Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Doctors Visit

So things have been going pretty well around the "Big Top". Its obviously hectic, with crying, diapering, feeding, and all the other items around the house that need to be done, but with good help aka Daddy, things are moving right along. If only we could even get some rest-ha! Blake and Palmer both started having tummy and spit up issues. The doctor changed their formula and it did great for Palmer. She stopped her what seemed like constant crying and hasn't been miss gassy pants. Now Blake is another story. Bless her heart she is spitting up way more, well we could say vomitting which was normally all over me (amazing) and choking and just having a seriously hard time eating. So after a all nighter with her constant crying and a little scare of choking I gave in and decided to take her to the pediatrician today. We were sent for a upper GI today. She did great. They gave her a bottle with formula mixed with dye. She drank it like a champ. She was starving. I actually watched the images and it was pretty crazy. She would drink a little and it would try to go down her esophagus but then it would come right back up. So her belly filled up and then she exploded formula. Poor girl. The pediatricians office called and said she had level 4 reflux. The plan is to keep her on her reflux medicine, put rice cereal in her bottle, and change her formula. I am crossing my fingers this works. If not then the pediatrician feels she might have a milk issue and we will need to change formulas again, maybe soy. Ugh! I would normally get irriated and stressed by our situation today but one thing that I have learned is to just roll with the punches. Jeff stayed home and played the daddy role well while we were gone. While we were at the pediatricians office they weighed ol Blakester. She weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces-amazing! I can't believe she is getting so big. Ashlyn Kay was 6 pounds 7 ounces when she was born....strange to imagine Blake is 9 weeks old and she just now reached a full term babies weight and that it was so close to her big sisters. I am very excited that the girls are starting to gain weight and move on up. Tomorrow Palmer has her eye exam because for some reason she never had one when she was in the NICU. Friday early intervention is coming to work with the girls,mainly Blake. I am excited to see what they are going to do!
We are slowly moving our self into some type of a routine. Still have a long way to go.

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