Monday, February 23, 2009

This is What Reflux Looks Like

Pretty much anytime Charlie is laying flat, he looks like this - (UNHAPPY):
So he sleeps in the bouncy seat. Sleeping upright also helps with the constant congestion that keeps him from breathing very well at night. On a brighter note - isn't his onesie cute?? My friend Stacy made it for Charlie and I love it!

Yesterday I had a bout of food poisoning or a stomach bug. I'm not sure which, but either way, it was miserable! I'm not fond of throwing up or any other gastrointestinal distress, and this lasted all day and into the night. My mom came over today to help since I was still feeling wiped out. Charlie is a much happier child when he's upright in someone's arms, so it was a huge help to have her here! Eli had fun with grandma around too. I feel much better tonight, though I'm still pretty tired.
And here is a shot of Eli with his new favorite bath toy - Sesame Street bath finger paints! He took the LONGEST bath ever and threw a huge fit when we finally dragged him out. This was a gift from our friend Karrie and it was a hit!
Tonight I cleaned out and updated our filing cabinet - it was a huge project and I feel SO good that it's finally done. It's so satisfying to knock that one off of my to do list. We had papers piling up on the dining room table over the last few weeks and it was driving me crazy. It's amazing how hard it is to keep up with things with a newborn and a toddler consuming my days and nights!


The Yosts said...

Oh poor Charlie, poor you! Kaitlyn had reflux, it was no fun. She slept in her bouncy seat or car seat for the longest time. And the messes from the projectile kind and ruined clothes- yuck!

Zurmely family said...

I know your pain... Jace slept upright in the La-Z-Boy with Aj until he was 16 months old. I will never forget scrubbing carrots out of the carpet when he was crawling and projectile puking at the same time. Yuck!

Aimee said...

Sorry about being sick and Charlie's reflux - that's no fun! But congratulations on finishing the filing cabinet organization! I love the feeling of getting something in shape like that.