the last couple of days have really kicked my butt! sylvie hasn't slept at all for the last two days. she has been awake all night long for two nights now, and keeps refusing to go down for naps. she is fussy, whiney, and all around inconsolable. we took her to the pediatrician this morning and discovered an ear infection. poor girl! i really hope the antibiotics help her quickly. if there's one thing i've learned about mommyhood so far it's that there is always something. we finally got her tummy issues worked out and now she's sick. it turns out she does have multiple protein intolerances. my intuition was correct after months of doctors trying to convince me it was colic or reflux or just normal behavior. UM excuse me, but watching my baby scream through every feeding for 2 months is NOT "normal" behavior. we switched her to neocate, which is a protein-free, amino acid based formula. she's been on it for 10 days now, and she is a completely different baby. she is smiling consistently for the first time, and is happily engaging with the world around her. it's amazing to be able to put her down in her play gym or swing and have time to brush my teeth or make a sandwich. she seems so much happier. despite being sick and in pain, she's still in better shape than she was 2 weeks ago. amazing. for obvious reasons, wardrobe wednesday didn't happen yesterday. we are all completely exhausted and my milky moo was not in the mood to tolerate anything other than pajamas. who can blame her? so we'll call this installment thoroughly stylish thursday. this picture and outfit are from a few days ago. i call this look "black and white and cute all over". as my very best friend was kind enough to point out, i am a dork. fleece peacoat: target (part of a set), striped pants: h&m i am in love with this outfit. i think we might dress her in it again for our trip to the pumpkin patch this weekend. it matches her new halloween ghost hat perfectly. well it seems as if my little sylvie has finally allowed her eyes to close. she will only sleep on her daddy's chest, but it's a start. wish us luck for tonight! i have a feeling we're going to need it. hey, you know what would totally make my day a little brighter? if you click the above banner to vote for us on top baby blogs. 2 clicks is all it will take to make this sleep-deprived mama smile. see how easy i am to please?