Friday, August 19, 2011

2 week check up

Madelyn had her 2 week check up yesterday at Carithers. I took both kids with me for our first real outing. Her appointment was the first one of the day so I knew it would be quick. Plus poor Cale has been left (some days kicking and screaming) for all of Maddie's blood work last week, so I knew he was feeling a little left out, bless his heart! So I decided that I had to bite the bullet at some point and take them both. It was an easy trip (I hope they stay that way).

At the doctor we saw Dr. Wendy Sapolsky. Love her :) We have seen her once or twice before with Cale and always liked her, but we usually don't request a doctor, we just see which ever one is available. We have liked all the ones we have seen so far and will continue to do it that way until we find one we don't like.

So baby girl weighed in at 8 lbs 8 oz. That's a whole 1/2 pound over her birth weight, so Dr. Wendy was pleased with that :) and was 21 inches long. She is in the 75% for both height and weight! While we were there she made a BIG present for Dr. Wendy! She pooped EVERYWHERE!!!!! It was coming out the front, back, and sides of her diaper! I think the thermometer in her little hiney is what prompted all that! But Dr. Wendy was awesome and she changed her and cleaned her all up so she could finish checking her out.

I am proud to say that the jaundice is all cleared up! She does have a little bit of a thrush infection in her mouth, but we got some meds and after just one day's use it is already clearing up! She is eating like a champ! I have been pumping for her, but have had to start doing 1-2 bottles of formula (usually at night) because she is eating more and I can't keep up with her. Yesterday was her first full bottle of formula and she did well with it. She did spit up some, but she does that with my milk too, so no biggie there.

I am glad to say that we have worked out a schedule so that she is only getting me up twice a night. We are able to feed her between 10-11 before I go to bed. Then she is up around 2ish and again around 6ish. Sometimes if I am lucky (like today) she gets up about the time Bryan is getting up and he will feed her. But I am not lucky enough for that to happen very often. She usually waits until right after he leaves before she decides to get up :) But then she goes back down until about 10. So I get to go back to bed until Cale gets up. And he will usually come and watch TV in our bed for a little bit, so I am getting to at least rest until 9 or so. It seems to be easier with her at night then is was with Cale, so I am grateful for that!

Well I think that is enough rambling for now. I will leave you with a picture :)

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Madelyn is beautiful, Tara! Congratulations! My mother-in-law asked me if I had a picture of your sweet girl, she raved about her beauty and of course, said she saw it all on Facebook! Oh well, I guess that's what I get for not being on Facebook. I laughed so hard when I read about her present for the doctor at your two week check up. Allie Claire did the SAME thing! I remember, I liketa died :)