Tuesday, April 8, 2008

It's Been 4 Weeks Already!?

I CAN. NOT. BELIEVE. that my baby girl is 4 weeks old today! It just does not seem like it has been a month since giving birth to her. I can still remember seeing and holding her for the very first time. I hope I always remember, because it was. By far. The BEST feeling in the whole entire world! This last month has been amazing. The love I have for her, I never could have imagined having for another person. It is beyond words. She is my everything and I look forward to watching her grow. To experience all the many joys of motherhood. Here are a few pictures I took of her today. If you go by the date she was born (March 10th, a Monday) then it would actually be Thursday that she would be a month old, but technically today marks 4 weeks since I had her.

Ava and I went over to my Aunt Tami's house so that I could do the second part of my training. My dads girlfriend has a business doing pharmaceutical recruiting and they are bringing me on as a researcher. I will be able to do all of my work from home, which is great! After spending the afternoon at Tami's, Michael kept Ava for me so that Jessica and I could go do a little shopping. It was nice to get a few new clothes now that I have lost all (well, almost all) of my baby weight. Thanks hunny!

I just talked to the on-call pediatrician about Ava not having any bowel movements for the last 5 days. I have been putting Karo syrup in her bottles and even tried stimulating her with the thermometer and nothing has worked since Thursday. So we will be going in for another check up. It just doesn't seem right. She is very uncomfortable, fussy, and squirmy. She has lots of gas but even the gas drops have not helped. She has also been throwing up quite a bit lately. I'm really concerned and have completely stressed myself out over it. I will not take "don't worry about it" as an answer anymore. I don't want my baby to be in pain or uncomfortable. Hopefully we can get to the bottom of this and find out what the heck is going on. Poor baby :(


Shauna said...

Yeah, I definitely wouldn't let anyone tell you not to worry. If she's obviously uncomfortable or in pain, they need to figure out why! Sheesh. If the gas drops aren't working, you might try laying her stomach-down across your lap. That always helped Dalton. :-)

Ashley said...

Thank you!