Author Archives: Sarah
It’s been a while (again) since I’ve been in these parts. I’ve wanted to return to blogging sooner but it seems like everything has been working against it. I sit down and my laptop doesn’t work, or theo wakes up from his nap or etc. etc. etc.
There’s only so much blame I can put on physical reasons. The truth is, I haven’t been sure how blogging fits in with my new normal. Since Theo turned 6 months I’ve emerged from the haze of infant reflux, crying and sleeplessness. At first I was lost. What do I do with myself? How does my old life (pre-Theo) fit in with my new, and inifintely better, life. How much time and desire do I have for my previous interests? With relief I can state that I am still me. I have the same passions, loves, weaknesses. A few more neuroses but they keep life interesting. So here I am. I am at home in this space. My posts may not be the most interesting, but it’s my space to share with you. My space to indulge my love of food, of reflection, of creating. With the odd picture of my favourite person ever…
Here’s to more frequent posting and reconnecting with the blogging world. How I’ve missed you! xxx
I’d like to say time flies by, and in some respects it does. But the last 3 months have been the most challenging and, as sad as it sounds, I’ve been wishing time away; praying for strength to get through each day.
Now, at almost 4 months old, our little theo-dorable is finally thriving. Up until a week ago we’ve been living from moment to moment as we try to manage Theo’s severe reflux. Finally, after poor weight gain and a hospital referral, theo is doing better. In turn, we are doing better. The magic solution, as upset as it makes me, is hypoallergenic formula. I had been exclusively breastfeeding Theo up until 10 days ago when we saw a paediatrician. After an examination and history taking she said that Theo’s failure to thrive is likely due to his frequent vomiting and my having a low milk supply. Since he’s already tried every medication for reflux and I’ve been doing all i can to maximise milk supply, she recommended we supplement his feeds with a formula for babies with cow’s milk protein intolerance. It’s been amazing! He has gone from an unsettled little dot, to a thriving happy baby.
The only downside of all this is that, despite my best efforts, my milk supply is decreasing. Thus our breastfeeding relationship is likely to come to a premature end. Whilst I’m struggling with this, Theo is so much happier having formula. He gets to look around whilst feeding and finish feeds content with a full belly instead of getting frustrated and gassy at the breast. And I can stop worrying about how my diet may be affecting him. I never thought breastfeeding could be so complex!
So that’s us. How are you guys?