April was a ROUGH month. Amanda, Emy and her dogs came into town for Easter. Hailey got to meet Emy for the first time and we spent some quality time with the family. It was really fun having all those littles around and I can’t wait for the beach this summer!
Easter Sunday was when things started to get interesting. Hailey woke up at about 5 am throwing up a little. It wasn’t like normal spit up, but I thought nothing of it at the time. She went back to bed and Addison woke up ready to find her Easter basket. Justin & I helped Addy while Hailey slept some more. Once she woke up, Hailey proceeded to throw up 4 more times before noon. I called the nurses hotline at our pediatrician’s and got a call back quick. The nurse was super nice and pleasant but said if a baby under 12 weeks old throws up 3 times in 12 hours, they need to be seen ASAP. Since Hailey exceeded that plus some, we knew we were headed out. Since it was Easter Sunday the only option available to us was the Wake Med Children’s hospital. My parents came to pick Addison up and Justin & I headed out. Once at the hospital, we were seen relatively quickly. There were other people/kids there but because Hailey was under 12 weeks old, they moved us to a room away from everyone. Hailey was examined and she seemed to be good, but they said to make sure everything was really ok, she needed an ultrasound on her stomach. They wheeled both Haily & I on the gurney to the radiologist room. They had Hailey drink a bottle of pedialite and she fell asleep in my arms while the woman did the ultrasound. We went back to our room and waited for the results. It seemed like a long time, but finally the results came back and our baby was all good. It was such a relief to know she just had a stomach bug. We headed home and my mom said she’d drop Addison off shortly. I was feeding Hailey on the couch, Justin was at the store grabbing us dinner when my mom walked in saying its ok, its ok to Addison. Poor Addison got sick all over my dad’s car. It seemed like whatever bug Hailey had had now moved on to Addison. Addy was up most of the night but by morning she seemed much better. Thankfully it was a quick moving bug! We needed to rid our house of germs because Nonna was heading into town to watch Hailey for a few weeks. Unfortunately, a few days after Nonna arrived, she got what the girls had. It really was a looong few weeks. We started to get back into the groove when yet again Addy started looking bad. She went to bed with not much in her stomach and feeling feverish. I checked her throat and I thought I saw some white spots. I felt like she had strep throat and knew we’d be making a trip to the doctor’s office in the morning. Addy had a very restless night and was up for about 4 hours trying to throw up. She never actually did but she had the shakes and felt awful all night. The next day we headed to the doctor’s where they confirmed strep. More medicine and she was looking like new in no time.
Sleeping – Hailey is doing better & better. Lately she’s only been waking up once per night. She takes her bottle and goes back to bed pretty quickly.
Eating – she has been bumped up to 4 oz. bottles every 2 hours. She is really starting to fill out! I love her little leg rolls!
Clothing – She is completely in 3 month clothing and I have brought out some 6 month outfits too.
Stats – at her 04/18/17 appointment she weighed in at 11 lbs 15oz. She hadn’t lost any weight after her throw up bug and was right on track still.
Loves – she loves having her hands in her mouth. She tries to get them up there all the time. I unfortunately think the poor thing is teething. I don’t feel anything in her mouth, but she is a drooly mess. She is starting to enjoy her toys more & more. She is intrigued by them and will watch them for short time periods. She also seems to like watching the TV.
Hates – nothing really to report!