Thursday, August 14, 2008

I forgot to mention that at Nugget's first appt. last Monday she weighed 11.9lbs. I took her in for her follow up yesterday and she is 12.6lbs!
Also, Sunday we started her sleeping in her own bed. She has taken to it extremely well, although that first night I bawled. I felt like she was just too far away. Now it's a blessing. :)
Her latest craze is shoving her whole fist in her mouth and sucking on it like it's got crack on it. Now I can't tell when she's hungry because she's always doing it!

When Amanda left so did her camera, I've ordered one in the meantime so when it comes I can post videos again.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The latest

I took Amelia to the doctor last week to find out if she has a possible relux problem because she spits up a lot. The doc asked me about her feeding schedule and she said it seems she just may be eating too much. So we set up a schedule of breastfeeding 10 minutes on each side and supplement with 2oz of soy formula every 2-3 hours. The soy helps keep it down, and so far has been working out great! She doesn't even eat that much anyways. But I get to still breastfeed and she spits up very rarely! It's a great win/win.
These days Amelia is smiling and googling much more. Sometimes you can even get an occasional laugh. She also discovered my hair, and likes to grab it all the time.
We had a fantastic week of few to no colic fits until Friday when all hell broke loose. All in all she does seem to be getting better, or I'm just getting more patient.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Amusing...but not for weak stomachs!

Well, it's been a few days on the soy formula and so far I have to say I have a pretty happy little girl. She is less gassy and hardly ever spits up. Overall she seems to be in a better mood, although the nightly cry sessions are still the same. When I breastfeed she is fussy all the time and spits up about 5 times after every feeding. It really really makes me sad when I have to look at her eating out of the bottle. I've cried a few times. But I have to not be stubborn and do what is best for her.
Anyways, she finally pooped, I was so excited! So naturally I had to capture it. hee hee.


AMELIA DOING HER BUSINESS
video




THE RESULT


...enjoy :)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Yesterday we started Amelia on soy formula to see if it helps with her fussiness. So far she seems pretty happy, but it could be that she just feels more full. She also hasn't poo'd yet and it's making me anxious. I'm really sad because I want to put her on my boob, and I hate getting up to make bottles! However, I'm enjoying the break and have been able to pump some of my milk. She eats so much I never get a chance!