Thursday, September 29, 2011

We are Still Here!

We are still here!! With working mandatory OT and trying to settle into a nightly routine with Kaylynn it makes for very fast nights! Things are going good. She had her 1st shots a couple weeks ago and didn't seem to bother her to much. She weighed 12lbs 11 oz 23 3/4'' long. Biggie girl! She has been doing very well at the babysitters during the day. She just loves watching the other kids. Since I've last posted she has rolled over in her crib twice now. She hasn't done it so we actually see it! And a few weeks ago she finally discovered her thumb! She sucks her thumb like crazy! She also chews her hand, but the thumb is her fav! We don't even really try to give her a binky anymore. She is still sleeping all night thankfully!! We give her a bath, bottle and put her to bed around 8:30 - 9:00pm and she sleeps until he gets her up during the week at 5am for a bottle, then at 6 off to the sitter's or on the weekends she will sleep straight through until 9am!!
She really coo's and laughs more and more! I love it! I have so many projects it isn't even funny! I bought stuff to make her own hair bow holder. From all the bows I bought from Gigi La' Bean. I bought material to make drapes for her room to try and help keep the cold out. I have all her clothes that don't fit anymore that need to be separated and put into totes. I have a ton of clothes from family and coworkers plus all the ones I got from the Watsontown yard sales to put away. We have pictures that need hung. And David is FINALLY going to pour our sidewalks and the ramp from out of the garage at the double swing out doors. Then I can take pictures of the Fall decorating I did on our front porch. I got these old galvanized steel square barrels at the yard sales too 2 for $8!! And I put my mums in them! I love decorating my porch and house for Fall!
I guess the only other thing I can think of is I turned the big 30 the 21st! Yikes! I am getting old. It kinda did bother me a little. David got me a card and he got my one from Kaylynn. It made me cry! It said "Mommy" on it. Felt weird getting a "Mom" card!! We didn't do anything special, just stayed home. Other than that not to much else to report I guess. Oh yea. After 11 weeks I am FINALLY getting my maternity leave money!!! And my sister Tonya found out she's having a BOY!!!!
Penn State slippers passed on from Aunt Marianne!!
Napping at Grandma's house in her zebra outfit from Aunt Faye and the girls!
Look at that smile!!!!
A hat from Gigi La' Bean!
My neice Brooke holding Kaylynn!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Name Change

Well, still haven't come up with anything for a new title that I like yet. I changed it to "Then There Were 3...." for now...LOL!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Formula Woes

Kaylynn has always been a "fussy" baby. They say acid reflux and colic kinda go hand in hand somewhat. Although then Prilosec has helped with her feeding, something else is going on. She seems more fussy, seems to me like she always has a tummy ache - hence some of the crying also, and spitting up and throwing up alot. As I researched yesterday after she threw up probably her entire 4 oz bottle, seems to me she may be lactose intolerant. Her are some of the "symptoms" she has from the list : Fussy, gassy, spitting up/throwing up, eczema, rash on her face (which I thought was baby acne, but then it would turn very dry like the eczema) and very foul smelling dirty diapers. And the dirty diapers it was getting more and more watery and yellow (and seedy) and mucusy. Stringy like. SORRY FOR THE DESCRIPTION OF THE DIRTY DIAPERS!! And she had a dirty one this morning after 4 bottles of Similac it already looks more "normal", what it looked like for a long time.

My Gram and Jenn seemed to think (along with alot of people I questioned on FB said change the formula) we should switch formulas. Also a girl I know that works in the maternity ward at Williamsport Hospital said reflux and a milk allergy or something along those lines are totally different, sounded like we needed a formula change also. When I asked the Doctor 2 weeks ago he didn't think we needed to and we didn't want to change that AND start the medicine too. So, we waited. And after talking to my Gram and Jenn yesterday they convinced me to make the switch. Since we got free samples of different kinds in the mail we are switching to Similac Sensitive for fussiness an gas and lactose sensitivity. Jenn said it only has 20% of the lactose in it compared to other formula. When we mix it it is super foamy!! From what I've read online that is normal. It's so foamy you can barely see the markers to see what she ate! So, we started last night and so she's had about 4 bottles of it so far so we are PRAYING we were right and this will help her!!

Another thing I've noticed the past few nights including last night, is although she seems somewhat asleep she is moving, grunting, fussing, coughing and doesn't seem to be in a very deep sleep. She just started this. We put her down at around 9-10om and she goes through the night without feeding, so not sure why she is doing this. The coughing I think is the reflux because it sounds like she has like a wet burp, then she coughs. I told David we may need to raise the one end of her crib.

But anyhow, keep her in your prayers. I feel so bad for her. I never know if I am doing the right thing. I question everything. I especially feel guilty because I didn't check with her Doctor first. And I hope she doesn't get sick off of it or anything! :/ Thanks!