Monday, October 25, 2010
Nights in Puerto Rico were no fun. Kaylee would wake up and just scream! During the day I had realized she was eating all the time and I couldn't get any milk at one point. I was worried that I was not producing enough. Wednesday when we were back I dropped in our pediatrician's office just to put her on the scale. My worst fears were confirmed. She had lost 5 oz in 2 weeks and was down to 12 lb 7 oz. I was stressed out now with that news. She won't take a bottle, so there was no way to even get formula in her. I started taking Fenugreek and drinking Mother's milk tea. We started her on rice cereal (I really did not want to do this until 6 months) on Friday. I took her back to the Dr's office Monday to put her on the scale again....my heart sank, she had lost another 4 oz (12 lb 3 oz)! The nurse saw how distraught I was and found a way for me to meet with the PA at least. She checked Kaylee out and said she looks ok and gave me some advice on how to try to up my supply and get her to eat. She suggested using a SNS, which is essentially a tube I tape near my nipple and it supplies formula (since I get nothing when I pump) to her while I am nursing. One of my friends had one, so I borrowed that and added that to nap and nighttime feedings. It's a little annoying because Kaylee moves her hands all the time while nursing and was constantly pulling at it. I took her back one week later (this time we had an appointment) to weigh her again. I put her on the scale and saw 12 lb 3 oz and my heart sank, but then it kept calculating (or whatever it does) and it stopped at 12 lb 15 oz!!! WoooHoooo!! She put on 12 oz in one week. She's still not back up to 25% where she was at her 4 month appt, but we are on our way back up and that is all that matters!!
Friday, October 22, 2010
I bought a Pie Pumpkin (if you don't know, this is different from the pumpkin you buy to carve) the other day so Kelsey and I could cook it one afternoon, something we have not done before. Man that little booger was HARD to cut. I made Kelsey leave the kitchen because I was worried the knife would slip and fly across at her. 10 minutes later we followed the directions from the sticker on the pumpkin. Scoop out all the seeds and gunk. Wrap each 1/2 in aluminum foil. Bake for 1 hour @ 350. The Pumpkin then easily slid/came out of the shell (which was hard- so cool). We put it in the food processor (Kelsey's favorite kitchen appliance) and pureed with just a little water, cinnamon, ginger and fresh nutmeg. It was good, but no where near the color or taste of canned (which is just plain pumpkin). We ate some plain and I made pumpkin hummus with some of it as well.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
With weight issues looming over my head, I had to suck it up and forget about how I THINK things should be done (ie no solids until 6 months) and just do what my daughter NEEDS. So, after swallowing my pride, I made Kaylee her first bowl of rice cereal. She ate it, but was definitely more interested in the spoon.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Kelsey had a really good first month (5 weeks) on her potty chart. Her reward for earning at least 25 out of 35 stars was a trip to Sea World. So the weekend after the wedding we planned a trip up there. Lou met us at my sister's house when he got in from Puerto Rico and we drove to the hotel. Luckily with Lou's status we got upgraded for free to a suite!! We spent Sunday at Sea World and Lou took Kelsey in the pool as well. On Monday we drove to downtown Disney for a bit and walked around and let Kelsey play at the Lego area.
|We got a free coupon to play the frog game.|
|In the stroller like a big girl|
|Lou & Kelsey climbing through a tunnel|
|Lou & Kelsy up above in the net structure...you can get lost in there|
|We didn't have a bumbo seat or a bouncy seat, so Lou used the suitcase to put Kaylee down in...so smart!|