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I have to get this out because I am so grateful for being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
On my birthday I decided to indulge in something I have refrained from since I am feeding Marsi breast milk. Mt. Dew. It is my weakness. So, I decided it was okay to drink it for my birthday. That proved to be a huge mistake. We bought 2 liters so it lasted for 2 days. Marsi got horrible reflux. I mean screaming in pain after feedings. She didn't sleep for longer than an hour stretch and wake up screaming and arching her back. When I calmed her down I could hear her breathing with liquid. She didn't have a fever and she was eating so I didn't call anyone or go to the hospital.
Yesterday, the holiday of course, was the worst. She was absolutely miserable. She wouldn't sleep hardly at all. I went and got gripe water and that seemed to help her. I prayed that I would know what to do to help my baby. The answer was to find a worthy priesthood holder and have DH and him give her a blessing of healing. With it being Thanksgiving, and around the noon hour, I was hoping we would even be able to get a hold of someone. We have no idea who our home teachers are so that wasn't an option. I called the 1 person in my ward that I had a number for...the relief society president. Her husband is in the bishopric so I knew if he was able, he would be willing to come over. Luckily, I called about 10 minutes before they were leaving for their Thanksgiving dinner.
It was a nice blessing. DH said he was too close to the situation and so the other man gave her the blessing. He blessed her that she would heal. I knew it wasn't going to be automatic. She still had a rough time with the next few feedings. I fed her before we went to DH's parent's house for dinner and she was miserable through dinner. Her 8 pm feeding after her bath made me cry because she sounded so miserable. I prayed so hard. I know that blessings are predicated upon having faith. I have faith and I wanted the Lord to know that I know that through Him Marsi would be healed. She then slept until midnight. I didn't hear her screaming after DH fed her so I know she was starting to feel better then. She woke up at 2 but I was able to get her to sleep again. She is now just waking up again at 5. She hasn't slept this well in days.
I am so blessed that a worthy priesthood holder was willing and able to come over on a holiday and bless my little girl. She is so sweet and I love her more than anything. I felt so guilty when I figured out it was my fault that she was so miserable.
Sorry this turned into a saga, but I am just so filled with the spirit I had to share.
Awwww, poor Marsi!! It's so sad when babies don't feel good like that. I've had moments when I was definitely let by the spirit to figure out what to do like that. I'm glad you were able to catch someone to give her a blessing. And I'm glad she's feeling better!