Thursday, March 15, 2012
Reagan did manage to get some sleep last night. The night nurse said she slept from 1-6am and then off and on after that...of course none of that was in her bed, but that's OK, sleep is sleep. She was fussy most of the day today but she did take a few short naps. Mommy had a slight mental breakdown today when Reagan's nurse left due to back pain. With Reagan being in the state that she's in, Ryan being super needy, & my hormones going crazy...I just lost it!! Thankfully my Dad and my stepmother were here to help me out (and they are staying to help tomorrow as well). Please say some prayers for Reagan's nurse, I'm 100% dependent on her now that Ryan is here and I really need her healthy and back to work next week!! We also need some prayers for our girl to start feeling better. These bad days are really taking a toll on her (and all of us). She's now on a higher dose of clonidine (0.05mg 3x day) and we're hoping that maybe that will give her some relief. Lots of prayers needed in that department! Also...prayers for sleep would be good. We don't have a night nurse tonight and Daddy is on Reagan duty, so hopefully she'll sleep some because he has to go to work in the morning! In other news, Ryan had his first doctors appt today...his 2 week visit. He weighed 9lbs 3.6oz and was 22inches long (that's 2 inches in 2 weeks...someone didn't measure correctly when he was born)! And the measurement we were the most concerned about, his head circumference, is 15inches which is in the 75% percentile. Thank you Lord. He is a little jaundiced but the doctor said that is normal in breastfed babies. All in all, he looks good. He was not happy about the heel stick for the newborn screening (he was quite the bleeder), but he eventually got over it. I've opted out on doing vaccines (for at least the first year...I'm just not willing to take that risk), so he didn't have to go through any of that. His next appt will be at two months.