Tuesday, August 24, 2010

time for updates

I am such a slacker. Or I've just been so busy. I don't know, but I obviously haven't been blogging. So, here are the updates for the last few weeks (which have FLOWN by, btw).
Peeing at night
I took Sarah's advice and bought Luv's. While I DO like the diapers, they are NOT containing the night time peeing. And, since I didn't tell Dan about the money back guarentee, he threw the package away so I don't have the UPC code. It was better for about a week, and now we're back to the peeing lol. It's not like I'm expecting miracles. If one leaks after an entire night of sleep, I'm not frustrated by that. But at times, she is peeing through them 1.5-4 hours later. For a diaper (like Pampers) that is supposed to provide protection for 12 hours, it's frustrating. And the sheet protectors don't help much since she's such a wiggle worm. I generally use 2 at a time, to cover more of the crib, but inevitably, she'll pee where there ISN'T a sheet saver!

Her last PT appt was 3 weeks ago. At that time, her tilt was measuring 2-3 (it started at 5 degrees) so progress is being made. At the last appt, PT showed us a new excercise to help with her sitting from a lying position and then lying from a sitting position. I've been working on that with her and she's now doing it on her own! I REALLY think she's shown ALOT of improvement with the tilt since the last appt. Usually, I'm always a bit anxious for PT b/c I'm afraid she won't have made any improvement. Her next appt is this Friday though, and I'm excited to see if the degree of tilt is any better. I think it is:)

For several weeks, she could only crawl backwards. Over the last several days though, she's started to take off forwards. She is fast, too! I'll look at her and then look back 30 seconds later and she is in a completely different spot! We've started child-proofing the electrical outlets. This weekend, I think it's time to lower the crib mattress as well. She's starting to pull up on the sides.

She loves to stand, and can do so for several seconds without any help from us, except that our hands are there "just in case."

It's getting so shaggy! I think we are going to cave and cut it, at least the bangs.

She still prefers purees to anything else. It's our fault I think. We haven't been great at increasing the Stage of food. She still mostly gets breast milk. I'm going to try a banana and a peach in the next few days. The actually food, not the puree. She needs to work on feeding herself. She'll eat a puff, but it's obviously not her favorite. I figure she might do better with something that has more flavor. She's feeding herself 1 bottle a day!

She had a diaper rash of some sort that was causing little blisters that would pop really easily. Not your typical red rash. She went to pedi b/c they were afraid it might be strep, but thankfully not. However, pedi didn't really know what it was either. She gave us a script for some ointment which took care of it almost immediately, so it was bacterial I guess. She was never in pain from it, thankfully.

I think that about covers it. I'll post pics tomorrow. She's still the sweetest little thing ever, and I still consider myself the luckiest girl in the world to have her. I think it's time for a sibling:)


Fran said...

Greta update! Make sure to let us know how the appointment goes on friday! Love, Fran

Jamie said...

I don't know if you have a target nearby, but my daughter was leaking through her pampers overnight diapers even. So we bought the target brand up and up and she sleeps through 12 hrs a night without leaks. I think in the last six months we have had maybe three leaks. Plus they are a whole lot cheaper than the pampers. I wish I would have know about them the first year and a half of her life. Hope that helps!