October 2, 2012

The thrill of the hunt...

Ryan is a good baby but it is becoming more and more obvious that he was born too soon; he wasn't ready to enter the world on August 5th. I have been told that babies who are born early often have trouble adjusting to life outside the womb (I believe this is often referred to as the 4th trimester). They tend to be fussy and often have problems sleeping, which is exactly what Ryan has been up to. We keep switching formula but I'm starting to feel hopeless and helpless and I'm afraid that we might have, gasp, a colicky baby on our hands.

Dear Lord please help us.

He doesn't cry all of the time but instead is forever grunting and screaming in what we can only guess to be a cry of pain, especially after he eats. Formula is expensive enough without having to purchase a million different kinds in hopes that we will find the right one for him.

And so we will continue our hunt for that magic formula, the one that finally makes him stop grunting and squirming and screeching, but until then....here are a few pictures of our little pumpkins.


Oh yeah...please pray for us and our sanity and our wallets.

Here he is... our little pumpkin

My other little pumpkin, Rachel, with daddy and the pumpkin they carved together this past weekend.


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  2. Hmmm, 3 months old now, let's hope and pray he settles in soon. Our youngest is 6mo and won't let us put her down. Do you have a good moby wrap or carrier? I know it's taxing to carry a baby all day long without one. Praying for you to have the strength to make it through these days. And by the way, you are absolutely not a bad mother for listing out the realities of a demanding baby!