Otherwise known as forging the colic due to reflux path.
We’re figuring this out. The elimination diet has revealed that it’s no caffeine, even the meager 20 mg I was coveting — SEND HELP NOW — or rich leafy greens for this momma.
Abstaining from these things helps, and the reflux has seemed to calm down. Therefor the colic has eased up a bit.
What works in addition to the above is swaddling, walking rocking and singing. Being rocked (constantly), in her Fisher Pirce vibe chair. Turning on the vibe? She could care less for it, so no point.
I really want THIS, because it does the bounce – but things are tight right now. Abigail’s favorite place to be? Held. Worn more specifically. As all (most?) babies do.
I was uncomfortable wearing her for long stretches of time when she was first born. She just seemed SO wee and delicate. I did it one afternoon and she was not into it for all that long. Now? It’s her baby crack.
So. We are getting back into a routine now that she is happy to be worn for long stretches. I can work for more than 10-15 minutes at a time! Joy!
Here’s How We Roll
1. Do the dishes, prep dinner, even eat myself!
2. Brush my hair, my teeth, even put on deodorant and a little shine. The wonders.
3. Dance around like the rock-stars we are. Our current favourite.
4. Breastfeed. For reals. < Cute Mama Video Alert.
4. Blog it up. I do the writing, she takes care of inspiration.
5. Create. I can cut and sew; assemble my goods. She takes care of testing and quality control.
6. Clean in general. Floors, vacuum, laundry – she may not be a big help at this point but the fact that she’s happy (as long as being worn), during chore-time is enough in and of itself. I’ll get her on toilet duty in no time.
7. Walk. Oh how we walk.
8. Play with the wee man. We can totally do any rowdy activity his little heart desires, together – with her just chillin’ in her cocoon.
9. Be admin superstars. We can slam through my inbox, meet deadlines and kick ass in general. She’s down, so long as being worn.
10. Pee. Yep – I’ll go pee if I have to.
11. Kisses. All the time. She’s in such close proximity – making for hands-free smooches and cheek munching inevitable and pretty constant.
Mama’s who work from home with a nube...how do you do it?! Are you a wrap-wearing fool? Totally indebted to your moby, (or similar style of)? What tricks of the mama trade keep you sane and your days running (somewhat), smoothly where you actually get something accomplished while loving your little one?