Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Wow! Lexi got soooo spoiled this weekend! There was a big LSU game, so of course Unlce Lee had to get her a cheerleader outfit for the game! I think he is as excited to be an uncle as I am to be a mom! I have to say, she did look adorable in her little outfit!! Of course, she's always adorable so what can you expect?!
So Unlce Lee and Aunt Niki did the spoiling on Saturday. Sunday she spent all day with her Nana and Pop. Which of course means that 90% of the time, somebody was holding her, playing with her, talking to her. Whichever she enjoyed at the time! Not to mention while we were at church I looked over at one point (my aunt was holding her) and she had spit up just a little bit and had 3 people wiping her chin!! The one holding her, the one next to her, and someone sitting in front of them who was turned around backwards to help out! lol That's ok though, she's such a happy baby! Somehow she (so far, knock on wood, etc.) doesn't seem to get too spoiled from it all. She knows when she's with Mommy that I'll hold and play with her while she's awake if at all possible. But when I have stuff to do she's also perfectly content to lay in her crib and watch her mobile, or sit in her swing and listen to music. She only cries when she doesn't feel good. I couldn't ask for a better baby. In fact right now, she's laying in her crib listening to Sammie the Seahorse and drifting off for her afternoon nap! :)
Friday, September 11, 2009
We had a busy day! I took Lexi to the doctor this morning, because she just hasn't been able to keep any food in her! She was diagnosed with reflux right after she was born. They increased her dose of Zantac today, and decided to change her formula (which I've been wanting to do forever now!) They switched her to Nutramaglen thinking maybe she has a milk allergy. Hopefully this will work! It scares me to death when she throws it all up(yes it's entirely too much to call it 'spitting up')!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I think we've finally made it to a completely happy place! The first few weeks were...well pretty confusing. It's amazing that the worst time in your life can also be the best! I guess that's just something the NICU does for you! Lexi is in the clear, these days! Nathan and I have never been happier! My favorite part of the day is first thing in the mornings. I usually put Lexi in the bed with us after her 6 am bottle and she'll go back to sleep for a little bit. When she does wake up, we spend time just laying there with her. Watching her smile, listening to her giggle. It's the most amazing thing in the world, and I wouldn't trade this time for anything!!
We knew you were coming,
we awaited, anxiously, the day.
We planned and planned,
your Daddy and I.
Never did we dream,
any worries lay ahead.
Only good things for our daughter!
That's what we said.
You surprised us one day, in early June.
It was a day, we thought, a bit too soon!
The problems you faced seemed so big at first,
then we discovered your life had been saved, by an early birth!
So remember, My Angel, whatever life holds in store,
God kept you here for a purpose.
We may never know all of his reasons,
but the first is simple: Daddy and I need you,
Now and forevermore!