We are praying for weight gain here. Baby Girl is "Failure to Thrive."
This Tuesday, the 30th of November, she had a wide-base tongue-tie clipped. Isn't it amazing that the first four kids had no problem with tongue-tie but the youngest three do?
In Baby Girl's case, her tongue-tie has caused a lot of weight loss. At 10 days old she had dropped an entire pound from her birth-weight.
Now she's healing from the clipping. I have to push up the underside of her tongue 3-4 times a day so it doesn't scar over. She is NOT okay with it. I feel like I'm torturing her. I keep telling myself that "this too shall pass" and it won't be any time at all when I'll look back and it will be a faint memory, like . . .
losing my full-time full-benefits job when I was 7 months pregnant with my oldest.
like the nightmarish c-section.
the day I lost all touch with reality.
hospitalizing my 9 lb. 3 month old Gabbers for RSV.
ridding my home of all gluten when I was (mis)diagnosed Celiac.
losing a triplet.
surviving negative 50 degree temps in the Frozen North
continuing the first trimester of a multiples pregnancy with a crazy bout of influenza while my hubby was away at training in another timezone.haha. I sound like I've had an adventurous life. But no. not really.
But all these things seemed near-unbearable at the time.
And I survived. Thanks to my Heavenly Father.
This too shall pass.