Hey jilly - maybe everyone else has a busy frday night social life! Not me - DH is watching stupid Sci Fi Friday and I'm online. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Maybe Andrew is trying to be funny. Robin had started being a little comedienne - she would slo-mo fling herself to the ground, then look at me and smile like "did you see that?" And when she'd climb stuff (like on the coffee talbe or kitchen table), she'd make sure she had our attention. SOmetimes it was just to be funny, sometimes a ploy to get something else. She's been super clingy and fussy this week, naturally - I can't wait until she gets her wackiness back.
Her 1 year check-up was today. The stats: 18 lb. 15 oz. (12th percentile, her all-time lowest, but she's also lost a few ounces with 3 weeks now on antibiotics and diareah), 29 inches (38th percentile, a drop from 68th), but her head is holding strong at 91st perccentile (since birth, a fact I remember too well
). Her iron is also deemed low - 10.something, so they want to do a full blood workup next week. I was going to be intentional about giving her iron rich foods, especally since she isn't on meat, formula, or fortified cereal, but I haven't.
She got 2 vacs, although I delayed the stupid variacella. As I htought about it later, I got mad at myself for letting them give her those 2 today. I asked the dr. seeral questions about delaying them, but I was so distracted by all else that was going on I didn't push the issue, and ultimately I should have said no to all until her face is more healed. Now she is wasting valuable energy processing vaxes. Very mad at myself on that.
The other big thing, which was so distracting, was that they took out her stitches today. It was awful - they strapped her into a "papoose" - a backboard with velcroed wraps. It was for the best, b'c it would have been worse and unsafe for a person to try to hold hre still. And I got to touch and talk to her the whole time, but it was still painful and stressful for her. She nursed and calmed down quickly, and we went ot the playground afterwards. One of her wounds - the one by her mouth that went through her cheek - started bleeding last night, and kept bleeding slowly all day, which worried me. There was blood on my nipple after nursing, so I couldn't tell if it came from inside too 0- like maybe she bit it. It seems like it has stopped now, but there's a big hematoma under the skin. The doc doesn't want to see her again for 3 months, so he's assuming all will heal well. But if I am concerned in any way, he'll be seeing us again sooner
. I'm concerned b/c he couldn't rule out nerve damage - the corner of her mouth is still droopy and the top lip isn't really moving on that side, but her cheek is still severely swollen. I'm hoping for the best - that no surgery will be required!
Anna - oh, I'm sending you sticky vibes! I have had so many incidents in the past 3 months of feeling so very pregnant, but I haven't gotten my period back so I shouldn't have been surprised that I wasn't. But I was still very disappointed every time. I have lost all ability to read my body. With Robin, I knew without a doubt before I got a positive test. Have fun doing all your fun stuff - eat lots of spicy food that morning sickness will make sound awful!