Friday, February 26, 2010

Frenzied Friday

You’ve heard of Manic Monday … today has been just like one of those, except that it’s Friday (which I find highly unfair). I’m sure that at some point in the future, Baby and I are going to have some major issues over my making her diaper contents the topic of many blog postings. However, when that’s what consumes your life, ya just gotta go with it …

I really never intended for this to be a blog about poop. Never in my wildest dreams. I promise. But, let’s face it, I have a 3-month-old (as of tomorrow!!), so I really don’t have anything else going on in my life. Poop it is.

So, after Baby’s little Olympic victory last weekend, we switched her over to organic, soy formula. We went from many, many dirty diapers to none at all. Joy of joys. The teachers at daycare called me yesterday to tell me she had been screaming all day, especially when trying to fill her diapers. Awesome. My poor little girl just can’t catch a break. So, I picked Baby up and brought her home for a little TLC from her mama. I had called the doctor, but he wasn’t available. I scheduled an appointment for this morning and asked that the nurse call me back. Seriously, I didn’t have a clue what to do.

The nurse finally called me back after 5:00 and suggested a solution, which we later found out is no longer available. Awesome. Thank God we have a good-natured child. She wasn’t nearly as fussy as she could/should have been overnight. So, I took her to see the doctor this morning. I guess she was so proud of her award-winning abilities in last weekend’s event, she thought she’d try her hand at this weekend’s massive spit-up event. I’ll let you know how it goes, but she’s definitely an early favorite to medal again. Seriously, it took one hour. One hour. From the time we left our house, to get through the appointment, and to drop her off at day care. One hour. We went through 2 bibs, 2 burp cloths, and, as I dropped her off, she was ready for a complete change of clothes. One hour. Geez. Frenzied as I was about trying to clean up after her, she seemed to find this whole mess hysterical. Picture it … Smile, smile, smile ….. SPEW …. BIG GRIN. Smile, smile, smile …. SPEEEW …. BIIIIG GRIN.

The doctor’s diagnosis/prognosis: um. Yeah. Um, I’m still waiting for that too. Her stomach is not distended. She may or may not have needed to change formulas. She may or may not need to change again. She may or may not be okay in a couple of days. If not, maybe I should call him back. Awesome. Really awesome. I’ve been running around like a crazy person all morning for that? Thanks.

However, a few positive aspects have come out of this little experience…

1-For a little girl with an upset belly, Baby was in a really good mood. We had a lot of fun ‘talking’ and playing and smiling. It was really nice to have a few extra hours with her yesterday and this morning.
2-I was feeling a little guilty about wanting to change pediatricians. Ours is a very kind, gentle, sweet man. But, he’s pretty old-fashioned. And, I want/need technology and accessibility in my child’s doctor. This whole experience has solidified my decision to search for a new doctor.
3-We did have a weight check for Baby … she finally hit the 10-pound mark! She may not like that formula. It may not like her. But someone somewhere knows what they’re doing (don’t look at me! I’m totally guessing!). Weight gain is always a good thing in this family (for Baby).

Have a good weekend. Hope your Fridays are much less frenzied than mine has been!

3 comments:

  1. You changed your background, right? I'm not losing it here, am I? Oh, wait, it's way too late for that.

    Your poor little one. We have the opposite problem around here and each of my boys had held the title of Sir Poopsalot at various points.

    I haven't forgotten about your button, if you still want help. I just don't want to pick something that you don't like!

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  2. just a thought, but are you using baby water? i did not and that caused lots of problems for us...it was one of those things i learned the hard way...i didn't even know there was baby water (with out floride)...i was using tap water, and learned that was a big no no!!

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