Wednesday, January 13, 2010

She's supposed to wait until she's 16 to scare mommy!

Yesterday was a rough day to say the least. Evie decided she was going to give Mommy and Daddy a good scare! Shouldn't she wait until her teenage years to make us worry?

Yesterday morning, Evie woke up around 8:30 and Brian fed her 2 oz. She normally eats between 3 and 4, but I thought maybe she just wasn't as hungry. She went right back to sleep, which she normally does, and woke up to eat again around 12:30. She ate about 1.5 oz. and started fussing, so I figured she needed to burp. I started trying to burp her and she went into full-on shrieking mode!

I didn't know what was wrong, so I tried giving her the bottle again. She kept screaming. Tried burping again. Kept screaming. This went on for almost an hour. I finally started rocking her and she fell asleep around 1:30 pm. Brian and I took her upstairs to lay down with her.

Around 2:00 pm, she started fussing, so I thought she was probably hungry since she didn't eat much. I tried giving her the bottle and the screaming started again. I knew she was gassy, but she just couldn't get it out. She was screaming like she was in so much pain, so I started crying with her. My poor baby was in pain and there was nothing I could do for her. She would not calm down, so we decided to call the pediatrician to see if we could get her in to be checked out. We made a 3:30 pm appointment and off we went.

She fell asleep on the way to the pedi, and was fine, at first, when they woke her up to weigh her. They checked her resting heart rate and it was 184/bpm. They said this was a little high, especially, since she was calm. About 5 minutes later, she started screaming again. I tried feeding her to no avail. The doctor didn't know what was wrong. I kept telling them I thought it was a combination of gas and being over-tired since she couldn't sleep through the pain.

Finally, the pedi decided to send her over to the ER for a work-up. Right about that time, Evie started farting. After she got a few good farts out, she was back to her old self. That poor little girl just needed to fart!

We still went over to the ER to make sure her vitals were ok, and they were. They sent us home and told us to pick up Mylicon drops on the way. We gave her the drops last night and she passed the eff out. Hallelujah! She slept from 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm, ate, and went back to sleep until 5:15 am, ate, back to sleep until 8:00 am.

Today, she has been a perfect angel. Although, she's been sleeping all day, only waking to eat. She can do whatever she wants though. I'm just glad she's ok. She did gives us a good scare though!


  1. Your blog looks BEAUTIFUL! Congrats!

  2. Oh, and buy stock in Mylicon. It's a freaking god send.

  3. Thank you!

    I just gave her another dose of Mylicon right now. I'm hoping that will solve the nighttime fussiness!

  4. Nice! This one made me chuckle outloud...and totally thanks for the badge add. I love yours and will be posting it on mine. Also, if the mylicon stops working, it could be dairy, but I don't know if you are BF or not. Once I stopped the dairy, the overabundance of gas stopped.

  5. Oh, good suggestion! I do eat a lot of dairy.