Tuesday, June 14, 2011


these little munchkins are wearing me out!!

i'm learning that in order to eat dinner (me, not olivia) before 10pm, i need to make ahead. like while olivia's in school kind of ahead. even that won't guarantee anything, but at least i won't be STARTING to cook at 7:45pm after she's in bed. today i'm making beef tips with rice and broccoli and it's a recipe that requires being in the oven for three hours. SCORE. and olivia even EATS THIS. wahoo!!

speaking of eating, my little audrey bean is having a tough go. she went back to the pediatrician yesterday (visit number 7 in less than four weeks) and was diagnosed with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). her symptoms are freaking TEXTBOOK (frequent vomiting, persistent wheezing, difficulty/crying out while eating, gas, abdominal pain, severe hiccups) so i'm not sure why it even took this long, but whatever. we know now.

she was already on nutramigen, but the doctor switched her to alimentum since some babies respond better to the subtle difference in the formulas. she's also on zantac now. we sent a stool sample off to check for bacteria and if it comes back positive and/or she doesn't respond to the new regimen, they'll switch her to neocate and refer us to a gi specialist.

i'm hoping this does the trick. she seems to be a bit better already. sleeping quietly and breathing easier (she was sleeping very fitfully before and holding her breath, crying out, etc.) so that's good.

she's also continuing to gain weight throughout this, so that's awesome! little monkey is up to 9lbs 10oz! love that girl!!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

it's going by so fast!

poor audrey... you don't even have a baby book yet. but don't feel too badly. your big sister has one and it's mostly empty. most of olivia's big milestones are recorded here. lame, i know.

so let's keep the tradition alive! woot!

audrey will be four weeks old tomorrow. FOUR WEEKS!! what thaa?? she's had FIVE visits to the pediatrician already. her tummy, like olivia's, said hell to the NO to regular common-folk formula. she's on nutramigen. and we are in the middle of fighting it out with insurance to have it covered. sigh.

otherwise, she is awesome. she's 9lb, 4oz, little chub! she's officially out of newborn diapers. ;)

she can lift her head and hold it steady very well for short periods of time, which is a huge departure from big sis. olivia was completely lazy town on all of this stuff. she didn't want to lift her head, she didn't want to roll over or sit up or CRAWL. she was like, "f it. come to me, bitches."

audrey spits up. a LOT. which is also new for us. she spits up after every. single. feeding. but that's ok, because SHE IS A GOOD SLEEPER!!!! and now watch for the the dark clouds to roll in and lightning to strike me dead. whatever.

she's had a pretty good stretch of sleeping MOST of the night. going down between 8-10pm and sleeping until around 4am. waking to eat only once and she'd sleep for who KNOWS how much longer, but the megaphone better known as olivia wakes up at 6am SHARP, PEOPLE and lets the world know about it.

sorry baby ahjee.

we also had newborn photos taken a few weeks ago. olivia was not a willing participant so there are NO adorable sister shots. zero. but here are some adorable other shots:

and LOOK at olivia's face here... little stinker...