Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 20th!!!!

Two months since I gave birth to this beautifully cute little girl!!!

 She is very responsive.  She will "talk" back and forth with coos and sounds.
 She smiles and laughs at everything!
She went to her second movie yesterday: Winnie the Pooh. She went with us to see Cars 2 a couple of weeks ago.  She actually seemed to enjoy Winnie the Pooh.  She would get excited when the music played and start kicking her legs and smiling!
 Constant kicking is her new favorite thing.  When she gets excited the legs go crazy! It's getting messy giving her a bath because of it.
 The new thing for this month is: reflux.
 If you know me at all, you know that I do NOT like medication.  Well, ever since we brought Ruby home she has had this tendency to choke.  So, from the first night pretty much, we have had her elevated at night.  As her episodes grew more frequent I was relatively sure that she was suffering from reflux.  I read online and did everything I could do naturally to treat it.  I was keeping her at an angle while nursing.  Keeping her upright for a long period after feeding her, we got a carrier that was comfortable so I could wear her as much as possible during the day, I cut out dairy. I did block feeding.  Anything and everything I could find to try, we tried.  She didn't cry a lot with it, it was just scary because of the choking and how miserable she would seem after eating.  She would stay squirmy and you could hear throaty sounds, she seemed to be chewing on something in her mouth all the time.  And she would randomly scream like she was in pain and it would pass.
 Well...this past Sunday morning she had what is referred to as a "stop breathing" attack.  For about 10-15 seconds she was choking to the point that she wasn't even taking breaths.  It scared me to death.  So, on Monday morning, she and I, and the entire family, were at the doctor's office.  And now she is on Zantac, to hopefully prevent that from ever happening again!
She will probably outgrow it when she starts solid foods...but for now this will work for me. :) We should know soon if the medication is going to be what will work for her.
I guess that is all the new stuff for month two!
Noah made the cute little heart sign for this month.
I will repeat:  TIME FLIES!

3 comments:

Godsgalnj said...

She is oh SO adorable - love her lil outfit and the cute sign Noah made her. Hope that the reflux goes away soon. When will you be starting solid foods with her?

Happy bath times! =P Gotta love kickers, haha =D Sounds like she's a happy girl! :) Happy, cute, adorable girl!!

Continue to be blessed!

Carrie said...

We won't start introducing solids until at least 6 months old. :)
Thanks, we think she is super cute!

Carrie said...

mom thats cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute