I have pretty much given up on trying to keep up...
Laura, so sorry to hear about your DH's job.
I hope it's a period of renewal for you all! Getting the house completely cleaned and relaxing both sound wonderful!
Hope skiing was fun, too!
Catie, so glad Ian is doing well!
How are all the sickies?
Julie, when do you see the breastfeeding doc? I'm amazed such a thing exists and hope s/he can help you!
Sasha, the best probiotics will be refrigerated. Other than that, whatever brand is fine. But the refrigerated ones will have a higher active component. I hope you find relief!
Eliana is 10 weeks old today.
I took her for her 2 month check up Friday (a week late) and the doc's scale had her at 9-14. I know from her first week that the scale runs low (my MW confirmed that hers was accurate), but even compared to their own readings, that's falling way down on the growth curve. While kellymom.com says BF babies should average 5-7 ounces gained a week, their calculators show she's averaging (from only pedi's scale measurements) around 3.6.
The only thing I can figure is that it's allergies. She has the mucousy stools and some other signs, but is only occasionally fussy. I'm to take stool samples in and have a weight check early this week, so hopefully that will give a better idea.
I did weigh her here on our home postal scale yesterday (10 even) and today (1.5 ounce gain), so I'm at least encouraged that she is gaining (and a reasonable amount). Though I had weighed her on that scale 1.5-2 weeks ago at 9-14-ish, so that's, again, not so good.
In better news, I was playing with her a bit earlier and got the idea she might be ticklish, finally. Sure enough, tickling her neck elicited big laughs and cackles!
This is such a wonderful stage with her being very interactive and smiley and cooing tons. She particularly loves DH and will look for him across the room and coo at him when he's talking. Anyone else's little one seem to love daddy the best?
There are times when she couldn't care less about smiling at me, but lights up when she hears daddy!
Then again, I am getting milky smiles now, which are awesome!
She has been sleeping a ton today, but now it's 2am and she won't crash.
She's been hanging out, doing neat things like grabbing onto my pajama sleeve, chewing on her fingers, sucking on fingers, etc. But I'm kinda wishing more than 30 seconds of sleep would come, too.
We found out recently that my sister is pregnant!
Then she found out it's
twins!! She lives in Chicago (we're near Houston) and so we're a bit nuts trying to figure out how to help and be available and see her and all that. I'm contriving plans to get up there to help before the babies are born, but I would really love to be there for the birth, too. (Not sure she wants that, though.
) Of course, all of this with my own little one who will be 9 months old when they come! So it's all exciting and anxiety-producing and stressful and wonderful all at once...
Hugs to all!