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Chase Week 7 – Preparing for big changes

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Week 7:

Week 7 brought with it fussiness that appears to be colic. I could set a clock to the afternoon/evening times that have caused Chase to be unhappy and uncomfortable. We have been doing everything to help her with different soothing methods and holds. We also have tried gas drops and gripe water (not together, we did them different days). While both provided some comfort, it appears that the gripe water has worked the best for her.

I’ve also given up dairy, caffeine, and nuts as they may also contribute to gas and fussiness. It’s a guessing game if foods are contributors so instead of eliminating one at a time I went ahead and restrict them now. If there is even a slight chance that it will make Chase feel better then it’s worth it.

All of this fussiness has meant that Chase wants to be held for all of the time. She immediately gets upset if I get up to use the bathroom, get a drink of water, etc. My priority is to keep her comfortable, especially through this fussy period so I haven’t accomplished anything around the house or did any workouts this week. Since it’s my last week at home with Chase before I return to work, the bright side is I’m getting in lots of snuggles.

It’s going to be hard to leave Chase at daycare and return to work. It will be a big change for all of us. I can’t imagine how getting ready in the mornings will go or how I will ever fit working out back into my routine. My head is filled with stress of will I have enough breast milk for daycare and for times that I need to workout or for social occasions where I can’t breastfeed….what if Chase struggles to nap at daycare without me there…..how will we manage Chase’s night time feedings with both of us working…..when she is fussy how will I function on little sleep…will there ever be a good time for even 30 minutes of exercise a day…..with our schedules should I back off some of my race plans until Chase is older…..and so on. I’m having to tell myself that no matter how disorganized things may feel for awhile, that what’s most important will get accomplished one way or the other.

Week 7 Photos

Our sweet baby! I’m so sorry that she had such a tough week.

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I was delayed in posting this because of the whirlwind of colic and also preparing for getting into the work/daycare routine. More posts about milestones, baby products and workouts to come!

4 thoughts on “Chase Week 7 – Preparing for big changes

  1. Awe sorry for the tougher week but I can only imagine what a great mother you are.

  2. Don’t stress out about returning to work. It will all work out, I promise. It may be hard at first, but eventually you will figure out how to fit everything into your schedule.

    As for breast milk, just make sure to pump frequently at work. When I first returned to work, I was pumping 3 times a day at work. I’d nurse in the evenings/at night and in the morning.

    For me to run and/or get my work out in, what works best for us is that I get up bright and early (4am) during the week to run and/or work out while my husband is home with Anna. He gets to run/work out in the evenings while I am home with Anna. He also makes time on the weekends so allow for me to get my long runs in or my step mom will watch Anna if I am out running with my dad, which I do a lot of this time of year.

    You are a wonderful mother and you will be able to make everything work!

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