Thursday, October 2, 2014

Prayer Request

For the past couple of weeks, Lily has been having really intense gas that causes her to cry for anywhere from a half hour to an hour and a half at a time. Often this occurs in the evening when we are already exhausted from the day. We've tried every kind of technique to relieve her discomfort, but all to no avail. Eventually she becomes so exhausted herself from crying for an hour straight that she falls asleep. Sometimes we are able to get her to burp and that will make her feel better, but again, it usually doesn't happen for a good amount of time.

Lily has also not been sleeping well on her own. She will sleep in Laura's lap sometimes for a half hour to forty-five minutes, but this means Laura is unable to do other things during that time. When Lily is laid down when she is sleeping, only five minutes later and she will wake up. To make matters worse, she is not yet able to sit up on her own or crawl around and doesn't like to lay on her back all the time, and only occasionally will she sit in a baby chair without getting upset. This means she has to be held constantly when she is awake--and she is always awake during the day.

As you can imagine, this is very stressful and overwhelming for Laura when I am not around to help due to work, class, or working on my dissertation.

So we are asking for you to please pray that Lily will sleep better and longer on her own, that her gas problems go away, and for strength and perseverance for Laura and that she does not feel overwhelmed every day.

Thank you.


  1. Prayers for Lily and for you all (especially Laura!)! It is so hard when baby doesn't sleep during the day and then is gassy at the end of it all. :(

  2. Many prayers. I do not know if this is a good idea because of her medical issues, but is babywearing in a moby, ergo, sling, etc. a possibility?

  3. Hi, I am the godmother of Lily's godmother's daughter. (Sorry, didn't want to drop names.) I yhink we met after her baptism in 2012.My daughter had this and reflux pretty badly due to a lip tie and posterior tongue tie. Has Lily ever been evaluated for them? They are an easy fix and we finally were able to get sleep!

  4. These sites helped me figure out that she had the ties. She had so much pain especially when lying down from gas (which caused the reflux). And it was all because she got a lot of air when she ate. It's not enough for someone to say that she has a good latch or is eating well, a pediatric ENT can usually let you know. For my daughter a tell-tale sign was that her top lip would curl under while nursing and also a bottle so she really couldn't take a bottle well.

  5. I will hold her, and you all, up in prayer.
    My love for you dear Laura as you carry your daily cross.

  6. Thank you all for your prayers!

    We have tried those and some she can't be in. The others she refuses to be in.

    We will definitely look into that. Thank you for the suggestion!

    It is good to hear from you! I hope your family is well. God bless!

  7. Lifting you up in prayer from Atlanta, too. I was also going to ask about baby wearing, but I saw your answer. That was a lifesaver for me - I had one that needed to be held all the time too, and the sling saved me. But not all babies will tolerate it. Praying that you find something that works and that she starts sleeping better!