We hope everyone else had as good a night as we had… no multiple wakings, other than feedings, and no more throwing up! Yay!
Today is dressing change day so she got to take a tub bath in the inflatable tub I ordered last week. She had so much fun… I didn’t get a picture but trust me she was totally relaxing and enjoying the water. It was nice to see her have so much fun doing something ‘normal’.
Right now she is playing in her crib… she really enjoys the light up toys hanging on the side. She also has her Signing Time DVD going so sometimes she is watching that and sometimes she is just playing.
I’ve noticed some hair on her pillow and sheets this morning… it makes me want to cry even though I’ve known it was going to happen. I know it’s just hair and it’ll grow back but it’s still really sad to me.
I’ve pulled it into a little spout and when Daddy comes I might get him to snip it off so we can save it. I’ve seen some cute ideas but I might just stick it in her little box at home.
Wow! Shyanne was a superstar at dressing change time! I held her in my lap and kept her arms tucked so she couldn’t help. She didn’t fuss or cry at all! We were all so impressed.
I just updated my Medela app… I used it to help me keep track of pumping and feedings during our early days. I downloaded it again because we were having some discrepancies with her intake/output.
I add everything to the app and write it on the board so if the doctors have a question I can pull it up easier. I just wish it had a blank ‘note’ tracking so I could easily record things like baths, tooth brushing, vomiting, etc that needs to be noted in the chart or something I might need to jot down for quick reference.
I go ahead and start a note for nursing when we start. When she finishes I go back and edit the length of time.
You can sort the data so many ways. Even though it wasn’t designed for this exact purpose it makes things so much easier! The app is FREE too so that’s great!
Her weight was 7.22 kg today (after a big poop) so it is going up and the doctors think it will level back off before she starts gaining again. Her appetite is getting a little better too.
Shyanne was so excited to see Daddy today. I was pretty happy to see him too and very happy that he brought our clean clothes as I had nothing clean left to wear!
She ate part of a Frosty, some soup and crackers, and later some yogurt. She was laughing and cutting up the whole time he was here.
After he left I set up her tub with her balls and let her play… she had so much fun!
We did give her a little hair cut and I saved the lock of hair for later as I’m still not sure what I’ll be doing with it.
Other than that it’s been a pretty quiet day… I wish we could be at home as today is Mr. Jacob’s birthday. We did have an early, impromptu birthday party for him before we left but I’ve always had my kiddos with me on their birthdays… it just makes me sad that we are missing today.
I also hate that I didn’t get to make him the Minecraft sword cake that he had asked for… I had already bought the square cupcake pans to use as well!
I did add some carrot cake mix and cream cheese icing to the grocery pickup for yesterday. He has requested that for his birthday but settled for chocolate as they were out of carrot cake that day.
I’ve been watching HGTV a lot as I love all these DIY/home makeover shows. I’ve gotten some great ideas for our house but it is a bit frustrating as well. We’ve had so many issues with the house that we shouldn’t have and the dealer doesn’t seem to care. For now our focus is on Shyanne and our family and later we will find the time to deal with the house.
Shyanne has done pretty well today and eaten pretty good. She started coughing after dinner and puked up a little bit of sweet potato but nothing major.
Mr. Awesome FaceTimed me… he was looking for hot dogs but we didn’t find them. I got to see the kiddos and Jacob was so sad when I told him we’d be here a bit longer. It was all I could do not to cry.
I asked everyone to give him a big hug from me… I know just how he feels. I’ve never been away from them for this long and thinking about us having to do this several more times is overwhelming so we’ll just take it one day at a time.
I don’t know what God has planned but I know he is preparing us all for something ahead. It is scary and exciting at the same time because he always has plans that are so much bigger than we could ever expect.