When Matt read my post on Chick-Fil-A there were ZERO comments, and I believe he took it as a sign that nobody gives a flying flip about my views on the BEST fast food restaurant EVAH. Well, 84 comments and counting - so IN HIS FACE! I knew you gals wouldn't play when it comes to CFA. (I didn't mean for that to rhyme. That, my friends, is just an added bonus - from me to you).
So I got eight and a half hours of sleep last night. That's right. Count 'em. Eight and a half. I was asleep by 11, Jonah woke up at 4:30 to eat, ate a full four ounces peacefully (Matt must have the touch. It hasn't happened before or since) while I pumped, was wide awake still at 5:30, but we put him back in bed and turned on his mobile, he fell asleep on his own, and didn't wake up again until 8:30. Pretty amazing. I feel like a new person. He's only slept through the night once, but I consider 11 to 4:30 sleeping through the night enough that it counts. A girl could get used to this.
Except for that one feeding, he's still crying, fussing, and flailing through all his feedings. I'm not eating dairy, but am still giving him old milk. A blog reader wrote and told me that milk proteins and lactose stay in breast milk up to two weeks after you've last had it, so I guess this will be a longer endeavor than first anticipated. I'm going to keep giving him old milk until I'm sure I'm fairly lactose free, and then I'll give him fresh milk to see if it makes a difference. I don't think it's lactose intolerance though. His poops are normal and he's not spitting up a lot. I think it's really bad acid reflux combined with the fact that he's probably got some blisters in his throat. Can you imagine??? He's now on Prevacid twice a day and Zantac three times a day trying to get it under control. He has an appt scheduled with a GI doctor at Brenner's on June 24th. I hate him being on that much medication, but he's in so much pain when he eats. I may try to give him a soy formula bottle later today, just to see if that makes a difference... just in case.
We have two friends, Greg and Monica, who take a date night every Tuesday night. They get a sitter and then head out. Well, they've decided to spend some of their date nights with us, so last night they came over after dressing change. We got take-out Japanese and just hung around the house. Probably not so exciting to them, but SO GREAT to me. Monica and I went to pick up the food, and just those few minutes out on a beautiful summer evening did me so much good. It's been 90 degrees here the last couple days, so Jonah and I have been home bound. It makes for some very long days, and I get really stir-crazy. I'm really dreading official summer and the hot days of July and August. I don't even feel like I can take him indoor places if a feeding is coming up, because of the scene it is. It would draw lots of attention, and I'm just not in the market for lots of attention when we go out in public.
Speaking of Greg and Monica, their daughter, Madison, will be celebrating her first birthday this Saturday, so Jonah will be attending his very first birthday party. It's supposed to be a much cooler day, but they will also have their house open to guests if it's too hot for baby Jonut. Monica and I went through our pregnancies together (when I was pregnant with Gabe), so we've always had a special bond, and I'm so excited to see Maddie turning 1-year-old. I just can't believe it. It will be fun to see her change and grow and to imagine Gabe the same age. Anyway, they're wonderful friends, and I'm so glad we got to hang out last night (social interaction - woot woot!), and we can't wait for the birthday party Saturday. Hopefully Jonah will cooperate. I'd hate to have to leave him behind as an extra special birthday gift. (Just kidding, of course.)
On the magnet front, I have yet to see one as I drive around Kernersville. I'm so excited for the day when I'm driving around and see one on a car of a non-family member. (Beware strangers, I will stop you and give you a hug). I know they're out there. A lady from Jacksonville emailed to let us know she had seen one on another car in Jacksonville. Florida. Crazy. Oh, I've been meaning to tell you to take your magnet off your car before you go through a car wash. We have a certain family member (not to mention any names... Aunt Melanie) who lost hers that way. I would hate for you guys to have to buy a second magnet to replace a car wash casualty. Hmmm... On second thought, make sure you leave your magnet on your car when you go through a car wash. They're really dirty and could use a good scrubbin'. Seriously.
Beach Vacation Countdown: 31 days
Okay, end of random post. The pump has deemed that my "free time" is up. Back to the front lines.
Happy Wednesday. (It is Wednesday, right?)