I have figured out after 2 solid nights without sleep that a sling is a FABULOUS thing to have. Mary Louise is officially connected to my middle all day - and is sleeping MUCH better. Also, last night when I thought, "It is just physically impossible for her to stay awake one minute longer - she'll be back in the hospital!" (looking back on that, I believe I was having more of a self-reflective moment) I gave her some Mylicon. In fit of desperation followed by the guilt and disappointment that I could not fix whatever was ailing her, I did what the nurses at the hospital suggested and used the not so secret gas remedy. The result? 2 hours of unadulterated sleep!!! I couldn't believe it! Mary Louise started fussing and I felt like it had only been a few minutes - my heart sank. I didn't know what else to do for her, but when I looked at the clock, she was right on target - she was just hungry! Ha - then I felt totally ridiculous for not figuring out the problem sooner - congrats to us, we have a colicky baby. Really, it serves me right for falling prey to the advertisements for many of the baby items we have - "this prevents colick", "if you have this, you're sure to avoid colick", and on and on. If all of those things really prevented colick - I'd be quadruple safe-guarded against the beast. But alas - a not so simple 4 hour trip home from New Orleans upset her so much that her tummy will (I fear) never settle down again! (well, the trip along with the new environment I'm sure)
David the fearless is growing and growing - only 9 more ounces until he reaches the 4 and a half pound mark! Hopefully, at that time, they will consider his discharge. In the meantime he is breaking hearts in NICU's all over the state - some of the staff at the New Orleans hospital fell in love with our little guy and the staff here in Lake Charles was all too happy to see how he's grown - and all of his new facial expressions. (uhem - I can't say I blame them!)
Unfortunately, while I was changing his diaper last night I noticed some blood streaking in his stool - as it turns out, his fissure is back - or it never went away. A KUB turned out negative once more for intussuception, etc. Praying for the culprit's resolution ASAP.
Other than that, he seems happy and healthy.
some long over-due photos...
|New Orleans transfers, eye surgeries and Mary Louise at home|
enjoy! Love, Heather