follow your mama intuition!
These girls are our world. God entrusted them to us to raise and protect and we will do everything and anything we can to do that.