Monday, April 27, 2009

Ohio Trip

We had a wonderful week. Everything was terrific. Family, friends, food. Ohio was good to us. :)

We left here Sunday night and were able to spend a full week visiting and enjoying our Ohio friends and relatives. We took many, many pictures which can be viewed here, and just a little video. I have to share one video clip. This was taken Saturday night:

Sarah rolled over! She did it three times, but she was never able to pull that arm out from underneath her. Yesterday she mastered that. I'm so proud of that girl! She hasn't rolled from tummy to back yet though.

So we're adjusting to being back in California. Tim went back to work today. He either has a cold or allergy flare-up, but he isn't feeling that great. Sarah seems to be about 1 hour off - she was up at 6:30 this morning rather than 7:30. I go back to work Saturday, but I have classes on Thursday and Friday for my ACLS certification.

Will post when something else interesting happens. :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Heading out!

We are leaving for the airport in ONE HOUR! Can you hear the excitement? We have an overnight flight, so it will be interesting to see what time zone Sarah is in when we land. Her schedule could be crazy!

I will not be posting on here or updating pictures of the day until Monday, the 27th (at the earliest). I'm sure there will be plenty of pictures and stories to share at that time though. :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Concise update? Hopefully.

My dad has sent out weekly bulk e-mails for at least the past 10 years, giving updates about the happenings in our family. His e-mails are usually only one or two paragraphs long, but you walk away with information on everyone in the family! an art. :)

Here is my attempt at summarizing our week.

Sarah is feeling better. She is back to her normal sleeping routine but wants to nurse every hour or two. I am back to work and have mixed feeling about that. I miss my baby, but I enjoy seeing my co-workers and taking care of people. Tim is doing well. He has experienced some stress relief: He was in charge of our church Easter egg hunt yesterday, and it was a success. We had about 120 kids (plus parents) participate. It was great to see so many people of the church put time and energy into helping with this event.

Here is our attempted family picture from this afternoon:

We will be leaving for Ohio one week from today. We are very excited!!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Update on Sarah

Well, Sarah still seems to be recovering. We had a little bump in the road and actually ended up in the hospital on Wednesday. Sarah wasn't urinating much, she was cranky, and her diarrhea was getting worse instead of better. I took her to the doctor, and she decided to admit her to the hospital for IV hydration. :(

We were seen by a different pediatrician at the hospital, and she said Sarah really didn't look that bad to her. Her thought was to bottle-feed Sarah through the day in order to measure how much she was taking in and weigh her diapers to see how much she was putting out. No need for an IV at that point. Yay! The pediatrician came back in the evening and said everything looked okay and we could go home. They did test her for rotavirus, and that was negative. So as far as we know, she just had some sort of virus - just not sure what! The doctor said the diarrhea Sarah is having now is just post-viral and it's nothing contagious.

So the plan right now: I am on a little bit of a diet until Sarah feels better. That means no caffeine, no dairy products, and no spicy foods. We don't want any of that stuff crossing into Sarah through my milk.

Today Sarah seems pretty good. She's still a little more fussy than usual, and it has been difficult to get her to bed the past two nights. She seems to be hungry constantly. That's good though, because she has lost some weight. At her appointment 3 weeks ago, she weighed 11 pounds 13 ounces. At the hospital, she weighed 11 pounds 9 ounces. A baby her age should be putting on a little under a pound every two weeks, so that ends up being quite a weight loss for her little body! Good thing she was chunky to begin with! :)