Sunday, October 17, 2010

Grayson's Baby Dedication

Ben and I dedicated Grayson at church today. It was such a wonderful experience and it just makes me remember what a blessed life we (all) have. As you know, things have been tough with Grayson's eating and sleeping issues lately, and it is so easy to get caught up in all the negative parts of life and lose focus of the big picture: our loving God is in control. My sweet sister-in-law, Holly, gave me a gift that included the following bible verse which is a beautiful reminder that even though waiting is tough, the Lord IS working his good in our lives:

Wait patiently for the Lord.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
Psalm 27:14

Another verse that has been the theme of our day and which Ben and I are declaring to do is:

Train a child in the way in which he should go,
and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverb 22:6

Pics soon to follow!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Weight Loss

Nope, not me. Grayson. Sadly, over the past 3 months Grayson has been fussing more and more when we try to make him eat or sleep. He has been on a mild antacid, Zantac, since he turned 6 weeks old. At first that seemed to solve his eating issues, but then they got worse again. Because his initial weight gain was good, it has been hard to diagnose a problem and at first we thought maybe his lack of daytime sleeping was the culprit. However, over the last 2 months Gray has gained almost no weight. I have talked with our pediatrician, countless lactation consultants, and scoured the internet for a solution. Thankfully, a couple of our friends recommended a pediatric GI doctor to us.

We had Grayson's first appointment today and are hopeful that we'll find a solution to his misery (and ours) soon. The doctor prescribed a much stronger antacid, Prevacid, to see whether or not the issue is related to reflux. If, in one week, we have not noticed a dramatic difference we are moving on to Plan B. It just feels good to be seeing a specialist and to have quick, reliable, measurable ways to intercede on Grayson's behalf.

The new medicine will probably take 4-5 days to kick in. Until then, we're continuing to pray for wisdom and patience. I'm sure hoping to write a follow-up post next week with positive news. Be praying!