Four Weeks.

This little babe of mine has already reached the four week milestone. We've spent an awful lot of time this past week testing anti-gas remedies. Leg pumping, tummy rubbing, dairy intake reducing, and snuggling. It has been hard. And sweet. All at the same time. What have you been up to, friends?

13 comments:

  1. they say it takes like 2 weeks of being absolutely dairy free (as in no casein, or any milk products...they are in everything--like granola bars and crackers) before you will notice a difference. something about how it takes that long to get out of your system. again, not sure if it's true. good luck. he looks so sweet.

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  2. I really need to come over and see you and this sweet little guy. I can't believe he's 4 weeks old already!

    He's beautiful!!

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  3. Aw, he is adorable! I love your name choice! I have always liked the name Olivia, but never thought about Oliver for a boy.
    By the way, I was stumped for a little bit about how a newborn could possibly reduce their dairy intake. lol. Then I realized you probably meant your own diet. Reducing dairy is good, but there are also foods that neutralize gas because they have enzymes to break it down. Maybe a combination of reduced dairy and gas fighting foods would work better?

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  4. He's so stinkin' sweet. I can't believe it's been four weeks already!

    Good luck with the tummy trouble...

    (The word verification says "killu." Should I be worried???)

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  5. I want to snuggle him!! I only see him when there's like, 40 other people fighting over him. Harumph. (That's me pouting.)

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  6. Isn't it crazy that our babies are 4 weeks old? I'm still shocked. I hope he starts to feel better soon!

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  7. I can not beleive it. 4 weeks already??? How can that be? He's probably chunking up nicely, huh?



    .....ummm, that sounded like I wanted to eat him, but in my defense your carrot cake cupcake post made me kind of hungry.

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  8. hello oliver. happy one month little mister!
    love, lindsay

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  9. A month old! So fast! He is so precious.

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  10. Both my little ones were fussy, not quite clinical colic. The youngest was fussy from 3:15 pm to 9 pm every day. I was desperate...There is a really good website

    http://www.fussybaby.ca/

    I went off dairy plus I read the study about infant acidophilus (genestra brand). The study should be available on the website. I gave it straight to my little one and in three days the symptoms improved. I know it sounds crazy but it worked. I still give it to her now when she seems tummy fussy (she's 13 months). Good luck, I know it's hard.

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  11. oh, the sweetness! the sweetness! so sorry to hear about his little toot-toots. i get fussy when my tum makes toot-toots, and i'm 31. i can't imagine how miserable it must be for a wee babe. i'll keep him in my prayers.

    what have i been up to, you ask? working on my very last course paper for graduate school. i graudate in 2 weeks, after five very, very, VeRy long years of working towards my master's in literature. it's been Quite the Trip. needless to say, your blog has been a welcome distraction. :)

    with love from pittsburgh...

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  12. What a cutie! 4 weeks means you are 1/3 of the way through the 12 week gas-I-hate-you-go-away phase. Yay! Keep holding and snuggling. Quick squats - also worth a try.

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