Uber Crazy

Life in the house has definitely been chaotic to say the very least! Charlotte has been uber fussy and gassy and we are still battling to get her to sleep some what well. It is hard because M is up with her at night so I can try and sleep, but Jeff likes to flop around and I worry about him falling out of bed, so I am not sleeping well because I am constantly waking up to make sure he is still on the bed. 

We have tried soy formula and honestly I did not see much difference at all. She turned one month old on Christmas day. I can not believe where the month went! Seriously! Christmas actually turned out pretty good for us, even though I was not sure it would. M’s National Guard unit got the kids a couple of outfits each and toys, with Jeff getting the majority of the toys because honestly the newborn does not need toys yet. Although she did get a Elmo rattle and a cute soft doll. They also got us a $50 gift card to Kroger, so we did beef ravioli, garlic bread, and salad for Christmas dinner and it was good! M’s mom did leave us Christmas presents when they were here in October, which was nice. 

I have literally had a migraine every.single.day. for a month. I have a doctor appointment on the 4th and I need to discuss the possibility of getting to see a specialist for my headaches, also a new medicine. I did get a new pill when I was there last time and it did work but about 30 minutes later I had another rebound headache. *head slap* I need a med that will not do that and also will not make me drowsy because then when M goes back to work, I can not take that if I have a migraine. The frequency has gotten out of hand. The other day I had a severe one, complete with nausea, light, sound, smell sensitivity, auras, the whole shebang. It was horrible. Of course the kids do not understand and they want to have attention but I was a mess, so M tried to take care of them both for me so I could lay down and try to get the migraine to ease some. Did not really work sadly. 

We are all so tired. Seriously. I spend my days trying to stay awake and not yawn every five minutes, which I am totally failing at by the way. I am planning on making buffalo chicken dip for New Years, which means I have to brave the stores either tonight or tomorrow. Yeah, so not looking forward to that. We were thinking of picking up dinner from someplace and bringing it home. Renting a couple of movies from Red Box and staying home. I know, sounds like a roaring good time, right? I just think that it is too crazy out on the roads with everyone basically bar hopping it is safer to stay home with the kids. Not to mention I do not have a baby sitter anyway. 

One thing that happened that is slightly disconcerting is that my feet and legs have swollen up. Not sure why, when I got up this morning they were almost back to normal, but now it feels like they are swelling again. Ugh. I am sitting with them up as I type this, so there is that. I made a video of Charlotte for the grandparents before Christmas. I will add it here so you all can see it too. Speaking of Charlie, I hear her squirming around, so I need to run!

-Ciao!

 

 

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Oh Man Am I Tired!

Charlotte Swing First TimeI am so exhausted that honestly most days I have no idea what day it is or even who I am. At least until Jeff yells at me, but even then he does not say momma. LOL. Charlotte is doing well, gaining weight so now we do not have to go back to the doctor with her until January when she is 2 month old. We switched her formula to soy because she was very fussy and gassy. It seems to have helped some, but she is still very gassy and fussy sometimes, but it has not even been a whole week on the new formula, so I am hoping that things get better.

M is doing so well with physical therapy, they said he might be running by March again. I am so thrilled because that has been his serious goal. Once he starts running again he can get into shape again and pass a PT test for the Army he can pick up his 5 and then we can assess what will be next for us. He truly wants to go back to active duty and I am totally behind him on that. Once he has his 5 he only has to be in that rank until he can possibly pick up his 6.

So hopefully some good things coming in 2016, we could sure use them!! Jeff is really loving towards his sister and loves to kiss her. In fact, it is hard to get him to keep his hands off her when she is trying to sleep! He is helpful to me by putting the lid on the bottle and taking it off too when I need it.

Today Charlotte is in her swing for the first time. Not sure she totally likes it, but it gives my arms and back a break from holding her. I celebrated by taking a picture of course. I will post it here when I am done.

Well, my mind just went blank, so I will go… cause I can not remember what I wanted to say. Seems like normal for me right now.

-Ciao!

Charlotte is Home

Charlotte came home finally yesterday! Her bilirubin number was 10 that morning so she was good to go! We have a ton of doctor appointments in the next few months, more than just her pediatrician, but that is okay. They want to make sure everything is okay and is working right.. Monday is the pediatrician appointment which kicks off the parade of doctors! Jeff is not sure what to do with her yet and he has been fussy because he realizes she is here to stay and that means we love him less. So e are trying to give him extra cuddles and kisses.. 

Charlotte Home

Charlotte Home

It’s Been Crazy Here

I am sorry for not keeping everyone updated, it has been kinda crazy the last few days. I went on Monday and sat with Charlotte for over an hour and fed her. It as nice to hold her again. She was off lights at that point, so that was good. Then her numbers spiked again and they moved her to the nursery. Well, techincally they moved her first then the numbers spiked. She was back up to 15 this morning but she is back down to 13 again tonight when I called. I am going to see her tomorrow and speak to the doctors because I have a lot of questions. 

We are of course worried about her and I was hoping to have her home this week but that looks like it is not going to happen. She is eating well and having lots of diapers, so that is good, I am worried about all the spikes and the effect it is having on her body. I also am wondering why this is happening most of all. I also am wondering what this is doing to her liver too. Like I said lots of questions. 

I have the best in-laws on the planet, they helped us out with rent.. so that is one less major thing on my mind and we will get some money today or tomorrow to pay the other bills that are due. We have food, so that is not an issue at this point. The WIC appointment to get Charlotte is on that is on the 8th so I am trying to get stuff in case she comes home before that so we can feed her. I am lucky and I have great friends, a friend of mine got me some diapers and an outfit and also shipped a box to me on Monday with other stuff for her. My MIL got her a bunch of clothes as well and other stuff. Right now, the immediate need is bottles and formula. 

Jeff is doing well, he is starting to actually call family members on the phone. LOL. I guess I am glad it is family and not some random person somewhere, although I am afraid that is next with the way he loves to push buttons. He is running all over the place and learned how to open a zip lock bag in the last few days. Now nothing is safe! 

M is doing well, he started physical therapy and the physical therapist was impressed with what he has done on his own. He is working hard as usual and is happy with his own progress. I am just glad he finally is in physical therapy and able to ork on gettng his balace and stability back. 

That is about all that has been going on for now.. 

-Ciao!