Post by sophiegrace on Mar 10, 2017 16:50:02 GMT -5
So my husband came home sick a bit before lunchtime. This has never ever happened. He doesn't miss work for anything so I was pretty worried. Like I gave birth right before midnight on a Wednesday and he was back to work Saturday.
He took a shit ton of medicine, chugged some Gatorade, and passed out cold for four hours. Woke up and said he had to go back to work. I gave that a big hell no. He left his bag and notes there and I told him he can only go get it if he takes a dog. I'm not sure why I thought that would stop him. He keeps sending me pictures of the puppy having the time of her life with all the employees.
Post by goldenlove3 on Mar 10, 2017 16:51:41 GMT -5
sophiegrace Yea, the Dr remeasured. C kept moving his head for the nurse but they got the same measurement. Honestly I'm not THAT worried about it since he's developing just fine and H had a massive head as a baby too. I'm guessing it's a growth spurt but just having to take him back to the hospital again sucks. I don't have the fondest memories of being there with him.
ClassyMrsA Thank you for asking. It went well so says the pedi, he brought up starting solids etc. But I still feel, I don't know, sad? Adeline is only 11 lbs, 3rd percentile. He didn't seem too concerned bc he says she's "always been small"... Oh you mean all 4 months of life. And I get it, sometimes babies are small.. I just feel like to see Alec and then know that like MHs mom, my mom, and my sisters - we are very well "capable" (?) of having larger babies... So why is she so damn friggin tiny? Why won't she gain weight? It makes me nervous for some reason. Her length is 24 inches and her head circumference is 39 which he retook bc he said he wanted to double check the nurses measurement and if I saw correctly his tape measure said 42 - not sure what that means, why he retook it, or what percentile that is bc honestly the whole appt was sort of a fog once I saw the number on the scale and then saw his little freaking curve chart. I know I'm not alone here, bt you, tgrimes, and Sarah/Monty. But I just feel like, isn't there something the my can do to help her gain a little weight?!?!?!
Post by jubilantsquirrel on Mar 10, 2017 18:41:07 GMT -5
I went back to work today and I was so busy the day just flew by. I guess DS2 did ok, took about 3.5 ounces, but he's still really congested so I call that a win. I'm home now and DS2 is sleeping, thankfully. I hear DS1 talking in his room but I'm not ready to go get him up yet. He keeps saying "awesome garbage truck!" And "I did, said Sid. I did, I did!", which is a line from a book.
Post by ClassyMrsA on Mar 10, 2017 18:54:13 GMT -5
kleigh I get it. With Lillian I was always disturbed by how little she was. And she wasn't always small. She was like 53rd percentile for the first couple of months. But, she was happy, she was growing, and she was meeting milestones. She still is. Her doctor was never worried about her. When Lilah was born much bigger, I thought surely she would stay bigger than Lillian had been and it is mildly (or at times very) concerning that she's now the same weight Lillian was at 4 months. Going from 60 something percent down into the 20s is scary. But it's what Lillian did, too, so I'm trying to stay calm about it. And like @sarahwithanh said, someone is going to be on the smaller side. 50% doesn't mean "normal sized" and 10% doesn't mean "abnormal sized" though I know it can feel that way seeing babies (including Alec) who are much bigger. Younger babies are bigger than Lilah already and it's weird. I have to remember that she is her own little self and if she's gonna be tiny and grow like Lillian did that's ok.
goldenlove3 I'm sure it's a little scary, but it's good that the doc is being proactive. Chances are it's nothing! And you're right to stay away from the google.
So I didn't even try to fake my friend out with the cold walk today. At the end of lunch I just said, sorry, I'm not going to make the walk today. She seemed a little surprised but then when we walked outside she noted how cold it was. Ummm, yea!?
Ugg... the realities of this situation suck. We are probably looking at a 2 to 3 week hospital stay. On top of that Monty is likely going to be hooked up to a pump 24 hrs a day. I'm going to have to get my mommy warrior hat on and make sure to fight for his quality of life because we can not forget that he is a baby in all of this.
I'm sorry you're headed back to the hospital. I wish I could somehow make things easier for you, even if it was just a day. Hang in there mama, you will be super mom like always! Monty is lucky to have you there for him. Hugs to you and Monty.
About to go try to put D down for the night. I'm just feeling exhausted and spent from this week and all I really want is to have a glass of wine on the couch with DH and not have to go upstairs eleventy billion times to resettle her. That's not too much to ask, right?
Post by ClassyMrsA on Mar 10, 2017 22:52:26 GMT -5
Sending everyone who needs them good sleep vibes.
We managed to get the bracket on the wall to hang our new TV in the living room. It was a bit of an ordeal. Lol. But now we have the bigger TV in our room and the little TV in the guest room and the living room will be simplified!
DH is off watching Logan. He put Lillian to bed and then left. So I'm watching The Great British Baking Show. Lilah is asleep so I might have a little wine. So so happy it's spring break!
Lilah woke up a little bit ago screaming. Not sure what happened. She's asleep again. Hope she's ok and this isn't a thing that will be happening all night.
Oh my God. H took the kids to drive almost 2 hours ago so I could sleep (they woke at 12:30 and were still up an hour later). I can't sleep. I've been laying here staring into space since he left. I'm so tired. Why can't I sleep?
Because you've spent the last 4 months ignoring your tired to be wide awake with at least 2, if not 3, kids. Not fair ☹️ I hope it turned around like as soon as you wrote that.
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