She is finally here! And i thought i loved my husband alot, he aint got a candle on her.. She is the light of my life!
Sydney Brynn Arrived 8:40pm The nite of May 21 2003 after a 12 hour and 40 min labor in the hospital.
She is now 6 weeks old and will be 7 weeks old on Wed.. When she was born she weighed 6lbs and 8.6 ounces now she weighs 9lbs 1 ounce as of Last Tuesday...
She is very gassy/colicky and well so far everything has been good except the fact that we are battling some digestive issues.. She has been diagnosed with GER and they are looking into her having pyloric stenosis... She is on Zantac and Nutrimagin and we are hoping that is helping her.. I breast fed her till she was 4 weeks old and quit due to her stomach problems.
We are seeing the doctor again tommarrow to discuss when we are taking her to see the Radiologist to find out if she is needing surgery...
It breaks my heart to think that she may need it..
I just dont know how im supposed to be ok with them hurtin my baby!!
Guess thats it for now..
That was just taken day before Yesturday... Isnt she a riot!! She had propped her head up on her fist... What an interesting pose... She slept like that for almost an hour and half!! My arm was sooo tired!!!
I thought that was just plain cute!! Def a kodak moment!
Just for fun i wanted to include my birth story....
Tuesday the 20th of May all day i had been having back to back braxton hicks contractions, i never thought to time them but lets just say they were at least every 10 min.. They didnt hurt and well i ignored them cause i didnt think i was in labor and went to eat dinner with Jason at his work..
Well i arrived at Jasons work at about 9pm and sat down and had dinner with him.. I had noticed that since about 8:30 that the contractions had gotten a bit stronger but not painful so again i blew them off.
At about 10pm i was starting to kinda grunt through the contractions and they kept getting stronger, just felt like lots of pressure that i had to grunt through so again i ignored them..
Jason started clocking them at about 12 am Wed morn cause i was still grunting through them.. They hadnt formed a pattern, they were every 8 min every 5 min every 3 min every 8 min every 5 min every 3 min and so forth.. Well that went on till about 1:45 and we headed for the hospital. I wasnt convinced i was in labor it was Jason that said he wanted me to go. I was still not feeling any pain just lots of pressure that made me grunt with the contractions.
At the hospital i was found to be 1 1/2 cm dialated and 30% effaced. The baby showed signs that she wasnt tolerating the contractions as well as they liked, my blood pressure was high and they admitted me saying that i was in labor that they were going to give me a chance to progress on my own and monitor the baby but at 8 am they were gonna start me on a pitocin drip if needed and go from there..
Well i couldnt sleep of course i laid there just thinking about the fact i was gonna have a baby soon.. At 8 am my doctor came in and started me on a pitocin drip i was 2 cm..
At noon i was only 3 cm and they broke my water, i was still doing good no pain meds yet and well all i can say is i felt pressure..I was still talking ect..
The baby didnt seem to tolerate the breaking of my water.. In fact she hated it.. Her heartrate started acting funny and worried my doctor.. It kept dropping ect..
So they did 2 amniotransfusions to keep her happy and that seemed to help with her heartrate or at least for a little while...
At 4pm i was almost 5 cm and accepted an epidural not cause i really needed it due to pain but because i was getting tired and wanted to nap while i could without feeling the pressure.
at 6pm i had been at 5 cm for almost 2 hours and was what they called "stuck" my babys heart had dropped to the 50's a few times and they were discussing a csection if that continued much more and if i didnt progress anymore within 45 min..
Well about 30 min after my doc said all that i was 7 cm and so they let me continue birthing vaginally with a nurse in the room to monitor the babys heart rythem..
At a little after 8:15 i was fully dialated and started pushing after 20 min of pushing and an 3' episiotomy Sydney Brynn was born at 8:40pm with apgars of 8&9 weighing at 6lbs 9ounces and 19 1/2 inches long 13 1/2 head..
She is the greatest thing that has ever happend to me and she is finally here.. Its such a blessing to have her and truely a miracle! I cry for joy when im holding her alot and i cant get over her.. This has been an incredible experience and one i would like to do again in the near future..
today i didnt make it to the doctor like planned, he had a family emergency and wasnt in the office... im going to try and see him asap cause Sydney isnt hardly eating or peeing as much as she used to..
