Little Sis is now one month old and we all totally love her. Big Brother constantly holds his arms out towards her when he wants to give her a cuddle and spends hours looking at her and giggling or giving her a kiss on her head. His behaviour, for the most part, is lovely and makes us both happy he has adjusted so well to his new role. He has the odd moment when he doesn’t understand that I can’t stop feeding her to get down on the floor and play but it’s great being a family of four.
Unfortunately Little Sis caught her brothers’ cough and cold and it’s been heartbreaking seeing her sneeze and cough. She also has really bad reflux, often projectile vomiting an entire bottle back over me. It all seems to have come to a head over the last few days and I’ve felt quite down and alone. I haven’t seen a midwife or health visitor since she was 2 weeks old and have not been able to reach anyone by phone. I’ve literally been counting down the days until people are back at work and I can see the Doctor or health visitor for a chat.
I’ve been googling reflux but don’t want to switch formula without advice. I remember switching Big Brother to a hungry baby formula when he was a couple of weeks old as he was so hungry but I seem to have lost confidence in my parenting skills with Little Sis. She’s smaller than her brother and, with the lack of medical appointments, I’m just not sure if she’s gaining weight correctly.
However, today I managed to see a lovely Doctor who prescribed infant gaviscon. We have another appointment for a weeks time and if there’s no improvement we’ll be referred to a paediatrician. I also contacted the Health Visitor so should be receiving a visit from them soon. I have lots of questions so am looking forward to getting some advice!