Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Call me Cu-Cu Crazy!

So last night Sadie had a hard time getting to sleep. She kept coughing. Eventually she was able to fall asleep, but she did cough all through out the night. Then she woke up at 4:30 am because she was coughing again. I fed her and she was able to get back to sleep (after a few more coughing fits). She didn't appear to be running a temperature and actually seemed in reasonably good spirits. Still, I was very worried.

I dropped Sadie off at the sitter's and told her I would call her if I was able to make a doctor's appointment for Sadie. The doctor opens at 8:30 am. I called immediately at 8:30 am. At first they had no appointments accept one at 9 am. I obviously wasn't going to be able to make it to that appointment. I asked them to call back if they had any cancellations. Within 15 minutes they called me and had a cancellation at 2 pm. I jumped on the chance and arranged with my principal and my sitter to get Sadie to the doctor.

When I picked Sadie up around 1:25 pm, she had been sleeping pretty much since I dropped her off at 7 am. She was in a lovely good mood and I loaded her up and headed to the doctor. She didn't seem stuffy and she wasn't coughing. We got to the doctor and I think they think that I am crazy. Sadie didn't cough once. She just kept giggling and acting happy. The doctor listened to her lungs and they were clear. She happily let the doctor look up her nose, in her ears, in her mouth. She was just happy as a clam. Now, don't get me wrong - I'm very glad that she was happy and seemingly healthy. I just don't understand how she can go from coughing fits to miraculously healed in less than 24 hours!

The doctor made some suggestions - Tylenol or Benadryl if she was really having trouble again. But, basically she said not to worry.

Since we have been home, the coughing has returned. She's still quite happy and she's currently rolling around on the floor and seems perfectly content. I have no idea what the evening or next few days may hold, but hopefully she'll be on the mend!

On another note - Sadie was weighed and measured. My beautiful girl weighed in at 18 lbs 6 oz and measured 27 inches long! Since this wasn't a regular appointment, I don't have the statistics on where that fits percentile wise, but I think it's pretty safe to say that it's at the top! :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

February Update

Today is February 16. Sadie is five months and 12 days old. She weighs over 18 lbs now. I'm not sure how long she is, but she's definitely gone through another growth spurt again recently. She now can easily reach the ground when she's in her Jump-a-roo and also when she's in her exosaucer. Also, when you put her in the swing, her feet hang out over the end and they're starting to do the same in her car seat! We have bought two new big girl seats for Sadie. We haven't put them in the car yet, because I keep hoping to not have to until the weather gets a little warmer. However, Sadie may be too long before the weather consistently warms up. I guess we'll just have to see.

For the last several weeks Sadie has been wearing 6-9 month clothes. She's now (starting last night) just wearing some full out 9 month clothes. These clothes seem to be plenty big around the belly, but none too long! I guess Sadie's trying to keep up with Parker!

Today Sadie has developed a bit of a cough. I'm a little worried. But, she doesn't have a temperature and she seems to be breathing just fine. I guess it's just something to keep an eye on. She also doesn't seem to have any other symptoms, so hopefully it's something that will just go away.

Sadie has continued to roll over and is now rolling in both directions. No one has actually seen her roll from front to back, but we'll leave her on her tummy, go run around to do something, and when we come back she's on her back. So, she can obviously do it, she just doesn't want an audience. Sadie is also trying desperately to be able to sit up on her own. She's very successful for about 10-15 seconds. If she falls straight forward she can get herself back up. But, she often falls to the side or to the back. When that happens, she's stuck and gets VERY angry.

Much to my dissappointment, Sadie has started receiving some formula to supplement the breast milk that she's still getting. For some reason, despite my MANY efforts (including taking a drug that nearly blinded me!), my body has stopped producing enough milk for Sadie to subsist on it alone. So, about 1/4 of every bottle ends up being formula. :( She doesn't really seem to mind, but it's really not what I wanted for her.

Other recent happenings - Sadie has discovered her feet and after several weeks of working at it can sometimes squish her chubby belly down enough to get her feet to her mouth. :) Sadie also has discovered new foods - oatmeal, prunes, peas, sweet potatoes, avocado, bananas, rice cereal, and she has even sampled a little ice cream and a little pizza crust. The last two were in EXTREMELY small portions since I know very well she could have strong allergic reactions to any of the ingredients in them and we wouldn't know what specifically she was allergic to. Thankfully, she didn't seem to have any bad reaction. In fact, the only thing that seems to have caused a negative reaction is the avocados. Sadie loved eating them, but they seem to have caused her to have some constipation. She's been able to squeeze some stuff out, but it's coming out pretty hard, which it really should not be at this point. This is why Sadie has been eating prunes. We're still waiting for the prunes to really take effect. Hopefully the reaction won't be too awful!

Finally, here are some recent pictures of Sadie. These were taken by the guidance counselor at my school. Sadie came out for a visit last Thursday night (February 12). It was conference night. I had to pick her up from the sitter's and then Grandma came and picked her up from me. Check out her little Valentine's Day dress! So cute!