Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
When I cancelled my surgery last week I thought for sure I could wait a good month or maybe even longer. Well that didn't happen. I'm now scheduled to have my gallbladder out this coming Thursday.
Of course I felt pretty good when I cancelled it. But the last couple days haven't been fun. New things are starting to bother me like orange juice and apparently turkey sandwiches with sprouts on them.
So I will let you know how it goes.
And as for Emma, I guess she will eat if she gets hungry enough. My surgeon said that I would only have to pump once after the surgery to get the rest of the medicine out of my body then I can nurse her. So I figure I will only miss 2 feedings (hopefully). Plus my mom will have her and she is so far the only one that has been able to give her a bottle (even if it was forever ago!).
ps... I'm not backing out this time. (I think I just had to tell myself that!)
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Anyway, I was going to have my gallbladder out last Thursday, but I chickened out.
To give a little background, I found out I had gall stones a few months ago. I guess it is super common after having a baby. Since then I've had a handful of attacks, but nothing that I thought I couldn't handle. I researched what to eat and what not to eat and I was really feeling pretty good. But I was already scheduled to have my gallbladder out. As it got closer I thought maybe I could wait a little longer. I even went out and ate a big burger and fries and had only a very minor attack. (Basically fatty foods can bother your gallbladder and cause attacks.)
So I cancelled my surgery, or rather postponed it.
I basically decided that I could live it a little longer. Of course since I cancelled it I haven't been feeling all that great.
But I feel good about the decision. I was having a tough time that I wouldn't be able to feed my little one that still doesn't take a bottle for most the day. (Now you know why we were so desperate for her take one!).
I'll probably have it done this year, especially if this darn pain continues. Until then I'll be living on turkey sandwiches and raisin bran! :)
Thank you to those that were so sweet to email, call and comment that you were thinking and praying for me. I know I will need those prayers soon enough.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Crazy how much they look alike. I wonder if they will look this much alike when they are older?!
Anyway, thought you would enjoy.
And here is the other. (Although not a great pic of her blue eyes)
I saw on the 7 day weather forecast this morning that we are expected to have sunshine and everyday over 100 degrees. HOT! I think its Sunday they said the high will be 104. Can't wait.
Emma learned to take a bottle...
But she will suck on this baby doll bottle...Grace thought is was so funny feeding Emma.
And just a cute one of the girls. Such sweet sisters.
Yesterday, I got together with my good friend, Tiffany and her little girl, Reagan. Remember Reagan is just 12 days older than Emma. They are going to be best buds. We had to snap of pic of the girls hanging out in their strollers while we shopped. They sure are happy little babies!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
In Emma's 4 month post I wrote how Emma was still being swaddled... well I knew it wouldn't be for much longer. The day after I wrote that, I found Emma flipped on her tummy still swaddled and was pretty upset about it, not to mention the horror I felt when I walked in with her helpless and her face smashed into the mattress. Poor thing... she was basically laying there (without use of her arms) crying. Sad! So I decided no more swaddle. So we've been dealing with that a lot this week. Going down for naps and bedtime hasn't been as easy as it was, but we are getting there. Oh and she is just like Grace... a little tummy sleeper. I was running around the house yesterday picking up and I found Emma like this on her play mat sound asleep. Precious.
In other bottle news... Grace is turning into such a big girl and a super sweet big sister. Here is a picture of her saying "cheese" for forever... we were snapping away at pictures of Emma and forgot all about miss crazy hair!
Oh and here is just a cute one of the girls hanging out in our bed after baths.
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
She tipped the scales at 14lbs 7oz (67%) and was 25 inches long (60%). And her head is just, well, BIG! Compared to Grace she is actually a little smaller than her at this age. Funny to think of Grace as being a little rolly polly since she is a little skinny thing now.
Anyway, Emma got a clean bill of health. We will probably try to start cereal closer to 5 or 6 months. I just don't think she is ready for it right now.
Oh and about the bottle business... I asked pediatrician what he thought and he basically said some kids are just stubborn and will hold out all day if needed. He said he has a couple working mothers that nurse in the morning and their kid wont eat a think all day at daycare... holding out 8+ hours! Those poor daycare workers!!
Sunday, July 06, 2008
We were not feeling ourselves the rest of the weekend so we took that as a hint to stay in and relax the rest of the weekend. Hopefully we will be 100% tomorrow b/c Adam leaves for the week.
Anyway, I hope everyone had a safe and fun long weekend! Happy Birthday America!
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
I probably seem like a mean mom in this video, b/c Emma is nearly crying but I wanted to catch the roll on the video. I'm sure no one really cares when she rolls, but I love having this kind of stuff on my blog to look back at one day. :)