Sydney is starting to love attention more and more. Her head is getting lots stronger but still a little bobbleheaded. Sometimes she will just cooo and ill talk back to her and smile at her and she loves it! I cant wait till i hear her laugh! Im a new mommy soo im not sure when she learns to try and talk. But icant wait. Jason Started back working today which means im now a fulltime SAHM!! YAY!!! I wouldnt trade that job for anything.. Last week Sydney weighed 9lbs 1 ounce wonder what she weighs this week? hmmm.. Gotta go she is crying.. Time to eat she says LOL!
Sydney today wasnt able to hold anything down. She kept on projectile vomiting, everything i gave her and anything and rite afterward she would scream with hunger rooting for more food. She wouldnt accept a pacy and so i would feed her and yet again she would throw up. It was a no win situation. She got to the point where she wouldnt allow me to put her down anywhere, not even in her swing which is her fav spot. And would scream bloody murder as if she was in pain. Even while i held her she would scream like she was in pain. I felt her stomach and it was fairly firm. I really didnt understand what was going on and it was very frustrating. It upset me beyound my understanding cause as her mom i couldnt help her no matter what i tried. It killed me for her to scream that hard. I was trying to load her in her carseat and she would scream and nothing i did would make her quit so i had to take her out. There was no way i could drive with her like that in my car. It wasnt good for her in my opinion. Jason walked in the door and i handed her to him and cried! I walked outside for some air cause i thought i was losing it, and she calmed down all of a sudden. So we ended up not taking her. She seems a little better but im still considering taking her in the morning. Something just doesnt seem rite.
Sydney is still acting like something isnt rite,although she is doing much better today holding her food down. And i was able to get her to swallow all of her morning dose of medicine this morning (what a miracle!). Although she is still really whiny and grouchy, i just cant figure her out. I would like to avoid taking her to the hospital but if it has to be done it has to be done. Im going to try and wait it out a little longer.
On a more positive note, Sydney held her bottle for the first time in her mouth! Although i dont think she meant to. She always strokes the bottle when she is eating like she used to knead and stroke my breast. Its soo cute i always thought but this morning she actually supported the bottle on her own. Like i said it was prob by accident but it was still cool, she didnt do it for long, and i dont think she knew she was doing that. But i prob wont see her do it again for a while. I cant even get her to focus on her toys much less her bottle LOL!
Anyhow she is starting to love all the attention she gets, and im starting to see the begining smiles of laughter. OOoo how they are teasers i wanna hear her laugh soo bad! I will prob cry when she does it. But its cute to watch her faces when i tickle her. Kat says it will prob be soon when she starts laughing. As I told her on the phone on nite she was making geniune grins.
Well thats my ramble for the day. Time to give Sydney the bottle that has been warming.
Oh yea my doctor still isnt in his office!! Im going to give up messing with those quacks and find a new one. This is ridiculous. She was supposed to see him days ago.. WTF! She has been almost worse lately! She really needs to see him. If they dont get her in next week with him i will find another. THIS IS BS!
I just went to the store and bought some rice cereal to add to her formula and bought Similac almentum since she tolerates Similac better than Enfamil anyways. Im hoping this will help her with the vomiting and the diarea.
Only time will tell i guess
I love Similac Allmentum!!! She hasnt thrown up at all since she has been drinking that! On top of it the rice has helped sooo much! We are now trying to spoon feed her the rice, she still hasnt gotten used to the texture and is pushing it out of her mouth more than she is swallowing, but im sure we will get there LOL!
I will never in my life again buy cheep diapers. Its back to Pampers we go. Every off brand ive tried has given her diaper rash no matter what we do. And we are even trying to prevent them by changing her every hour and half to every two hours and using diaper cream! EESH!
On a good note we went to the doctor Tuesday for an XRAY cause she wouldnt eat, and had bad diarea and threw up everything she ate, poor thing she only weighed 9lbs 3 ounces, meaning in two weeks she had only gained 2 ounces and the doctors were concerned. havent heard anything from her doctor yet, so im guessing no news is good news on that note. Cause im sure if anything was seen in the Upper GI XRAY we would've been notified. Not to mention she is doing better ! HOOORAY!! We go back to the doctor tommarrow if i can resechedule to a more convienient time since we have to go out to town for a few days for DH job.
Right now im loving the faces she is starting to make, they are soo cute! She is smiling alot more too! And im just wanting soo badly to hear her laugh!
Its incredible when she falls asleep in my arms, i dont want to put her down. She just looks sooo sweet!
Well i guess thats it for now.. We will be out of town for the next 48 hours.