Monday, May 23, 2011

Lazy Days and Toothy Giggles

 I know, I know.  I haven't updated in forever.  I have no good excuse.  Well that may not be strictly true.  See my brain...its not really working right now.  I thought Memorial day was last Monday.  I thought my dad's birthday (Happy Birthday Papa) was next Monday.  I can't keep anything straight.  Why?  Well I could plead lack of sleep since Reagan still seems to think that waking up many times a night is the what all the energetic girls are doing these days.  But that's not really the case (though I am still tired, especially after the last two nights).  Pure and simple, I am still adapting to the new normal.  Not having to remember sixteen million (more or less) appointments to go to, and not having to worry about Reagan's health has left me lazy and unable to remember anything at all.  Not that I'm complaining!  But I really need to get my wits about me again :)  As for Reagan's health....the cardiologist said she looks great and will see her in six months.
 She is getting properly fat and is weighing in at 10 pounds 9 oz now.  As for these last two sleepless nights....you'd think I was a first time mom not figuring this one out (here I will plead lack of sleep foggy brain).  Symptoms:  Waking up MANY time a night to nurse, but not actually eating anything, just sucking.  Chewing on anything in sight from my knuckles to her toes.  Fussiness all day today with no real naps.  And then theres this.
And I realized the problem...baby girl is getting a tooth!  I have tried to tell all my girls not to get teeth.  Really the toothless grin is so cute and when you get teeth you have to brush them and go to the dentist.  But alas my toothless baby is growing up anyway.  Despite her discomfort, she always has a smile for me when I play with her.
 And for those of you who unlucky enough not to have met this charmer, here is a little video of her precious giggle and her newest skill.."talking"
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Bad, the Good and the Messy

Could someone please tell my baby that waking mommy up 6 times a night is not a good thing for mommy's health?  It really isn't.  Lack of sleep leaves mommy vulnerable to nasty things like mastitis.  Not Fun.  At All.  I dragged myself out of bed to take Reagan it the pediatrician this morning and then came back home and went back to bed until her PT came.  She decided to join me after mommy forced :) her to nurse.

 I am still sore, but feeling better now, but this is the second time I've had mastitis with this baby and it is the worst feeling in the world!  On a happy note, Reagan's pediatrician is very pleased with her weight gain and doesn't care to see her for six weeks!!!  She had her blood draw for her thyroid yesterday and they managed to get a vein of the first try!  And her thyroid numbers were fine so if we get an all clear from the cardiologist next week I don't know what I'll do with all the free time :)  Her pediatrician told me today that he has a small enough practice that he can mentally keep track of his critical patients all the time and "she is dropping off that list, I don't think about her anymore".  Basically baby girl has become blessedly boring :)  She has finally achieved the 10 pound mark and is ready according to her doctor and her physical therapist (and mommy's research) to start trying some cereal.
 She thinks its a good idea too and tried to grab the spoon and put it in her own mouth.  She also thinks its good fun to hold her bottle with her feet.  Silly adorable girl.