Well, Maddie had another doctor’s appointment yesterday because the Zantac doesn’t seem to be working anymore, to which my Aunt Kathy can attest (again, Aunt Kathy, we are VERY sorry). While there, the doctor weighed Maddie and found her to be a whopping 14 pounds, 12 ounces. She’s a chubby little thing! She’s wearing size 3 diapers and is just edging into 6-9 month clothes, mostly because of the circumference of her tummy. Unfortunately, along with Maddie’s clean bill of health (other than the reflux), the doctor told Mom to be more persistent in getting Maddie to take a bottle (we’ve only tried once since the last time when she actually took it, and that didn’t work out too well). He said it will only get harder from here on out. He also told us to start putting Maddie down in the crib while she’s still awake, so she learns to soothe herself. “It may take thirty or forty minutes of crying,” he said. Thirty or forty minutes!! I’m not sure if we’ll listen to this little piece of advice. Maddie was also switched to PrevAcid, which comes only in the powder adult form. So, as per the pharmacists instructions, I spread the powder out in a line, divide it into fourths, and that’s her dose for the day. Thank goodness the powder is pink, or someone looking in the window might have a few questions. Then I mix it in a cup with a teaspoon of milk, quickly squeeze it into a dropper, and let Maddie suck it down. All this has to be done before the powder settles to the bottom of the cup or the dropper. It’s definitely a process, but Maddie likes the taste more than the pepperminty Zantac, and hopefully it will work better. We’ll let you know!