- bronchitis (slight)
- underweight (19lbs 12oz)
yeesh. i had no inkling that she had an ear infection so i'm glad she had an appt & that we caught it before it's full blown.
the bronchitis is "possible" simply because she sounds like crap & has had this lingering cold/sickness for 3 weeks now- so the pedi is playing it safe & prescribed us some Amoxicillin so nix both the ear infection & the bronch.
as for her weight- she was 19lbs 2oz in October at her 12 month appt- and then she hit 20lbs at some point in Nov (if i recall correctly) but today she was only 19lbs 12oz- so she's sort of stayed the same...
we're guessing it's because she's been sick & not as hungry lately- but the Pedi still wants her to fatten up- so she suggested Pedia Sure. ok- i can do that. so i went & grabbed some, got it nice & cold & tried mixing it in with her milk.
um- yeah right. she made the most horrified face & promptly told me "NO!"- an it wasn't even a lot of Pedia Sure. so yeah- not gonna happen. i don't blame her either- i tasted it & it tasted like ass.
but she (Pedi) did suggest more butter, ice cream & etc. so i'll go with that.
she has a re-check in 2 weeks so we'll check her weight again then- so far today i'm feeding her whatever she wants- get chubby kid.
brynn has an appt on wed- so back to the Pedi we'll go- she's had a nasty cold (along with the rest of us) for the past week but we're finally on the upswing. i've been sucking out snot like mad & the poor kid gets saline up her nose about 5x per day. but it's working- she sounds much better. we took her to the Pedi on Friday (to rule out RSV) & she told us it was more than likely just a cold & to wait it out. super.
she's still bed-sharing but she does let me put her down for a little bit (although i've been holding her on my chest at night the past week thanks to her congestion)
i'm thinking we may have to look into the Rock & Play Sleeper with this one- i don't see her going into her crib anytime soon....she's great during the day (naps in the swing or bouncer) but she is starting to be awake more & she loves to be held.
the Baby K-Tan is great- but i'm going to look into something else too- maybe the Ergo.
i'm good. tired- but good.
the boobs are 100% better & my milk is stellar (but better managed this time around)
i'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight & my clothes all fit (thankfully)- i still need to tighten up the tummy, but i'll wait till after my 6 week appt (hello procrastination)
the hubs is back at work today & my house guests have gone home, so it's me & the girls again. alex is doing MUCH better tantrum wise. she'll still pitch some random fits- but they're not nearly as...awful.
she's also warming up to Brynn- she loves to "give" her the paci & tries to feed her everything (um yeah- i caught her trying to shove Smarties down her throat- thankfully she wasn't even close, but still- eagle eyes are needed here)
she also likes to get in her face and yell "BABY!!!"
was there anything else i needed to update you on? i think i've covered it all.
oy- as always, thank you for your comments, questions, encouragements. makes my day!