Saturday, August 16, 2014

Welcome Baby Sage

Hi there!

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?


  1. Congratulations to your baby boy and welcome, baby Sage, into this world!!! I am 30 weeks pregnant with a girl so no tips on acid reflux from me, unfortunately, but I've heard that it gets better after the 3 month mark plus getting on a regular schedule generally helps babies with getting their digestive system in order (so it might be extra beneficial for the reflux babies). Keeping my fingers crossed and wishing you a great time during those first weeks!!! Congratulations again from Germany!

  2. He looks very bright-eyed and alert, so it looks like he's well-fed despite the challenges! I'm glad you have the support you need. And you've gotten lots of great photos of his sweet newborn face! None of mine had reflex, although spit-up, of course. Just not to a degree that caused concern. Perhaps you have an abundant milk supply as your milk is coming in, he's an eager feeder, and he's just getting a little more than he can handle? I hope it all sorts itself out soon. As far as the sleep, I would say keep taking whatever help you can get that allows you sleep! If you and babe feel safer and more comfortable together, that works, that's what I did. Or for that nice deep sleep maybe Grandma and Grandpa could cuddle him for a while.

  3. Congratulations!! He is so cute! I love the name too :)

  4. Oh my goodness, he is ADORABLE. He looks so alert and you two look over-the-moon-happy as first time parents should be! Congratulations in every way! I'm so happy he's here and is healthy! Sleep whenever he sleeps and enjoy every second of your time with him! Congrats again!! Can't wait to hear your story! :-)

  5. AAAH! Congratulations! He's so beautiful and all three of you are glowing in these pics!

  6. I'm sorry for not commenting sooner, but a HUGE congratulations!!! What a little cutie. He is seriously adorable and I hope you guys are working your way into the new parenting role (I know you've had 10 days now, and are probably experts by now ;)). Welcome baby Sage!!