Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Update...or not

Just letting you know why I'm not updating. I had my tonsils out last Wednesday, October 21st. My wonderful mom is being my nurse since hubby is out of town working. She gets up with Leila at night, so I can get some rest. This recovery has been horrible, but without my parents help, this recovery would be that much worse.

I've got some good pictures of Leila to post, but I am staying at my moms and do not have access to my computer pics...I WILL update soon...at least within the next week.

Stay Tuned...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

1st Trip to Instacare

Sunday, Leila had a rough day. She was kind of fussy throughout church (normally she just sleeps.) We got home, fed her and put her down for a nap. About 20 minutes later, screaming. Bloody Murder screaming. VERY uncharacteristic of our daughter, so we were concerned. We gave her some Mylicon drops (gas relief) and tried burping her some more. Despite our efforts, Leila continued to cry. We bounced her, cuddled her, layed her on the floor, changed her diaper, gave her a binki, gave her gas drops, EVERYTHING that has ever soothed her. Nothing worked.

I had received a "care basket" for one of my baby showers. It had medicine and a thermometer. She felt hot, so we tried taking her temperature to see if medication would be appropriate. Of course I couldn't concentrate on how to make the silly thing work right, so we just winged it. Didn't work. So I started reading labels on the medicine. All of it said consult with a doctor under 6 months. Tried calling her doctor's office to see if there was an after hours number to call. No answer.

By this time, Kuso and I were as upset as Leila. So we decided to take her to the Instacare to be safe. We had also been told that his nephew has swine flu. He touched Leila's cheek the week before. Just to be safe, we decided to get her checked out.

All physical signs checked out okay. And no, she didn't have a temperature. Because she is so young, they wanted to make sure she did not have any blood or urine/bladder infections. They had to do a catheter and a blood sample. She didn't cry for the catheter or the heal prick. However, they first tried to get blood from her vein in her hand. Obviously they missed or whatever, but little Leila SCREAMED!

Anyway, after all that, she was just fine. The doctor says "babies like to cry" and left it at that. He said it was good we brought her in, but I think he was just trying to make us "first timers" feel better about our decision to take her to the doctor. I still stand by our decision. Leila is a very mellow, calm baby most of the time. If she gets fussy, it's a matter of a few minutes to pacify her. After she had acted this way for over 2 hours the night before and over an hour that day, we were concerned.

Chalk one up to being inexperienced..but, what ya gonna do? At least we have peace of mind knowing she is healthy.

By the way...she is over 10 pounds now!!! With a fresh diaper and PJ's on, she weighed 10.2 pounds the day before she turned 5 weeks old!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pics of the Week

It's been a fun week. Leila has started sleeping a little longer. On 3 or 4 nights, she finished eating by 9:30 and didn't wake up until between 3:15 and 4:45. She doesn't usually go right to sleep after she eats, but she is still going that long between feedings...now if we can just get her to go to sleep soon after eating AND sleeping that long. I love these faces.

Grandma and Grandpa babysat while Mom and Dad went out to a movie both Thursday and Saturday nights. Saturday night, I left my camera and told them to take pictures if she does anything cute. These two pics were from that night. I guess they understood their directions because these pics are adorable!

First time wearing a dress. The first time at church she just wore PJ's.

Just hangin out...
Then trying out her Halloween Monster face...

Daddy changing diapers. He's good at it too. I posted this to show her cute chubby legs. Her arms are getting the "rubber band" look too. I love it!
Rocking with Grandma Neener again.
Chillin with Daddy...they could win a look-a-like contest sometimes!
Sometimes it's still hard to believe that we are parents. It's been a fun ride so far though!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Slacker Mom

So my newborn is just over 3 weeks old and I have already started slacking off on taking pictures. I'll try to do better. Here are the past few days of pics. Chillin in the bouncy chair. She loves it.
Usually puts her to sleep for a while. Mom loves that!
After being taken out of the bouncy chair.
STRETCH! She can be found doing this quite often.
Cute Little Girl...with TROUBLE written on her face.
Huh? I love this face!
I think this is when she is trying to burp. Too cute.
Eating. One of her favorite past times!
One of these days, I'll get pictures of her in the bath. She LOVES it! She will be crying before, but as soon as her cute little behind hits the water, she totally calms down and relaxes. She makes some really cute faces in the bath, but with being home alone, there is no one to take a picture. She also makes SUPER cute faces when she is falling asleep in your arms. She smiles and gets this look on her face that says "ha ha..got what I wanted." One other time I wish I could take a picture is when she is being burped and looks up at the person who just fed her. This is my mom's favorite look. She says that look says "oh. you are the person who just fed me. I will never forget you. Thank You." Just the contentment on her face with her big round eyes....it's irresistible. Any of you are welcome to come experience these looks for yourself. Just stop by!