Thursday, September 6, 2007

Magic Powder

The Alimentum formula has changed our life in 24 hours. It may cost as much as crack and we may have to take out additional law school loans to pay for it, but Landon is a whole new baby. After his first bottle of the magical, unbelievably foul-smelling liquid he took a solid 3 hour nap. He hasn't taken a nap for longer than 45 minutes during the day in weeks- usually he's writhing and screaming and fussy off and on all day. I got so much done! I almost had time to be bored again! Then last night he slept for FOUR hours between feedings. It was glorious. He drank his bottle with near ease- only a few instances of arching his back and crying (he still has the reflux)- and then went right back to sleep. I never would have thought that four hours of sleep would seem like such a luxury. When I woke up at 2:30am and realized we hadn't heard a peep from him in 3.5 hours, I immediately thought he must have stopped breathing and ran into his room to check on him. He looked like a little cherub in his crib- a pink, breathing, and peaceful cherub. And he's so much happier! He's all smiley and babbling and adorable- and a happier baby makes for much happier parents.


  1. That's wonderful! Yay!

  2. And that's how Similac can charge so much for it!

    So glad he's feeling better.

  3. I had a similar thing with my second daughter - only with her, the thing that was bothering her (very similar symptoms) was my breast milk - no matter what foods I cut out, no matter what I did. When I put her on formula at 12 weeks, she smiled, she cooed, she sat in her baby seat.

    It's such a relief when the answer is found. It's hard while looking, but man - does it feel good once it falls together.

    best to all of you!

  4. Hooray!! What a relief. Pumpkinhead had a milk allergy so we had him on ProSobee Lipil, also wicked expensive. We bought a lot of our cans on eBay. They're sealed, dated, and often much cheaper - even with shipping. We typically paid 50-75% of retail that way. (Typical sellers are selling leftovers from when their kids outgrow it or they've bought in bulk and are selling off singles).

  5. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful news! I'm so happy for you. Of course, he was wonderful when I was visiting, but I know he saved that up for visiting time. It was great to see y'all and he is a beautiful baby. Everyone asks how the wedding was, and I'm like, ehh, it was fine, but I got to meet Landon and he was so adorable and we snuggled and he slept on me :-)