Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy happy baby

It's almost like I have a new baby! I mean I loved the old one but this one is happy all the time and seems to have no tummy troubles at all. The new medication is working wonders; she sleeps well and doesn't have any more fussy/screaming spells in the evening. She is eating really well and even feeding her cereal is getting easier. She is still not crazy about it but doesn’t spew it everywhere. she actually will swallow most of it now! Her legs are chunking up; I think she might be trying to catch up to Johanna's weight curve when she was a baby! Johanna is great as well, enjoying school especially now that it has cooled down a little and the kids get to play outside a lot.

What? Both girls are healthy? No one is sick? Think again. Dustin has been home from work for the last three days with a nasty bug, headache, body aches, fever and chills. We got to spend three hours at the urgent care clinic last night because he felt so crappy. Dr didn't think it was anything serious just some bug, possibly bacterial so he got a z-pack and something for his headaches. He has never taken two, let alone three days off work in the 10 years I have known him! He is just miserable. Hopefully he'll be better by tomorrow; Johanna is pretty worried about her daddy constantly asking if he is feeling better. She is so sweet and caring <3


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Reflux and more reflux

Well we decided to take Emmy back to the Dr because her reflux just seems to be getting worse. for the last couple of weeks she has been super cranky in the evenings where we basically just have to carry her around upright or she'll scream bloody murder. The pediatrician agreed that it's her reflux and decided to try a different medication and to start Emery on cereal. For some reason Walgreen's is having all kinds of trouble with the prescription since its a compound medication and written as an odd dosage or something which they don't have a recipe for. So basically it will be a couple of days until they can figure all that out....I should have just gotten is filled at the pharmacy in the pediatrician's building. Oh well, I guess we'll keep giving her the Zantac until then. She had a good day today and as long as she is happy I can be patient I suppose. Her weight has really picked up, 16lbs 9oz now! Well above average so we are not worried about the reflux keeping her from eating enough ;)

Tonight we tried the cereal for the first time and she was definitely NOT a fan. She gagged a few times and I don't think she actually swallowed any of it

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Just an Update

Emery is 5 months old tomorow, I can't believe it! She is doing well and gaining weight nicely, she even has leg and armpit rolls now! The only weird thing is that she has been really fussy from about 8-10 pm every night. We can't figure it out! We are going to try the probiotics again and keep giving her the reflux meds for now. If it doesn't get better I might try to get her in with the pediatrician sooner than her 6 months check up. Johanna is doign well too, just getting over a stomach bug. Throwing up and fever, poor baby. She always gets so upset when she has to throw up, almost like she did something wrong. For almost a whole day we had to geive her water by the spoon-full because she couldn't keep it down if it was more! Luckily it only lasted a couple of days. The things Johanna says and does amaze me every day, I have never met a 2.5 year old that can hold a conversation like she can. My favorite is watching her with Emery; she is so caring and concerned about her baby-sister all the time it makes my heart mealt. If Emery cries or fusses in her bed/bouncer Johanna is the first one there to give her toys, pacifier or kisses! Anyways here are some of my favorite recent snapshots of the girls!