Monday, March 30, 2009
She had GI symptoms that started in the middle of the night Wednesday. We took her to the pediatrician Friday, and she sent some stool for tests. Saturday, Sarah started throwing up her feedings. We called the nurse helpline, and they advised us to take her to the ER. She fed once and kept it down in the ER, and she wasn't showing many signs of dehydration, so they sent us home.
Saturday evening she threw up a few more times and was still having loose stools with some blood in it. Fortunately, we have the best pediatrician in the world! She had told us she would call on Saturday to check up on Sarah, and she followed through with that. She actually called 3 times Saturday, twice Sunday, and once this morning. Ah...that is a new parent's dream doctor!
To make a long weekend sound a little shorter - Sarah and I spent Sunday cuddling in bed. She fed tiny amounts every hour and was able to keep most of it down. Last night I started stretching her feedings out to every two hours, feeding her a little longer each time. She has been tolerating that. She still has loose stool, and she isn't urinating as often or as much as usual, but we'll give that a little more time. Tim and I are just grateful that the worst seems to be over!
We're not sure what caused this. Her labs haven't all come back yet, but her doctor and I were wondering if Sarah might have had a reaction to something I ate. I had made taco soup on Wednesday, and I ate it again Thursday for lunch. It had jalapenos in it and was pretty spicy. No more of that for me! Too bad I doubled the recipe and froze half! Tim's going to have a lot of soup to eat!
Friday, March 20, 2009
One of my favorite books to read to Sarah is "Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney. For those who do not know the story: Little Nutbrown Hare is getting ready for bed, and he is talking to Big Nutbrown Hare, trying to express to his daddy how much he loves him. He loves him as wide as he can stretch his arms, as high as he can reach, as high as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare is a topper. He can stretch his arms wider, reach higher, and jump higher - and that is how much he loves Little Nutbrown Hare. The story ends with Little Nutbrown Hare telling his daddy he loves him all the way to the moon. Big Nutbrown Hare says "That is very, very far." Little Nutbrown Hare drifts off to sleep, and Big Nutbrown Hare whispers, "I love you right up to the moon - and back."
Ah...I love that story. It makes me think of a passage of Scripture that I love even more: "And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully." (Ephesians 3:18-19a - NLT)
I praise the Lord for our little girl, and I pray that one day she will come to know His love for her - so much more love than even her father or I can ever provide.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thank you to everyone who offered suggestions on how to get her on a schedule! She has been putting herself to sleep for naps and for the night for a few days now. I just hope that continues! A few things we had to do for her naps though: She has a half-moon window in her room, and I created a covering for it out of cereal boxes. :) That keeps the light out during her naps. We also moved the humidifier into her room, and the background noise seems to help. I am looking forward to using her afternoon naptime today to do some scrapbooking! A friend bought me some "girly" pages, and I haven't had the opportunity to do any Sarah scrapbooking yet. Today's the day!
Doesn't this face just make you want to pick her up?
I tried some 3-6 month clothes on her earlier today, and she was very compliant. She makes a great doll! (Mom, this is the outfit I was trying to describe to you.)
Tim and I are very excited. We bought our tickets for Ohio! We will be arriving the morning of April 20th (Monday) and leaving the morning of April 27th (Monday). We are so excited to see everyone and share Sarah with them/you!
Tim's softball season starts up tonight and I have a ladies game night to attend. Otherwise our weekend is empty!
You may notice on the links to the right that I had to start a second picture of the day album for Sarah. They only allow 60 pictures per album. :)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
She is now up to date on her immunizations as well...well, sort of. She didn't seem to swallow any of the oral rotavirus vaccine. She was tricky and let that just slide right back out of her mouth. Let me say - the shots were not fun for anyone involved! Daddy wouldn't watch, Mommy almost cried, and Sarah didn't even know what hit her! One minute she was laying there looking at me and holding my hands. The next minute her face was bright red, her eyes were scrunched closed, and her little lips were quivering. Then the crying started. Oh, how pathetic. It broke my heart. I'm so glad we have 2 months to recover before we go do that again!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Her legs have grown enough that her tights from Mawmaw fit her:
Today she looks a little bit like a Smurf: