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Weight check woes

Raya had a weight check yesterday due to the fact that she had lost a couple ounces between GI appointments when we saw her doctor a month ago. My optimism about this weight check went out the window a week & a half ago when she got a runny nose and her motility suddenly tanked and we couldn't feed her the usual amount of formula for about 4 days but I didn't think it would be quite as bad as it was.

Well, if you ask Raya, it was the best appointment ever. She loves going there because everybody knows her and they all talk to her so she feels like a little celebrity. Heck, I usually feel like I'm just part of her entourage when we go there. :) They spoil her rotten at that clinic too. Last time she got to pick 2 toys from the secret toy closet. Yesterday when we were checking in, we ran into her GI doctor and Raya chatted with her about what food she had eaten at feeding therapy. I love seeing Raya interact so happily with her GI. She is a really sweet woman and she lo…

Juggling

We're doing a lot of juggling around here these days. (hence a blog post that I started writing 6 days ago and am now attempting to finish...) Juggling kids, juggling household chores, juggling taking care of an increasingly fussy baby, and trying to make sure everybody feels loved and is happy. It's a big job and I'm SO thankful to have a husband who is as dedicated to our family as I am and who loves being home as much as we love having him home. I would have been a disaster these past couple of weeks without him here and I'm dreading when he goes back to work already!

Monday was Ashtyn's 11th birthday. She is our oldest. The original puker. :) If you're new to the blog, all 4 of our girls (yes, new baby included) have been refluxy, pukey babies. Ashtyn got off to kind of a rough start because she had some feeding difficulties and pretty much half of everything that we could actually get into her came right back out. Aside from having to cover everything with…

Um, excuse me, you're on my tube...

Raya cracks me up. Even more so when she's not trying to be funny. This afternoon, she asked if she could feed her baby sister a little bit of her bottle. She got all settled in on the couch, I put the baby on her lap, and handed her the bottle. She said, ”Um, Mommy, she's sitting on my tube.” I moved the tube out from under the baby. Raya gave a sigh of relief, smiled, and said, ” Ahhhhh, that's better. NOW I can feed her a little.” I wish I could remember every little funny thing the kids say and do. That's the stuff that makes it easier to swallow the less pleasant things. Like vomit. I had to run a quick errand this afternoon. When I got back, Donny and three baby were taking a little nap on the couch and Raya was playing on the floor next to the couch. Donny mumbled something about Raya saying she had puke in her mouth (which she says often). Raya corrected him and said she had puked but that she cleaned it up. I didn't really believe her until I got …

frustrated mommy

I'm frustrated tonight so I'm going to take this opportunity to whine for a moment. It's currently 1:30 am and instead of being in my nice comfortable bed, I'm snuggling a little baby girl who started to get congested overnight last night because she doesn't feel good and can't lay on her back without choking on junk. I've sort of mentioned that Piper has some feeding difficulties, and anyone who has ever had a child get congested can tell you that kids with stuffy noses have a hard time eating. Suffice it to say that we have seen new shades of blue in her lips today while she was trying to drink her milk. It sucks to see your newborn baby catch germs when you've tried so hard to keep them safe. In all honesty she could have picked up something from an older sibling in spite of us making them wash their hands and put on clean clothes as soon as they walk in the door after school. We've limited their time holding her and a couple of them haven't…

excuse my absence

Life is rather busy these days. (it's a good busy though) I'm doing a lot of this: And a lot of this (especially in the evening hours when she's fussy): And THEY have been doing a lot of this: And in my spare time I'm spending a LOT of time attached to this: Because she hasn't quite figured things out yet and gulps a lot of air which results in this: