Friday, June 27, 2008

Oh My God, She was SO FULL OF.....!

Let's see...

Sami didn't poop for 5 days, then yesterday, when my friend came over to visit, she had a major blow-out. Luckily her diaper caught most of it. Just needed to use about 20 wipes to clean up...

I thought that was major.... NOT!!!

Just tonight, Jon and I was watching a movie, and Abby wasn't sleeping in her bed. We could hear her on the baby monitor. After nearly 2 hours, I decided to go upstairs to tell her to go to bed. I came downstairs, and picked up Sami (She was fussing a bit). I felt something sloushy on her chest. Huh? I looked down, and orange was seeping through. HUH!?!?

So, I put her on the changing table and opened her clothes. UGGGGGGHHHH! It's like someone opened a can of pumpkin puree and stuffed it in her clothes, ALL OVER. I had to carefully peel back her clothes, and I yelled to Jon to bring me SOMETHING to wipe all this down. He gave me paper towels, and with disgusted face, handing me squares and squares of paper towels.

How the heck can a small baby produce all that?!? Abby never did that. I was in awe... Jon said he'll be in Abby's room when I "clean up." I don't blame him. I was like, Okay, now what should I do? Okay, first, I need soap, LOTS of soap, okay, I don't want to carry her to the tub... (I just cleaned the tub!)... Okay, I can wash her in the sink, yeah, it's the closest water source.. yep, the sink. I put towel on bottom of the sink and started washing and washing her. She seemed to like it. (ahhh this feels good). I put clean clothes on her. She was very content. I picked her up, and felt like she lost good 5 pounds. I'm serious...!

She's now sleeping and she's much happier now.

I just pray to god she won't have this much poop when we're out in the public or somewhere that I can't clean her up easily. I might just tuck in baby soap in my diaper bag now.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Mary Poppins, Where Are You?

Well, I talked to Maria, Abby's daycare lady. She's officially closing down her daycare. It sure is sad! She'll have a farewell party on July 14th.

So, I gotta search for a new daycare or somebody to take care of our kids on Mondays and Fridays. Do you know anybody??? I've been posing on Craigslist under Childcare. So far, I got few contacts but no solid leads yet. I don't like meeting new people. I'm shy, and yet, I have to find somebody I can trust with my kids. It ain't easy... I am also looking for somebody to be able to babysit nights if we want to go out on a date or something.

It can be a scary world out there...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ahh, figured it out...

After some exploring and researching, I finally figured it out!

Sami has "nipple confusion."

LOL, it really means that she is so used to taking the bottle that she's now refusing breastfeeding. It has been a battle of our wills every time I try to breastfeed her. After an hour or so, she won. I eventually gave up and stuck a bottle into her mouth. (long sighs)

Now I have "bonding confusion."

In some ways, I feel like I'm losing my mother/child bonding connection since she won't breastfeed. I miss it. I really do. I love it when I can just feed her anytime, anywhere, without having to heat up a bottle, without having to pump milk. And without having to wash all those instruments and bottles. And having to remember to pump every 4 hours.

On the other hand, I like the satisifaction I see on her face when she sucks down a whole bottle of milk. She's much more content. She sleeps longer and rarely ever cries. Anybody can feed her, not just solely me.

SIGHS-- Sami's doctor gave me phone numbers for calling La Leche Leu...ndge La La La whatever that is... I know what they do. They CAN help me. BUT do I really want to go all that trouble to get Sami back on the breast then back on the bottle 2 months later when I go back to work?

Ok, that says it all. I have "On The Fence Confusion!"

Monday, June 23, 2008

New printer and Sami

Yayyy, I bought us a new printer.

Our old one was rebellious and starting to fall apart. The on/off button and the paper feeder button doesn't even work. I would have to plug/unplug the printer every time. And when I want to print one very simple page, it would spew out blank papers with black bar on top of every page. So, I'm sending it to a early grave.

This new one, is Epson uhhh oh Epson NX400. I tried finding reviews on it, but couldn't. I think it's too new. So, I asked OfficeMax if they had restocking fee if we ended up not liking it. They said no restocking fee. (Best Buy does!) And can return it anytime within 30 days with receipt. I got it for $89.99. Hope it's a good one!

Anyway, what else is new? Oh yeah!

Sami had her 2 month check up today. Here's the facts:

*Weights 11 pounds, 14 ounces!

*Is 22 3/4 inches long

*Everything looks great, she's in 75% percile

*Smiling and cooing a lot

*Drinking tons more milk

*Still sleeps all night (knock on wood!)

*Got two shots, poor kid... She tired herself out from screaming every swear word in the baby book.

I guess that's it! I oughta go and do laundry, etc. A mom's job is never over!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Oh yeah, one more thing...

I'M NOW OFF FOR THE SUMMER!!!

Yeeeessssss!

I still have my school job next fall! Yayyyy!
I love working at that school and hope to keep the job for 20+ years, even if I have to change positions around the school. I love having summers off... winter break, spring break, etc. And when my kids are in school, my schedule will be similar to theirs.

Whoo-hoo!!!! I love it!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

MOOOOOOO!

I feel like a COW!

My friend Christa was talking about all the donated breast milk and how good it is. I didn't think much about it.

Half an hour later, I was trying to find room in the freezer for ... guess what? MILK! I have sooo much milk in there.

Another hour lapses. It just hit me. DUH... Why don't I just donate some? So, I am doing some research online to see how I can become a donor. Seems like I need to see my doctor and baby's doctor to get all the necessary paperwork and tests (You know, to see if I have any diseases...).

Do I really want to go through all that trouble?
Christa, tell me! :-)

And by the way, Sami seems to prefer bottle than my breasts, so I end up pumping milk, and not to sound gross but I feel like I have two mini waterfalls coming out of my breasts. (sighs) Thank god for those boob pads.

Ok, good nite!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sami's 2 months old!






*Baby acne is finally disappearing
*Feeding schedule and naps are getting more regular.
*Starting to smile more.
*Eye contact and picking up more interest in her surroundings.
*Cries less often when Abby "smothers" her with hugs.
*Spitting up less and less.
*Starting to favor the bottle instead of breastfeeding. (that'll change during the summer!)
*Sleeps good at night. Usually falls asleep at 10:00 and wakes up at 5:30.
*Recognizes her grandparents.
*Growing out of her first set of clothes (Long sighhhh).