9/08/2009

Whine on Wednesday





Um, you're giving the wrong person the wine.....

Anyhoo, we think we figured out what was causing Joel's major freaks. He has acid reflux, but what made it worse was the bottle n*pples. Typically newborns use a "slow flow" one, but since Joel eats at Mom's Diner (the bottles are "take out" and mom has very fast service) Joel struggled with the slow flow tops. He gulped lotsa air trying to eat as fast as he did on mom and got frustrated and even gassier.

So, the beans changed to the "medium" bottle n*pples and that seems to have done the trick. He still is on the protonic meds once a day and has rough spots, but he won't have to go to the GI specialist unless he regresses.

As to why we still haven't been able to be around a lot, mommy finally hit the wall. She is exhausted and "whiney" (snigger) and is getting a cold. Joel hadn't been able to be on any type of sleep schedule for 7 weeks so now the beans are trying hard to get him on one. He still wants to eat every 2 hours INCLUDING at night.

That is right kitties, that baby got to eat 12 times a day. He should be on 3 hours now and sleeping one 5 hour stretch overnight. Yeah right. Daddy took this week off work so mommy could get some sleep and not be "on call" so much.

Cross paws that by the end of the week he is sleeping better at night or I may have to sell the little booger on Ebay. He is ruining my 16-18 hour per day sleep schedule and I'm starting to look a little baggy eyed.



BTW, daddy's cousin has been nominated in the American Express Small Business Shine a Light Contest. Carl could win $100,000! He and Dana are very wonderful beans who work hard and love and dote on their furry "kids".

Please go to www.nbc.com/shinealight , type in "Chiaramonte Custom Furniture" then "View Nominee Profile" and "Endorse My Story Now" to vote for him. Voting ends on September 13th and he needs 50 to go onto the judges.

25 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am glad he is doing better--that's good for all of you!

William said...

Oh, your poor mommy! She must be absolutely exhausted. And you too, of course. I doubt either your mommy or daddy will let you sell him on eBay, but if you need help, just let me know--I was going to sell Russell once on eBay, so I know how it works!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hey, if you sell Joel on eBay, you won't have to ask mom & dad for an allowance for a long time if you're frugal.

We know you were kidding.

Hope he gets on a schedule soon so your mom can be weaned off the whine bottle ... uh, wine bottle and get some rest. You too.

Good luck to your cousin.That's exciting.

Fin said...

maybe if I get gassy I can eat more times a day?

Sweet Praline said...

I don't think your mom and dad would be too happy if you tried to sell Joel on EBay! I hope things settle down soon for all of you, especially your mom.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

One night, when da youngest bean gerl was a 2 month old baby, mommy slept thru one of her feedings, really, she just din't wake up and da baby stopped crying and went back to sleep and every night after dat she slept thru dat feeding! Bean babies are odd...

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo should have gotten a puppy!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The Kitty Krew said...

We're glad to hear the blurpy is doing better. We bet everyone is exhausted!

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Angel and Kirby said...

We are glad Joel is doing better. We hope Mom gets some rest.

Pablo said...

Oh my. Is this what's ahead of me? Hope things pick up for y'all REAL soon.

The Island Cats said...

We hope baby Joel does better...we can imagine how tired your mom must be...and you too, Hendrix!!!

Good luck to your dad's cousin!

Cory said...

Eating 12 times a day? Where do I sign up?

catsynth said...

Wow, it's quite quite a bit of work to have a new little human in the family. Sounds like it's been a challenge for everyone.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Poor, poor Mommy! The PM can sympathize with her as our wee ones were eating ALL THE TIME and didn't really appreciate the comforts of a nice bed!!!

Hopefully Joel will relax soon and you will not have to resort to Ebay. I bet shipping would be an issue,

Purrs, Goldie

Parker said...

Awwww, you guys really need some rest! Enjoy that whine!
We'll go vote now!

Tracey and Huffle said...

How much money do you think you could sell him for?

Huffle Mawson

The Creek Cats said...

Poor baby Joel and the beans and you! Sounds like no one is getting much sleep. We hope his acid reflux gets all better very soon. Our mom's friends baby is around the same age and she is on acid reflux medicines.

We will go vote!

Forever Foster said...

We are happy to hear that things are looking up for Joel's gas. We hope he settles into a sleeping schedule real soon!

The Meezers said...

we hopes that Joel gets on a sleeping skjule fast!

Reese =^..^= said...

I can't wait for the mom bean to tell Joel this story to him when he's in high school. Maybe she could wait and do it when Joel brings home his first girlfriend. Tee Hee. I know it is not funny now, but someday it will be.

SeaThreePeeO said...

Glad things are getting better!

Daisy said...

I'm glad you figured out what was bothering little Joel!

A glass of wine for the mom sounds like just the ticket.

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

O No gas hurts this old lady knows hope your bean baby will fell better we dont want to see him on E bay

Max said...

Hehehe you said n*pples...

Sunny's Mommy said...

That's good your beans found something to help Joel feel a bit better.

Your poor Mommy. No wonder she's hit a wall. I hope they've made some headway getting baby Joel on a better schedule. Every 2 hours round the clock -- oh my!