Look at this cutie pie. It is hard to tell that his reflux has returned (did it ever really go away?) We thought Kai had outgrown reflux, as babies often do and we stopped giving him the medicine months ago. He didn't have any symptoms, well he never had many symptoms to begin with except frequent wakings and the time he lost his voice around 5 months. That is how we know it is back- he lost his voice again and has been coughing. I think why it became aggravated is because in an effort to help him with sleeping when he was cutting a tooth (also to help me get more sleep!) I was nursing him more at night and co-sleeping. So he was lying down flat after drinking. He was waking more but I thought it was the tooth..now we know it was the reflux. The night before he lost his voice he was waking practically every hour and I knew something was wrong. The thing is it must hurt his throat because when he has reflux the only way he will sleep is to nurse which aggravates the reflux. It is a vicious cycle. All this sheds so much light on his sleeping problems. Confirms that the reflux and nursing at night was the root of all of our sleeping issues! If only he could talk and tell us at 2 1/2 months that he had reflux and that lying flat aggravated it. It is just crazy that there were little symptoms besides frequent waking. Well we still had the prevacid so we have been giving it to him and he seems to be doing better. He has been on it for 4 days now. His 8th tooth, which took forever to come through is finally through also. So soon we will work towards improving our sleep once again.
Big news we found out today our offer was accepted on the house!
Here are some pictures from yesterday. Santa Monica Pier is 100 years old this summer. They were having a little circus thing (no animals, just people or I wouldn't have gone!)
Kai enjoyed it. He also was very excited to look at the rides on the pier.
Here are some pics:
It's so amazing lately realizing how much Kai is understanding. Wes will say "are you going to wave to mama?" Then he does. Or I say where is Sasha and he starts looking around. It's really cool. Realizing how much he is understanding now I have been talking to him non-stop.
He is cutting that 8th tooth finally..nights are rough. If any little thing bothers him at night he can't sleep. He usually naps well during the day though and is happy and smiley and laughing all the time. He always makes me laugh. The other night I was lying down with him, he kept waking up and crying and then before he finally settled down and fell asleep he grabbed my nose and started laughing. He has a great sense of humor. It is strange to experience something so awesome and great as this great natured, easy going, laughing little fellow- next two something so challenging as extended sleep deprivation.. I just keep hoping over and over that after this 8th tooth come in we get back on track with sleeping and we get a few months break before the molars.
In other news we are still waiting to hear back about the house. We thought we would hear today..
We bid on a cute little house in between two parks in a nice wooded area with a great elementary school down the street. It is a 1956 house with a lot of character and a huge oak tree in the front yard. The only bad things are there is really no yard, just a back patio and I really wanted a yard for Sasha to run in. Also there is no garage so we wouldn't have too much storage space. At least we won't be able to keep to much junk then.. instead we will have to keep our stuff to a minimum, which is good. This picture is at one of the parks. We should hear more today.
Kai also started waving..not the flailing of arms he always does but deliberate waving...it is too cute. Some times he just puts his hand up in the air in this motion. Other times he moves his fingers also but they are facing him.
I think his 8th tooth will be out any day now. I hope so, so we can get back on track with sleep again!