Saturday, May 23, 2009
The next day the crying started around 8. She also started projectiling after every feeding. My sister came over to bring us some dinners (thanks Jaime the enchiladas were fantastic!) and brought Noah's cousins. Noah and Liam were both fragile together, and took turns crying on and off. Jaime tried to work her baby whisperer magic on Juliana and nothing worked. By the end of the afternoon I was fried. I was tired of cleaning up projectile, and worried because she wasn't keeping anything in her, and yet she was hungry. Noah was fragile, and had decided that he wasn't going to poop anymore, so I was dealing with that as well. I called the doctor and explained to the nurse what was going on. After she spoke with the doctor, she called me back and the doctor was going to call in zantac for her, because she needs to gain weight with her heart issues. I called Ryan at work, crying as well, and he said he'd pick up the medicine.
Since she started the zantac she has only projectiled twice. She doesn't arch her back while she's eating and no longer cries when she's eating as well. I don't want to keep medicating her, but it seems to be working right now. Unfortunately it also makes her sleepy.
On the Noah front, I spoke to the pediatrician on Monday about him keeping his poop in. He tgave us some ideas which included mineral oil. It has been a battle, but when either of us see him trying to keep it in (he has a face he makes), we bend him in half until it comes out. Then, he is treated to some M & Ms. Of course, as of this moment he now has diarrhea, but at least he's pooping.
I am very thankful that this is a long weekend. This way Noah will get attention and get to play outside as well. I feel so bad for him because he wants to go outside but usually Juliana is crying or eating, and then it's too sunny for her to be outside, so we have to wait for Ryan to come home.
Noah and I went grocery shopping this morning and had a nice time. Then he napped, played outside, and gets to go to Home Depot with his daddy.
Tomorrow we will attempt to go to church for the first time since Juliana was born. Wish us luck.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Rori Rose (who was very proud to hold her and whispered to her about the Disney Princesses)
Auntie Jaime (aka The Baby Whisperer)
Thursday, May 14, 2009
After we left the office, we fed ladybug and then she slept the whole way home. I picked Noah up, and he was a little fragile- he didn't even want to play outside (that's not my boy). He just wanted to sit either on my lap or as close to me as he could get and snuggle. I'll take that any day! Now, both my ray of sunshine and ladybug are napping, and I think I will as well. Please keep ladybug and her heart in your prayers. Thanks!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Today I drove Noah and ladybug to the chiropractor. I thought it was going to be a circus act, but it wasn't. Noah sat nicely on a chair while I got adjusted and ladybug slept in her car seat. Then, Noah climbed onto the table to get adjusted and ladybug slept in her car seat. Then, Noah sat back in the chair, while ladybug got adjusted. She cried pretty good, but I remember when Noah was that little and got adjusted, he would usually cry the whole way home. Ladybug only cried a quarter of the way home. Since Noah was so good, I decided to get him a happy meal for lunch- the chicken nugget meal. While he ate that, I ate some cold pizza from last night. Of course, Noah wanted that instead. He ate an entire piece of pizza by himself. Then, Jaime called and while I was talking to her, Noah decided to dump his juice box all over himself and his lunch (which I had planned on saving since he didn't eat much besides the pizza). I, of course, had just told Jaime that Noah never makes a mess with the juice box, he never squeezes it or plays with it. I won't use the word, "never", again, since that blew up in my face.
Well, both of my angels are napping right now, and I would like to catch some sleep as well- ladybug was up every 3 hours last night wanting to eat, and Noah got up at 5:30, so I'm kind of tired.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Yesterday was our first day without Ryan, who went back to work. I was anticipating a rough day, but instead we had a great day. Ladybug slept quite a bit, so Noah and I had plenty of mama/Noah time. We even played outside while she slept in her crib in the morning. The afternoon was a little rougher, as I didn't get to nap when the kids napped. Ladybug literally projectiled her entire bottle everywhere. So when I got done cleaning everything and everyone up, Noah was getting up from his nap. We did play outside a little while in the afternoon but didn't really stay out there until after Daddy came home. A wonderful lady from church brought us dinner, which was so nice because then we didn't have to cook anything. Noah was happy, because there was mac n cheese and corn, both of which are "yellow". He's like, "oh, yellow!" and starts to dig in- it's very funny.
Today was a different case. Ladybug cried on and off for most of the morning. Noah was a trooper though. He would go upstairs to get his Nuks when he started to get really worried, and then when he was done he would put them back in his crib. He also played "wash the dishes" for about an hour. As desperation for ladybug to stop crying was coming over me, I remembered that we had never given Noah his Easter basket (yes, we're horrible parents), so I brought that out and he entertained himself coloring and putting stickers everywhere. I tried to feed him lunch, and he was too upset to eat- he ate half of a cereal bar. Then, I put him for his nap. He went down like a champ. After 3 trys at putting ladybug to sleep, she finally went to sleep, and I was able to also nap- which I really needed. This afternoon, Noah and I played outside until it started to "nain" as Noah calls it. I was very thankful that Ryan came home on time today. I really needed him home.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
When I came downstairs the next morning, Noah really didn't want to have anything to do with any of us- except grandma. Ryan sat down next to him with the baby, and he scooted as far away from Ryan as possible. As the day went on, Noah warmed up to his little sister, and eventually even forgave me for leaving him. He came up to me, grabbed my arms and put them around him for a hug. I melted.
Since we've been home, Noah has been a great helper. He's very interested in diaper changing time- he pushes a chair over to the changing table and hands whoever is doing the changing the wipes. When it's time to feed Juliana, he carries the burp cloth or the bottle over to whoever is doing the feeding. When she cries, he pats her on the back and says, "shhh, no cry". Today, she spit up, and without being asked, he went and got the burp cloth and wiped off Ryan and then handed the burp cloth to Ryan to clean up Juliana. (I was in the shower, otherwise I would have gotten the camera for that!).
We've been washing a ton of girls' clothes that we received as gifts- Ryan didn't want to do it before the baby arrived because he was sure that the doctor was going to say that she was a boy and then we'd be stuck with girls' clothes that we didn't need- he should have just listened to me- I knew she was going to be a girl before they told me she was. Anyway, Noah wanted to help carry the clothes upstairs to the washer. Instead of carrying one or two items, he wanted to carry them all, and gave me the hangers to carry. I followed behind him and picked up the few items that he dropped on the way. I have to give him credit for perseverence, because he dropped like 3 things, carried the clothes all the way up the steps and then put them one by one into the washer.
We have been blessed with a wonderful little boy. Juliana is blessed to have such a good little brother.
I will add new pictures sometime soon- I just don't want to go downstairs to get the card from the camera. It was a long night last night.