So with a constant teetering on constipation as the main immediate issue here, I've researched and opted to try a new cereal. Happy Bellies brand (ha - sounds good to me!) Organic Brown Rice with Probiotics is the winner and we started today.
Yesterday was a wild morning and afternoon filled with fits, exhaustion (for all of us) and a crazy - solo Mom lead bath and bedtime. It was rainy, we've had visitors and Daddy time all weekend, which leads to the last contributing factor - it was Monday - the start of our "work" week. We were up most of the night with Mary Louise grabbing at my hair (I'm highly considering a crew cut) and David restless and fussy - and Brent had an out of town meeting all day which meant a very late home from work time.
Honestly, it was the first time since the first week the babies were home that I wondered how I'd get through the next day (today). It was a very disheartening feeling. I've been frustrated, so tired that exhaustion doesn't even begin to describe it, felt like I was being pulled in 100 different directions, felt like I was trapped in a box, but I usually don't feel like I'm drowning...We got through though, and a big grin from Mary Louise at 3am this morning settled my heart and mind as I went off to pump and get our very early morning routine started (medicine and probiotic bottles and a little more rest before our 6 or 7am wake-up).
Hopefully (fingers crossed), this new cereal will be just the thing to get their little systems back on track. I'll let you know...