Saturday, October 15

2 Week Check-Up

Daddy's home! So I have a minute to blog! I'm thinking for a little while, my blog's purpose will be to document some specials and pictures of Harper right now until I can get a handle on a daily schedule for us! :)

On Wednesday, Harper had her 2 week check-up! I can't believe she's been here for 2 weeks! (well, Thursday was her official 2 week bday!)

Stats:

Weight: Harper left the hospital at 7 lbs.  She weighed 7 lbs, 11 oz!

Length: Harper was 20 inches long and now she's 20 in 3/4

Everything checked out great with Harper, but I wasn't exactly satisfied when we left.  Harper has been only sleeping about 12 hours in a 24 hour period.  She also doesn't have very many BM's and I just felt like there was something wrong with her belly.  I could hear it all the time grumbling, but not in a hungry way.  I also felt like she seemed to have a lot of gas! Well, when I mentioned it to the doctor his answer was that babies cry. Done.

So...move on to Thursday, when we had yet another sleepless night and day in about a row of 5-7 days of this and I just couldn't take it. I knew there was something more! So, I called the office and asked for another appointment.  Only, this time, Brian was at work and Mom was watching the nephews so I had to go on my own! UM, scary!!!!!!  Once we were there I expressed my concerns in a possibly crying hysteric mess because I was so tired and we got her blood drawn and an x-ray.  Let me tell you, that x-ray was kind of scary! However, it showed exactly what I thought it would....her tiny little belly is filled full with large gas bubbles, like the size of half-dollar pieces! It was so sad.  So, the doctor said she's in pain and that was causing her to have colic-like symptoms of not sleeping, being uncomfortable, etc.  So, he put us on a plan to help start reducing *hopefully* the gas in her belly and making her more comfortable.  And I can tell you that only after 2 days, I can definitely tell a difference already!  On the same note, we've decided to put down the BabyWise for now and just do what our pediatrician and what I feel comfortable with.  I'm a creature of schedule and routine, but my baby is not yet.  She's been in so much pain that the poor girl probably didn't know what I was trying to get her to do! So, yes, we let her wake up to eat {please, no emails about this if you don't agree} but we do follow the eat/wake/sleep schedule once the eating begins except for night.  Maybe we'll revisit in a month. :) For now, my sweet baby girl is already sleeping better and longer and now when she cries I know why and know it will be for a short bit while she gets her gas out.  The doctor said there could be a number of reasons to cause this, possibly her melaconin from birth, or, what I like to say, is that she inherited my dumb stomach issues!!

New things:
Harper likes her tummy time on her play-mat for a little bit at a time!
Harper loves to sleep on her side {thanks Mom for figuring that out!}
Harper will love a paci one day and hate it the next...we never know!
Harper is beginning to like her vibrating chair, but doesn't love it!

And of course, I had to share some new pics!
little prayer hands

first trip to GG and G-Daddy's!

sweet girl

reading our chapter out of the children's Bible

got my party dress on!

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like your mommy instincts kicked in! That was brave of you to insist on another appointment! I had to put down BW at about 2 weeks, too. It was stressing me out! I pulled it back out at about 6 weeks, I think. I hope each day gets easier and easier for you and Harper!

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  2. 1. YOU LOOK AMAZING!!
    2. Good for you for going to the dr again!
    3. Prasies that she is feeling better.
    4. LOVE her party dress! :)
    Hope you have a good weekend.

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  3. she is beautiful!


    Joeylee @ Sweet N Sassy Girls
    http://kayleeandkeirasmommy.blogspot.com/

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  4. what a beautiful baby girl!! And you are just as stunning mama!

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  5. Love the party dress on that gorgeous girl!! Bless your heart with that second dr appt and thank God things are getting better! I'm just now reading babywise at almost 7 weeks and I'm not sure what I think about it - mixed feelings, but I'm not all the way through it yet. Houston has been sleeping fabulously and being content when awake from on demand feeding, I couldn't care less what any book says! All I know is the 5 S's definitely work miracles for us when he's fussy =) Every baby is different and you know yours the best. Keep on doin' a rockin' job, momma!

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  6. :) This made me smile! You are a great mama.... enjoy it. I am glad that you are using your mommy instincts to the fullest- it is the best tool/rule whatever you want to call it to follow. And Harper's party dress.... Oh my- LOVE IT!!

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  7. So glad you got some answers! Mommy instincts are always the best and have saved us a number of times. She's a cutie! We definitely aren't following babywise at the moment either, some babies just seem to need a little more time on their own schedule, just like little Harper! You look great.

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  8. what an adorable little munchkin she is!

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  9. glad things are getting easier! her pics are adorable!

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  10. Always go with your Mother's Instinct! God gave it to you for a reason. :)

    Harper is a beauty and you look great!

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  11. Harper is super adorable and you look GREAT! Love that you trusted your maternal instinct. :) Hoping for a calm night for you.

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  12. Good for you for not letting it go and following up with the doctor! You look great and I think Harper may just be your "mini me". The third to last picture looks exactly like you! I say keep going with your gut! You're gonna know what's best for that little sweetie!

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  13. oh I remember those days not too long ago when Gracie was soo soo gassy! I thought for sure there was something wrong with her insides. Mylicon drops worked for us, and putting her tummy down on my knee and bouncing. It passed around 3 months and she's just a very happy baby now. We did a very loose version of babywise but every baby is different and responds better to different methods. It sounds like you're doing a great job! ~Andrea @ Life in Dawleywood

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  14. Babies that are breastfed as less likely to have these issues.. perhaps you should have thought of that... instead of feeding her shitty food.. I would have gas as well if I ate that shit

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