Thursday, March 08, 2012

4 Months Already!

Kaylie turned 4 months old today. Too bad she spent the day on oxygen and at the doctors office but luckily mom got to spend the day with her! She is getting so big and everyone mistakes her for a 6-9 month old little girl! She is now 14 lbs 9 oz which is the 72%percentile and wears mostly 3-6 month clothes. Except for her sleepers. She is quickly outgrowing those because she is so long! She measured at 26 1/4 inches long! Thank goodness Andrea sent us a bunch of clothes for her! That is the 97%percentile! She is so tall! We all wonder where she is getting it from! Derick says she will definitely be a basketball player! Her head is about 43 cm which is the 91% percentile. See...big girl!

She is still on breastmilk bottles. Thank goodness my milk supply has held up, especially with being back at work. It's a pain to pump but I'm so glad that I'm doing it and she's getting milk instead of formula. This weekend we are going to start giving her rice cereal and see how she does with that.

She's been doing a lot better at not spitting up when she eats and still sleeps through the night! Thank goodness! It really amazes me that she can sleep that long. I put her down around 9pm and she doesn't wake up until around 7am! Yes we are lucky with this girl! She does so good at church and everyone thinks she is adorable! There were a lot of babies born around her birthday so I can't wait until she is big enough to play with all the kids. She talks all the time to Derick and loves to tell him about her day when we get home! She loves her daddy time! She also loves the TV she just sits and watches sports with Derick. If I try to change her she wiggles all around until she can see the TV. She loves cartoons and would lay so still in her crib at the hospital and watch them!

She still doesn't roll all the way over. She gets to her side and is content to just lay there. Lazy little girl! :) She also puts everything in her mouth! Fingers, blankets, toys, everything. She also licks anything around. She will lick the couch, the carpet, fuzzy blankets, and yes even mom and dad!

She also loves to kick and hates having things on her feet. That includes socks and blankets. She even kick you if you are sitting close enough to touch her feet! (yes she is doing this to my left arm right now!) oh and she is really good at blowing bubbles! She does really good at the sitters and the boys all love her. They all call her baby K. She is such a happy baby and I can't believe she is already 4 months. Next month we are going to Arizona to see Terra's new little guy Kadin Riley who came on the 2nd. I am so excited to see everyone and have everyone finally meet Kaylie.

I realized that all my post are usually about Kaylie but that is pretty much all that is going on with Derick and I. We are both still working. My next track break is April 4th and I can't wait to be home with Kaylie again. We had our friends Ben and Misty come up from down South with there little girl Aspen and son Hunter. It was fun to have them stay with us and to see the kids. We also went up to the Hunting Expo but decided not to go inside this year, especially since Kaylie wasn't quite cooperating that day! Other than Kaylie getting sick, it's been pretty quiet around here!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Hospital visit

We've had a pretty intense week and it's only Wednesday! Kaylie has been sick for about 3 1/2 weeks now. It started off with a stuffy nose and Flem in her throat. Of course I called the nurse at the pediatrician's office and she said that it could be a cold or normal congestion for a baby. She recommended saline drops, a humidifier, and sleeping upright. We did all those things and it seems to clear up a little bit. The whole time she was such a happy baby so it didn't seem like she was sick. But then it came back with avengence. After 2 weeks with it I felt like I needed to take her to the doctor to make sure she was ok. They found that she had a small ear infection in her left ear and we started giving her amoxacilin. After a week of that (still a happy baby though) she got a small cough. At first I thought she was just trying to clear her throat and then she got worse. So once again I took her into the doctor and they said that she had RSV. YUCK! That was the worst thing I wanted to hear. Cause thats all you hear about when you first have a baby and how you hope they don't get it. The doctor gave her a breathing treatment at the office but he said that only 10-15% of kids respond to the treatments. He listened to her lungs and said he didn't think she would respond. He sent us home with a prescription to the respiratory clinic at the hospital if she needed to be suctioned out but that was all we could do for her besides everything we were already doing. Well Saturday night she actually started to get fussy and was having a hard time breathing and sleeping. Over the passed few days I noticed her eating had gone down as well as her wet diapers. She was also very sleepy and lethargic on Saturday so I knew something was up. After spitting up her food and LOTS of mucus. We decided to take her to the respiratory clinic at the hospital. We thought they would just suction her and check her and send us home. Oh no! They suctioned soooo much out of her and her oxygen levels were really low so they decided to admit us to the hospital right then. They immediately put her on oxygen and sent us to the Peds wing. So far I was doing alright but when they took her into the treatment room and started her on an IV I lost it. They poked her about 6 times and there was lots of blood spilt before they finally called NICU and had them come down to try to get it in. She was crying and kicking so hard that by that time she had no fight left in her and they got it in no problem. It was so sad.

They took some blood and chest x-rays and found out that her white blood cells we very high. Which means that she had some kind of infection in her blood that her body was trying to fight off. They thought it might have been pnemonia but her x-rays came back normal and didn't have anything in her lungs. Later we found out that she came back RSV positive as well as positive for the Rhinovirus so each one alone and she probably wouldn't have had to go to the hospital but together it was just too much for her little body. They added some antibiodics to her IV to help fight the infection. At this point she was hooked up to so many things it was hard to just hold her. She finally got use to it all and even loved her little crib. She loved to lay there and watch cartoons. It was funny cause every nurse that came in asked the same question. Is she really 3 months? She looks like she could be 6-9 months old! And all I would say is yes she is my big girl. And she was such a brave girl! She hated to be suctioned out and afterwards she would just lay there and sleep for hours!She looked to cute in her little hospital gown and started to feel better on Tuesday. She was sleeping through the night again and only had to be suctioned a few times. She struggled to breathe room air mostly when sleeping so they decided it was ok to go home but we would need to have her on oxygen for a while. It was so nice to finally have the IV removed and she started to perk up and be her happy self! I hated seeing her in the hospital and it was so good to get home. Today she was such a happy baby. She wasn't very stuffed up and was only on oxygen when asleep. Tomorrow we go back to the pediatrician to follow up and hopefully he says she's doing better and might not need the oxygen at all or much longer. thanks everyone for you prayers on kaylie's behalf and for the meals that our ward and friends have brought us. We love you all!