Monday, April 28, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008 - Update

Olivia and I went on our first car ride today. . .just the two of us. Ever since Olivia failed her car seat test without oxygen, I've been nervous to take her in the car without being right beside her. I know. . .that was over 4 months ago and she is a much different baby now, but I'm still nervous. Usually, Ryan drives with his two girls in the backseat. Today, I felt like getting out of the house, so we went to the bank and the Dog N Shake drive-thru. Little by little, I'm gaining confidence and feeling more like a normal mother.

Last week, we decided to buy a baby scale. I don't like being surprised once a month at the doctor's office. I'd rather have an ongoing idea of how she's doing. She now weighs about 12 lbs 8 oz. I'll try to give weekly weight updates on her. Yesterday, she started on barley. She seems pretty indifferent to rice, oatmeal and barley. I don't think she hates any of it, but she's not exactly thrilled with it either. She has decided that she no longer wants to take afternoon naps, which makes her pretty cranky in the evening and doesn't let me get a whole lot done. So, I'd better go. . .

***On a not so good note, Olivia's vomiting is back with a vengeance and I'm not quite sure why. We're almost back to a once a day occurrence. I just can't figure it out. Although she usually tends to smile afterwards, it seems that it's bothering her more when she does it. It scares me a bit because she really chokes and turns red while it's happening. Usually, we can pinpoint some sort of reason as to why it happens, but today it caught me by complete surprise. Just when I thought things were improving. . .

4 comments:

Heather said...

Where did you get a baby scale at? I have been wanting to get one to see how much Ella is getting when I feed her. Heather

Jodi said...

http://www.target.com/Digital-Baby-Scale-BR149/dp/B000HVC1GS/sr=1-1/qid=1209419171/ref=sr_1_1/602-9477351-8375015?ie=UTF8&index=target&rh=k%3Ababy%20scale&page=1

This is the one we got at Target. It seems to be okay.

RyanAndrew2007 said...

Olivia is so cute. She is getting so big. I'm glad you two were able to get out for a while.

If you want to play along...I've tagged you. You can view the rules on my site ryanandhispuppies.blogspot.com.

Julie

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that Miss Olivia is having her throw-
ing up problem again. Hope-
fully it will go away as
fast as it arrived! I bet
you guys were the "Hit Of
The Walk"! She looked so
cute and I know you guys
must be so proud of doing
so much to help the March
of Dimes and their many
needs. Needless to say,
they wouldn't be able to
find a cuter Ambassador, if
she so chooses, later on.
Thanks for keeping us all
posted and we're looking
forward to seeing all of
you - hopefully in the near
future. Love - M.A.