Friday, March 21, 2008

Ava's 2nd Doctors Appointment...

...was today... and I cried. Yes, I cried. Not like hysterically bawling kinda cry, but I probably would have if Michael hadn't comforted me and told me not to cry. LOL I told the doctor that she was a little fussy and squirmy yesterday and didn't poop all day like her normal routine of about 5 poops right when your about to put a fresh new diaper on her. So I thought maybe she was a little constipated or had a tummy ache or something because she didn't burp well after I fed her the last time. Anyways, the doctors answer to this was, "No problem, we can do a rectal stimulation" Needless to say I wasn't quite sure what she meant by this besides the obvious. I have NEVER (in the 10 days since she was born) seen Ava cry... no SCREAM like she did today! She couldn't even catch her breath because she was crying so hard. It took me a while to calm her down too and it just plain broke my damn heart! Poor baby girl! Then they had to prick her heel after that and she cried a little for that but I was actually holding her and talked to her and got her to calm down pretty quickly. Thank god, because I'm not sure how much more I could have handled before just plain breaking down myself! On a lighter note, Ava is now 7lbs 9 oz. She was 7lbs 3 oz at birth and had dropped to 6lbs 14 oz when we brought her home 2 days later. She went to her first doctors appointment on Friday (the 14th) and her weight was 7lbs 1 oz. So she has put on about 8oz in the last 6 days :) My little piglet!

Breastfeeding is going well and I'm so very happy about that. It really is our "bonding time" like most mothers have told me before. I'm glad she is getting the good stuff too! You know, when she was born, her Apgar or whatever it was called (?) was a 9.9!!!! Pretty much as healthy as can be!

Tomorrow morning we will be taking a short (hopefully!) trip to the mall to get her picture taken with the Easter bunny. I debated on whether or not I should take her or not, but it's her first Easter... of course I have to take her!

Time to snuggle up next to my love and get some shut eye before the little one is ready to eat again.

Here's an upclose picture or my angel from the other day.
She looks just like her Daddy! :)

1 comment:

Cloggsy said...

Lol, Emma does exactly the same thing - poops right before I put a new diaper on her! She seems to shoot it out too, the other day it covered my entire hand - I'm sure she does it on purpose!

Gotta love our little munchkins huh?!!