Stellan had his tongue tie corrected Wednesday. It was sad but fast, and after a day of fussiness (So incredibly uncommon for him… or not.) he is happy and has found nursing to be his new favorite pastime.
He stuck his tongue out at me too. It’s the first time he could!
Here’s to hoping happy is his new normal. We’re not there yet, but the pediatrician upped his reflux meds and finally recognized that Stellan cries far, far more than a baby ought to cry and committed to figuring out why. Stellan started crying during his two month checkup yesterday and showed the pediatrician his true colors. I’m almost grateful… strange?!
Life has been strangely quiet lately. No major mishaps, no out of the ordinary craziness… the biggest excitement for the week has been keeping Maisie contained from the male visitors who have been adamant that our yard… and dog… are fair game for their romantic interludes. If we have a litter of craziness to deal with in a few months, I wouldn’t be shocked. We woke up Sunday morning to a line of visitors – three of them – and Maisie, while Brady stood by and barked. If attempting to correct the situation hadn’t been so forefront, it would have been comical. Maisie’s been detained in the unused chicken coop. It was working until Sterling thought she needed to go inside, opened the chicken door, and Maisie blew through the inside chicken wire door. She’s like a wayward daughter from a country song… here he comes and she’s gone again. I went after the neighborhood hound dog with a BB gun, but it only scared him off momentarily. Clearly a trip to the vet is in order to prevent future such interludes – and perhaps a bigger gun.
Oh, and I got a new dishwasher. It’s our fourth (though each was purchased used) in 5 years. You’d think it were overworked around here or something.
Charlotte Moore says
Ouch!! That does seem painful for a little one. Glad it was quick! How nice to have a new dishwasher. We have had 2 in the 38 years we have been in this house. We didn’t have one in the first house we built. We lived there about 11 years.
Glad you have had sort of a calm week. Ha!
Oh my, we are clearly not buying the right dishwashers!
Moments after publishing about my calm week Ellie trimmed her own hair. Of course.
Charlotte Moore says
Both our dishwashers have been Maytag. The first one wasn’t torn up but we had a water leak and had to remodel the kitchen. We got all new appliances. We gave the other dishwasher to someone that didn’t have one.
Sooo, you have a beautician in training. HAHAHA!!
Yup, sounds like you are going to be having fun with puppies before long! That’s what always happens to us. 1 dog is “fixed” (or broken, rather 😉 ) now , 1 more to go.
Cute baby boy! Hope he stays happy!
So far so good with Stellan. I’m so glad! I might be able to accomplish more of what I need to if he’s not constantly crying!
My youngest son had a level 4 tongue tether that no one spotted until he was 4 and his tongue started to crease right down the middle. I finally said “this is not normal” and made someone look at it. I am so glad you guys figured this out early. It really hurt our nursing relationship and his speech in a big way. Earlier is best with tongue ties.
It is not strange to want your kiddos to show doctors their “best”. LOL. I have two sons with various issues and I sometimes felt like that person that takes their car to the mechanic only to have the noise they have heard for a week suddenly stop. You know it’s going to start again the second you pull out of the parking lot. I have been there many times.
Yes! Every other time we saw the pediatrician Stellan was happy or sleeping. So frustrating, since that was very much not normal.
The pediatrician commented on his tongue tie in the hospital but didn’t think it was bad enough to need correcting. Everything I read said it was. I’m so glad we pursued it. He already is happier and nursing so much better.