Saturday, August 16, 2014
Welcome Baby Sage
It's only been a week since my last post, but my how life has changed in the most wonderful of ways.
Our beautiful baby boy, Sage, was born on Monday, August 11th at 5:24 AM. I promise to share the birth story eventually as it truly was a life changing experience.
I don't think I'll ever be able to put into words the emotions I felt when they placed Sage on my stomach for the first time. It was a feeling of overwhelming love and all consuming happiness. After nine months, the baby I had thought about everyday was here, right in my arms.
He is absolutely precious. We are so in love.
It's been a whirlwind since Monday. We were discharged from the hospital on Wednesday. However, after Sage's first doctors appointment on Thursday morning, there was some concern due to the amount of spit up/vomit he was producing after each feeding. Long story short, it has been determined that he has acid reflux. We are back in the hospital now working with doctors to help our baby boy. He is a great feeder and has been since day one, but with his acid reflux, we are learning that feeding is a delicate balance between getting Sage the nutrition he needs and not over feeding him so that he spits it all up.
I think I've gotten a total of maybe 15 hours of sleep this week, but it's worth every moment of exhaustion. He is the love of our lives. My husband and I have taken shifts sleeping and our parents continue to be a huge help and support.
I'm dictating this post with sweetheart Sage sleeping on my chest as we spend another night in the hospital. He much prefers sleeping in our arms rather than a crib.
I look forward to posting about life with Sage, although, I'm sure my posts will be less frequent for some time. Basically if I'm not feeding and cuddling with Sage, I'm trying to sleep for an hour here and there and eat something.
We appreciate all your love and support as dealing with acid reflux is very tedious and difficult to experience, especially because Sage is such a phenomenal eater (must have gotten his love for eating from me!)
I hope all is well with you!
How are you?
Any mommas out there who have an infant with acid reflux?
Any tips for getting by on very little sleep?