Thursday, November 13, 2008

Lilah & mommy vs. colic

A new day.
Yesterday was SIGNIFICANTLY better. For those of you that are following my saga. Nothing like the day before. The Sensitive formula is not making matters worse-my fear. So, we're going to stick it out at least a week and perhaps stay with it.
She screamed through my visit with our security system tech & then screamed later on when we had another visitor. Terribly embarrassing for me, but thankfully, each visitor seemed unphased. (And really why should they be...I'm the one bouncing & rocking & walking back & forth-sometimes all at once!)
She cried herself to sleep & here she is...angelic as can be!

Anyway, I had so many responses to my last post. The scripture seems to be speaking to many of you. And I am super encouraged to know that I am not the only one grasping for Divine hope and peace to sustain me through my current struggle. Also, while I feel that my battle is insignificant compared to many, and confessing my struggle made me uncomfortable & very humbled, I am so grateful that I shared. One thing is for sure, I have some great friends! Pin It

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Not for the weak

Yesterday was a peak day for Lilah's colic. I did read that it peaks around 6 weeks & typically subsides between 3 & 4 months. Which I do remember from our days with baby Carter's colic. She's 7 weeks today. After one week on soy based formula, and no significant difference, I'm trying Similac Sensitive today. I hate to change formulas, but I also hate wondering if a different formula would help. And after reading the ingredients, I realized the soy & the Sensitive are pretty much the same. We'll see. We're heading to NY for a little over a week, and I didn't want to switch mid-trip, and I want to give it at least a week, like I did with the soy. Again, we'll see...

Dan came home & I jetted out of the house for some peace. It was a hard day. Really hard. Mostly hard on my confidence. I'm giving this all that I have, and its not enough. Not enough to change how she cries most, if not all of her waking hours. I feel powerless.

I've received advice from several sweet mom friends. I welcome it; wishing that something they'd say would be something I haven't tried. Turns out we've tried it all. Which makes me feel hopeless. And hopeless is a hard place for an optimist to be.

This is what I read in the Bible last night,

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15: 13

My prayer for me. My prayer for you. Whatever you're struggling with, whatever you're trusting God for...

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy (that is our strength)
and peace (that passes all understanding) as you trust in Him,
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Pin It

Monday, November 3, 2008

College GameDay comes to town

I happen to believe that God is involved in everything in our lives. The perfect parking spot on a busy day. The size you need, at the price you can pay, sitting on the shelf. Both kids sleeping at the same time. I find Him.

So this week God seemed so near. First off, my brother planned to come to Lubbock to visit Lilah this summer & booked a trip here for this weekend. Since he's an avid football fan, and I've always wanted him to experience a Tech game, we tried to pick a weekend that there was a home game. And boy was there a home game! It ended up being the College Game Day pick of the week! The city's enthusiasm was electric!

Our very generous friend offered us 3 seats near the 40yd line. Our first & only choice babysitter, also a Tech student, was perhaps the only student in town not planning to camp out for seats to the game & more than happy to babysit our kids. Even with a colicky baby, I got to the game in time for kick off.

When I think of sports fan: I think of my brothers. Game after game blaring from the tv all week long. I fought to watch anything not reported on ESPN all growing up; whatever that season's sport, they're fans! They've played, they have fantasy teams, now even ref games after work. I'm pretty sure they approved of Dan, not because he's a gentlemen, but because he's a Division I football player!

So for my brother to have happened to pick the game, that wound up getting him face to face with Kirk & Lee & watching legendary Bob Knight exclaim "I deeply hope we beat their butts (my word)" I believe God was involved.

Oh and...we did beat their butts! 4 quarters packed with a safety, a pick-6, a fumble, interception & more sacks than any poor Heisman front-runner should endure...and with :01 left on the clock, the perfect pass, the mind-boggling catch & winning TD!

I've been wanting to add something orange to the ledge in Carter's room where I'm compiling sports memorabilia for months....and Dan came home with a poster size "ESPN College Game Day" sign in none other than Home Depot orange! IT'S PERFECT!
Oh...and Matthew McConaughey was here.
My very own US Weekly "Just like US" moment!
The UT fan, was there on the sidelines with Camilla & their baby, Levi all swaddled up in her baby wrap.
What a great weekend!

PS: YES, you may have seen another familiar gorgeous face on national tv that game: my husband! He was directly behind Lee on Game Day at the end of the game. HE JUMPED ONTO THE FIELD along with the other crazed fans when we won the game!

Do you see Dan? Just about dead center. Guns up!

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