and Dad spent most of the night together until Claire finally
fell asleep (with a little help from Advil) around 2:30am.
Guess mom will have to work that Advil in a bit earlier in
slept all night. Mom and dad did too!
was up all night and all morning. Mom fed and held Claire
until 5am. Claire wanted the bottle in her mouth the whole
night (mom is thinking teeth again) and fussed if mom took
it out (even when Claire appeared to be in a deep deep sleep).
At 5am, mom felt Claire's dad had enough sleep, so she woke
him and he took over. Mom was up again at 7am, fed Claire
her breakfast, dad gave her meds and mom bathed her and wrapped
her up all snuggly and Claire went to sleep, finally... and
slept most of the day.
Claire was up until 1:30am with daddy. Guess she missed those nights staying up with him. She was rudely awakened by her mom this morning to go to daycare. Her day was busy and she had a pretty good one. She came home, had dinner, skipped her bath and went to sleep around 10pm, only to wake up at 10:30pm. Dad took care of her until 12:30am.
slept through the night last night. She slept quietly too,
so mom had to get up and check on her. She woke up at 6am
and had 4 1/5 oz of barley/formula mix in about 45 minutes
and went with the other kids off to school.
She really seems to be back to her ol' sweet self. Mom thanks
the barely for that. Now it is time to focus on increasing
weight and strength... maybe getting a trainer for her workouts.
was up with Dad last night until about 1am. He was surprised
to wake up and notice that she hadn't gotten up during the
night. And that means mom slept well!
was up at 4am for a small feeding... she only drank an oz
of formula, then wanted to go back to sleep. She felt warm
and mom took her temp. It was 100... after a 1/2 hour, mom
took it again and it was 100.5. When she was all done eating...
mom noticed Claire was sweating, so she turned on the fan
and loosened her covers and let her get some rest. Her temp
was very cool when she got up in the morning for her meds.
was awake most of the night. Mom didn't get much sleep, but
did what she could. Still trying to get over her cold. Claire
went to daycare this morning and slept a lot over there...
Claire had a snoozer of a day. The Advil may have taken a bit too long to wear off. Claire enjoyed spending time with friends in Georgia before heading back home in the evening.
Claire watched college football most of the day with dad while mom tried to get some sleep after Claire's restless night. Tonight, Dad gave her some Advil diluted with Pedialyte. It went down well and no gagging. She slept well, up from 3:30 to 4:30am to drink 2oz of cereal/formula. Claire's friends in Georgia bought her a Boppy pillow, she now she has one of her very own, and will be returning the 'loaner' from the home society.
got decked out in her chili pepper costume and she was the
hit of the ball! She went to a Halloween block party and hung
out with Mom while dad and the kids went trick-or-treating
around the neighborhood with friends riding on a golf cart.
That's the way to go!
pulled an all-nighter - pretty much... she was up until 4:30am
with mom. Dad had her until 12:30am, while mom had a nice
nap since 8pm. It wouldn't be so bad if she was just content
to eat all night, or even play, but around 2:30am or so, she
gets a bug to start crying, and nothing seems to soothe her.
Finally, a bottle in her mouth will work, even if she doesn't
drink it, and so mom sleeps with bottle prop-ed up. Claire's
gums seem really swollen at night... perhaps she will get
ALL her teeth in at once, and the family will finally get
some sleep (hehehe).
Claire rested pretty well last night with a bottle in her mouth the whole night. Mom was up every few hours changing out the formula, as Claire wasn't really drinking from it, just wanted it there, and mom was needing some rest, so she went along with it. Claire was up at 7am to eat (for real) and get her meds and play. She spent some of her morning trying to make mom act silly, as if Claire would laugh. Then she was working on tummy time, but fussingly-so. She has come down with a cold, but seemed to be handling it well during the morning. Mom woke up with a sore throat this morning. That is 'so' not fun. Claire drank about 12 oz today. Mom and Dad have been hunting around town for some Barely baby cereal. No luck so far. The barley should help with constipation, the rice cereal has been a bit 'binding'. Even 'super' Wal-mart doesn't carry it. The search continues. Until then, it's suppositories for Claire (yeah, yeah... too much information!).
had a busy day. Mom monitoring her closely to see that she
was okay. She had an early morning bath, and then played a
bit while mom tried reaching the dr office to set up the bloodwork
and getting some work done.
had a nice long weekend, visiting with family and friends.
She had big fun, but it must have worn her out because around
7:00pm, she started having seizures again.
Claire had clinic at the Children's Home Society. She did pretty well, and mom was given some nice exercises to do with her, and a 'boppy' pillow. A big pillow shaped like a horse-shoe. Claire loves it and spent most of the day in it. It keeps her aligned straight, and leaves her little options of moving and sitting in odd 'poses'. Mom loves it, but knows that she needs tummy time and play time where she can move around too.
She woke up around 2:30am and had 3oz with rice cereal, then another 2 1/2 oz of formula before drifting back to sleep at 4:00am. Mom wanted her to sleep in in the morning, since she needs to be well rested for the day, and had such a good feeding in the middle of the night, she probably needs the rest.
3:30am, after drinking about 7oz off and on since midnight,
mom decided she, mom, needed some rest (she had a 10am meeting
in the morning at work). As Claire lay in her arms, staring
around the room with a bottle in her mouth that she wasn't
drinking much of, mom woke up dad. He was smart and went to
bed at 10:30, so he had enough rest and was able to take over
dad watched her until 2:30am, and she finally dozed off and
he went to bed. Within about 10 minutes, she was up again,
and her mom came in with a new warm bottle. She put Claire's
socks on and soon Claire went to sleep until morning... around
Claire woke up late this morning, and didn't drink too much going off to daycare. At daycare, she only had 1 oz in the 3-4 hours she was there. Mom wasn't too worried, she figured Claire was still trying to digest all the food she had the day before. Claire was sleepy much of the day, so when mom brought her home from daycare, she took off her socks and put her in her swing. Claire got her second wind and started eating - mom thinks it is all about the socks. She went to bed around 9pm and so did mom, but Claire got up at 11:30pm to hang out with dad for a while.
had banner day... yes she had a B A N N E R
finally went to sleep around 1:30am. In the morning, dad woke
up and got her out of bed. He went to change her diaper and
noticed a blister on her back. It appeared to be where she
had some lotion put on her from the hearing test, as it was
on the nape of her neck and below. It was probably on her
hair too. Mom gave her a nice bath in the morning, and put
some ointment on it right after her bath. The nurse said to
leave it open, so Claire drank 4 oz of formula and fell asleep
on her tummy, and her back could get fresh air.
12:30am, Dad decided mom had enough sleep, after all, she'd
been sleeping since 9pm, so they tagged up and mom took over.
Claire was fussing by then, and mom gave her some decongestant,
fed her and rocked her. Finally mom dozed in and out, but Claire
stayed awake in her arms, both laying on the bed, until finally
around 4am, Mom decided Claire might actually be asleep (and
not just faking - like waking up once mom puts her down).
Mom crawled back into bed, only to wake up at 6am so Claire could get up for her sleep deprivation (ok, stop laughing) for her hearing test at 9am. Dad was elected to get up, since he was looking at about 6 hours of sleep in a row, and his job was to keep her awake until 7:30am, so mom could get a little more of a nap before taking Claire in for her appointment.
The test went pretty well -- left ear this time. Claire cannot hear through her ear canal, but the bone test looked promising, so we are going to anxiously await the results from the audiologist, a very neat woman by the way.
By noon, Claire hadn't had much to drink, since she was sleeping most of the morning, but mom will be focusing on that (and her work) for the rest of the afternoon. Kids are out of school today, but being very quiet for mom to work.
She had 2 oz of formula and 3oz of cereal/formula mix. By 3:30 she had another 3oz of mix.
Claire was awake pretty much the whole afternoon crying. She appeared constipated, so mom called the dr office. After a couple hourse, she didn't get a call-back, so she called and finally was able to speak to the nurse who recommended glycerin suppositories, and mentioned using only half one.
That seemed to work... Claire was busy all night filling diapers and mom was busy changing them. The nurse also mentioned taking Claire off the cereal until she is 'flowing' a little better (okay, sometimes there's a little too much info here :o).
had a wonderful morning, after only getting up once to eat
(3 oz in 30 minutes at 3am) she dozed back nicely and mom
crawled back into bed.
Claire had a wonderful morning, and an even better day at daycare. She played all day, stayed awake, but not fussy at all, just wanted to be part of the gang... She had a nice bath when she got home and went to sleep at 9pm as mom held her while she ate and watched tv.
woke up at 4:30am and drank 3 1/2oz before going back to sleep
until 7:30am, when dad took her to daycare.
Mom picked her up for a morning ped cardiologist appt, where she weighed in at 7lbs 3oz (Claire likes their scales better than the ped's office). The dr said she still has her hole (teasingly) and to keep her on her meds... while he doesn't think she needs them (life or death), he thinks they will help her, so he wants to keep her on them, and at the same dosage, since her weight hasn't fluctuated much. Also, when she is much bigger, and the hole will seem much smaller, she will be off her heart meds. The hole could be completely gone by age of 6, but no reason why it would grow. Mom asked why the last tests showed that it grew from 3mm to 3.5mm, and the dr said that it likely didn't grow, but rather it was just the measurements being 'that much off'. He originally put her on the heart meds, not because the hole grew, but because he thought that it did, from hearing it, the murmur was much louder. And after the results showed it didn't (really) grow, well, he decided to keep her on the meds. One med keeps her lungs from getting fluids in them, too much blood flow from the hole into the wrong chamber. The other med keeps her heart from being fatigued. Mom knows he knows best, he is also a very dear friend of the family and the best in the business!
Claire went back to daycare, and mom back to work.
was up again at 2am, sweating, mom fed her another oz and turned
on her fan, before she dozed off again until morning. Mom woke
Claire up at 9am for her breakfast, and she had a bath and drank
3oz in about 15 minutes. Then she rested for a bit while mom
got some work done. Then off to daycare so mom could go into
work for a while. Claire probably averaged 10-12oz/day of rice
cereal and formula mix all weekend.
She had a nice warm bath with Lavendar baby soap and off to bed for a little while. Dad was up with her later, until around 11:30, when she went back to sleep.
had a nice morning, tho saying goodbye to family and friends
she did rest a bit before church. In church, she pretty much
slept or looked like she was 'almost' asleep... it was very
chilly there, but mom dressed her warmly... and good thing too,
since we went to brunch afterwards and it was REALLY cold there,
mom didn't have a blanket, but Claire was comfortably dressed
and slept for most of the meal.
In the afternoon, she and mom took a nice long nap and got to bed relatively early in the evening too. Claire went to bed at 10pm, and then up again around midnight - dad fed her 3oz.
7 months old!!
|Claire had a pretty fun day. It was rainy, but in the evening it didn't matter much, she enjoyed having lots of family and friends over for a big party. Everyone wanted to hold her and aside from a little cat-nap in the evening, she was very alert and playful.|
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