Thursday, August 25, 2011

Stella's TWO Weeks... HOW???

Stella had her two week appointment today.  In my past baby experiences, we've always gone to the pedi's a few days after leaving the hospital.  The doc down here told us to just follow up with a two week appointment.

Technically she'll be two weeks on Saturday, but with the big storm coming (that's going to miss the office wasn't scheduling appointments for Friday.  So... we went today!

We met our new doctor- Doc. Cline- she is really nice.  :)

Stella is doing great.  She left the hospital weighing 7 lbs 6 oz.  and weighed in at 8lbs. 9 oz today!  Length wise, she's exactly the same- 19 inches.  She has a slight umbilical hernia- which sounds bad but isn't at all.  It just means her belly button is going to stick out a little bit.  Henry's does the same thing... ;)

There are three things I love about the new pediatrician:
  1. There are two waiting rooms- one for sick kids and one for well kids.  What a genius idea... why doesn't every office have this???  It was awesome being in a room with "well" kids- versus sitting with my newborn next to a "sick" kid...
  2. There's a lactation consultant that you can request to talk to at any point.  I had a few questions today about engorgement and over producing.  She came right in and talked with me about block feeding.  I'm anxious to see if this will solve the problem of my crazy milk supply.
  3. The office is on the island.  It's surrounded by palm trees and you can smell the salt in the air.  WAYYYYY cooler than an office in the city, right?

The only concern I had/have is the horrible flu that's invaded our home.  Ryan, Maeve and Henry have all been running fevers and coughing up their lungs.  Henry has been the only one to puke- I'm hoping he might have just eaten something bad?  I've tried to keep Stella separated from the sickies, but really- you can only do so much.  I haven't been letting the kids get in her face or touch her, but I do hold Maeve and Henry, tend to their sick needs and (after washing my hands) go back to Stella.  Stells hasn't shown any signs of sickness, but I woke up with a stuffy head this morning.  I'm worried I'll get whatever this bug is, and pass it on to Stella.

Overall, (minus the sickness) the past two weeks have been really good- sooooo much better than my post partum experiences with Maeve and Henry.  Maybe, since she's the 3rd baby, I finally have the whole newborn/juggling kids thing down?  ;)

PS- this is completely random and off topic- but I found a teeny, tiny dead frog on my living room floor today.  I have to say, this is the only thing I cannot stand about Florida- creatures, creatures everywhere.  YIIIICCCK.

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deb duty said...

Congrats on your sweet baby girl! She's so precious. Hope everyone is well soon.

Jessica said...

I will be surprised if Stella gets sick. Why? Because you're nursing her. That is providing her with a ton of immunity. Even if you get it, it is not real likely that you will give it to her. If you do get it, continue to nurse her. You can't give her the illness through your milk, but you WILL be giving her your body's antibodies. When H was a baby, my entire family was violently ill, and she was the only one who didn't get sick. Pretty cool how it works. Thank God for Mommy Milk!!

Shannon said...

She's adorable! Love the name! :)