Yeah, I wasn’t smart enough to work a deal with DH last time or this time. Guess I didn’t learn either!
I wish I could nurse laying down…never mastered that with Marty either. Both my guys had/have reflux, so it makes it a little messy because of all the puking…so lovely!Mommajb
Oooh…recorders…ouch!! I don’t look forward to that part of the music program. My poor mother endured three of us with recorders. Don’t know how she didn’t end up addicted to Excedrin.Faliciagayle
I was thinking about running again too and then realized I’d probably have to do it at 3 am in order to be childless for any stretch
Soooo not gonna happen. I’m so impressed by your drive though and biking is such great exercise. I used to spin before children and loved it!!Katie
You’re both under so much stress right now, it is hard for anyone to act ideally to this kind of news. I don’t know if it is possible to give Andrew a “free pass” until he’s been home a bit longer…I mean, we’re all responsible for our actions, but you all have been through so much and so recently. A new life is so exciting and I know that over time you will all find the joy in it. I can tell you’re excited even if the situation isn’t optimal. It sounds crass, but this baby will never know your husband wasn’t over the moon when s/he was conceived…I had to remind myself of that repeatedly when we conceived Anderson. Up until the moments before he cried I was still wondering if we’d made a huge mistake…I’ll only have forever to feel guilty about that!! Just know you’re not alone in your feelings and we are all so happy for you
Well we had some good and bad news yesterday at Anderson’s second pediatrician visit. I’m still going through sadness/shock/determination/optimism in rolling waves and trying desperately to stop thinking about it until I have conclusive results. Bad news first…the pediatrician claims to have heard/felt a “click” in Anderson’s hip joint which could mean developmental displaysia. If that’s the case, he’ll need to wear this awful looking brace or cast until the hip joint firms up (it is essentially the dislocation of the hip socket or a socket that is too shallow). If the socket is too shallow, then he’ll require surgery which I am absolutely not even willing to consider is a possibility right now. The ped is sending him for an ultrasound on Monday to determine what is actually going on in the hip socket. The ped did say it was precautionary and he really thinks it is just a ligament rubbing or something, but he’d rather be sure. I have been misled by docs before though so I’m reluctant to hang my hope on that (ie ped in the hospital telling me Anderson would probably only be in NICU for 24 hours). He does have some things working in his favor though – he wasn’t breech, he is male (way more common in females), this problem doesn’t run in our family, and when he’s “at rest” he rests in “frog position” which is typical of babies who are worn rather than swaddled (
babywearing!!) which is the same position he was in in-utero and is the same position that the brace would put him in. This makes me think that it really might just be a ligament and not a dislocation AND that God forbid he has to end up in the brace or cast, that he wouldn’t be all that uncomfortable in it since he chooses to rest in that position anyway. Either way I am stressing beyond belief and wish more than anything I could have gotten an earlier appointment. I went around and around in circles trying to find a radiology group with pediatric services even though we have a major children’s hospital in our back yard…that’s a story for another day though. If you think of it though and could send us some
on Monday at 1 that all is well, I’d really, really appreciate it. This child is going to make me gray before I know it – I can’t handle all these unpleasant and stressful surprises at every turn.
Now onto the good news…Anderson is super healthy (lungs are clear!!
) and has gained quite a bit of poundage. He was 7 lbs. 1 oz. at birth, 6 lbs. 8 oz. at discharge (he’d already started gaining), 6 lbs. 14 oz. at his first pediatrician visit, and 9 lbs. 5 oz. yesterday!!
All hail the powers of breastmilk!!!! I am so proud of my little chow hound
He’s also grown 3”…busy, busy baby!! He’ll be all caught up in no time.
Thinking of you all and sending my love…