Monday, February 23, 2009
When Reed was brand new, Ryan and I always commented on what a good and happy baby he was. That disintegrated around week six--he got fussy. He fussed all day and had a solid forty-five minutes at night where he would just cry when we tried to put him to bed. But since we started supplementing Reed with formula, he has returned to our happy boy. He doesn't really need his passy anymore (except at bedtime) and he only really fusses when he is hungry or tired--and then only for a few minutes, until we get him whatever it is he needs. I'm glad to have my happy boy back :) Here are a few of my favorite happy pictures from the past few days...
Friday, February 20, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
After our doctor's appointment last Tuesday, I talked to Julie from La Leche League. After talking with me for a while, she told me that she thought the birth control I was on had decreased my milk supply. Possibly by half. Recommendation? Switch birth control and work to build up my milk supply. Check.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
The first FIVE people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It'll be done this year. (might be a little while)
4- You have no clue what it's going to be.It may be a story. It may be a joke book, autographed picture of myself, handmade bag, or a little invention of my own! I may create you a blog header or paint something for you with my food. (That would be scary). I may bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows?
5- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange. Believe me... it may blow your mind!
The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must re post this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it! Sounds like fun, right? So, let's play!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
We have been trying to get private health insurance since our BYU health insurance lapsed January 5th. It has been a huge headache and more of an annoyance than I really imagined possible, and we are still in the process of being reviewed. Because we have been among the uninsured, I haven't been able to take Reed to his two month doctor appointment.
We found out on Friday that Reed got accepted into the Medicaid program! So though Ryan and I are still uninsured, at least Reed is covered. I called the doctor this morning and was able to get in this afternoon. We have a new doctor, and I love him--he is great.
And now the bad news:
Head circumference: 40.4 cm (50th percentile) (this is actually still good news)
Length: 22 in. (20th percentile) (still pretty good news)
Weight: 8 lbs. 13 oz. (Less than 5th percentile) (this is the bad news)
Diagnosis? "Failure to thrive" (also part of the bad news). I wish it wasn't called failure to thrive. I might as well wear a big flashing sign that says "failure as a mom." Ryan says it's not my fault (and so does the doctor), but if you heard your baby was failing to thrive, what would you think? We all know why he is small: he isn't getting enough milk. and who provides him with said milk? Me. Sorry to subject you to my pity party...I promise I'm not so gloomy all the time.
Anyway, the doctor referred us to La Leche League, and we have a follow-up appointment with the doctor next week to see if Mr. Failure to Thrive has started thriving at all by then. Hopefully we will have better news for you then.
Reed's skinny legs and battle wounds from vaccinations. I do find it kind of ironic that we have a skinny baby because--let's be honest--Ryan and I aren't exactly supermodels...