Friday, January 16, 2009

Seeing Green

So, she's sick. Or as best we can tell she is.

Kylie's been having some strange colored stuff coming out of the bottom end of late, so after asking around, Jody thought it was best to call the doctor. They told her that if the strange colors persist, then to call back and get little Kylie in to see the doc. Well, it persisted.

So, we bundled everyone up yesterday (Thu) and trekked out to the doctor. Nothing really of note came from the visit, other than a "sample" was provided. The doctor's thoughts were that she was being pestered by the stomach flu or rotavirus (the liquid vaccine she got from the previous, shots, visit to that office). Neither of which are "treatable" but both will last a couple of weeks.

The good news is that Kylie doesn't seem to be too bothered by the whole ordeal. She's eating and sleeping like normal and might even be a little less fussy in the evenings. However, the stuff in diapers isn't pretty. Potent, to say the least. The first one of the day (that's been on her all night) is rough. I changed one of those for the first time since she's been sick and I barely made it through.

Again, didn't seem to bother the doc too much so as long as Kylie stays hydrated, it sounds like its not too much to worry about.

Here's a new cell phone pic that I snapped the other night. Still cute...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


So, Kylie's two month doctor's appointment was yesterday!

In addition to the normal height / weight check and examination, that appointment yielded three shots and a little vial of some sort of liquid vaccine.

She did pretty well while in the waiting room, but when we had to strip her down to be weighed she began to get pretty upset. Now, she's busted out some pretty good screams at home, but nothing like this. Ear peircing to say the least. She continued wailing throughout the height and weight check and then while the doctor examined her. Once that was over we were able to calm her down just a bit - down to a whimper. But Mom and I knew what was coming...

Before we get to that fun, here's the latest stats:

  • 11 lbs even - Just over the 50th percentile in weight

  • 23" - 75th percentile in height
Nurse Pokes-a-lot came in and gave Kylie the liquid, which even though it is apparently very sweet, she was not a fan of. That was followed up by Jody and I each holding an arm and two nurses simutaneously poking her in each thigh. Kylie immediately went stiff as a board, turned beet red and her little mouth flew open, but nothing came out. Then there was the pause while left leg nurse reloaded and grabbed syringe number three. Once that one hit, it was on. She was not a happy camper. Honestly though, the cries were a few decibels lower than those from just a few minutes prior. By the time we left - which was about 10 minutes later - she had calmed most of the way down.

Man, that was rough. I can't handle anybody hurting her.

She did pretty yesterday evening and slept all night. What a little trooper!

And we get to do it all over in two months. And then again two months after that...stupendous!!
Below is a photo Jody snapped with her phone after we calmed Kylie down following her shots...poor thing.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

What's New With Kylie - 1/1/09

So, it's officially 2009! We're set to begin the new year with an eight week old baby. Here's what's new:
  • The feedings are going quite a bit better, which is a huge relief. They're not perfect - still takes about an hour - but considerably better than the two to three hours it was taking in the beginning.

  • She's eating approximately every three hours during the day. In the evenings that can move to every two to two-and-a-half hours because...

  • At her one-month doctor appointment we were told she's probably got colic. In the evenings she can get a little riled up and become inconsolable. That's rough.

  • She's been sleeping through the night for the past month or so. Typically, she'll go down around 930 and get up around 630. Not bad. She'll occasionally wake up in the middle of the night hungry, but not too often.

  • She's been smiling for about a month too! We're fairly certain that her first non-gas related smile was on her first month birthday (12/4). Here's a pic that Jody snapped with her phone...

She's definitely a cutie. Here's a new pic that we think is just ridiculously adorable. I know it's on the little slideshow, but you can't really see it too many times:


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