One sign you are mom:
I have spent most of my day (and weekend) pondering baby vomit. I'm sure there are better things to be doing with my brain, but this is the most glaring issue in our house these days. Some babies drool, some babies spit-up - Owen is neither of these babies. He has a reflux problem that produces high quality vomiting - often multiple times a day. For a while, this was just a messy reality of life in our household: we have burp clothes in every room and permanently attached to the baby, Owen's shirts are in a permanently "soggy" state, and our laundry basket is always full.
However, the messy problem has now become a painful problem for Owen. All this vomiting is taking a toll on his throat. Now, every vomit is followed by discomfort and crying - which (of course) gets his tummy churning and causes more vomit. Nice cycle.
We are pondering putting him on some medication to reduce the acidity in his tummy. It won't stop the vomiting, but might make it less painful. It's a tough decision - I'm not a big fan of medicating a baby and baby zantac is kind of "trendy drug" to try for colicky kids. On the other hand, he's clearly uncomfortable and it hurts me to see him crying in pain. I think we'll give the meds a try for a few days and see if it helps.
In the meantime, we're trying to reduce the reflux problem by adjusting my diet. Dairy is the most likely culprit, so I'm on a lactose free diet. For Owen's sake, I hope this works. For my sake, I hope it doesn't - I haven't had any CHEESE for a WHOLE WEEK!