Ok, so maybe not the most appetizing way to begin the challenge, but it does fit the criteria for the them and the challenge.
See, the boys both came with their hosts of issue. Braeden has colic and cried a lot. A lot. Jackson was, well, Jack. Both had breathing treatments regularly during cold weather. But Stella? She brought something new into the mix. Acid reflux.
I know what you're thinking. Yuck. Don't worry, I agree. It was not the most pleasant way to begin life, for her or us. But there was medicine that helped somewhat. If you've every had a child with acid reflux, or had it yourself, you know what I mean. The plus side is I have become a master at removing stains from bibs and clothing. Resolve and Spray 'N Wash have become mainstays here in Drosche Land.
Luckily it has lessened as she has grown older and eats more solid food. She hasn't taken medicine in a while, which is good because I really don't like for the kids to be on regular medicine if it's avoidable. However, it is still there and occasionally rears it's ugly, and messy, head. Hopefully the closer the gets to the year mark, the further a distant memory it will become.
My advice for others with an infant suffering from acid reflux? I don't know if I necessarily have any. Other than get the medicine, get used to doing laundry regularly, and a promise that it will pass eventually. In the meantime, just come to grips with the fact that 85% of the pictures from your baby's first year will include a bib. :)
All is well, 1/26 down, in Drosche Land.