Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Doctors, doctors, and more doctors

So this week has been a pretty busy one. This last weekend we went out of town to La Crosse and Ella had really bad acid reflux. She is a great baby but this weekend she screamed and cried everytime it was time to eat. I felt horrible. I even called the doctor on call, which thank you God was her pediatrician. Well we went in to the doc on Monday to see what to do. She said to get an upper GI done. So on Tuesday at 8:30 am we went to the Radiology department at the hospital, and there is nothing anatomically wrong with Ella, and no reflux was present at the time. Which does not mean that she does not have it, just that it was not happening at that time. So well we came home and then today, she would not eat again. She was screaming. So I thought, well there seems to be not too much that her doctor can do at this point, so I called Lactation and have an appointment tomorrow at ten am, to see if maybe it is a postion or something that I can change to make it better. So I hope it is just an easy fix, I really LOVE breastfeeding. It is such an amazing bond with your child. I will try everything that I can to continue to nurse her. Well on a different note, Chloe had her first field trip today. It was at a bowling alley, she went bowling for her first time. How exciting! Also we are looking to rent somewhere different. So we have been looking at houses to rent this week. It has been one tiring week.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

God is Good

So Ella had a little umbilical granuloma, and we did not know what it was. So we met with the pediatric surgeon on Monday morning. The week before we were praying diligently for her and her belly button. Well the previous weekend it out of nowhere started to dry up. So we kept her doctor appt and the surgeon said that it was just a granuloma and that we are "lucky" that it started to heal otherwise he would have to put a stitch around it to cut the circulation off and then it would fall off. So all he had to do was put some stuff on it to help the healing it was very awesome and easy. Thank you God for hearing our prayers. Now all we need to worry about and pray about is her acid reflux which does seem to bother her alot.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Decision has been made

So this weekend we went to La Crosse, WI to see the in laws. It was my sister in laws birthday and we had a party for her birthday. It was a good time, we always enjoy going to La Crosse and seeing the family. All the kids are getting so big. Each time we see them they are just that much bigger. It is a good time. Well my sister and brother in law use Fuzzi Bunz cloth diapers and we were able to try them out this weekend on Ella. We LOVE them! They are alot easier than I thought and everytime I changed her diaper I felt good about it. Also they are very cute :) Well so we came home last night and jumped on the computer and ordered them.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cloth Diaper

To cloth diaper or not...that is the question! I am so undecided on what to do. Cloth diapering is so overwhelming. There are so many different kinds...all in ones, chinese prefolds, pocket, one size, snaps or velcro. I am going crazy researching all the different kinds, then there are also so many different brands. I think that I would be a lot more able to make my decision and do it, if it wasn't so hard to choose. It is a huge investment, in time and money, so I want to make the best decision and then what happens if I become lazy and can't do it. Then I will feel bad that I spent all that money and did not use them. Well I still am not decided yet and I will let you all know what I decide once I know. I just keep thinking oh I will just use disposables and then I will stumble upon something that will talk about how bad they are for your child, let alone the environment. So I just keep coming back to that question!! Ok enough of my rambling. So Ella had her 2 month doctor appt on Monday March 30, 2009. She weighs 10.65 ounces and is 22 and a half inches long. She is about the fiftyith percentile for her height and weight. Bigger than her older sister Chloe, Chloe has always been at the tenth percentile her whole life. Still is at four years old. Well she had her vaccines, and I am not too sure still how I feel about those as well. It is hard to inject her at such a young age. I cringe just thinking about it. I guess once you have kids you realize how unnatural things can be. You just want the best for them, and for the rest of their lives. Right now you have the control to too make the best choices for their growing little bodies. Well, this is my venting on all the things I have been thinking about the last couple days. I guess I need to research some more on the topics I am undecided about. Well I need to go to bed, to be rested to play with my children tomorrow. So God bless and have a great weekend.