Monday, September 21, 2009

Kaitlyn's first month

Well, it's been a month and I know I haven't been very good at updating. My excuse is a C-section incision to heal from and a newborn with a yeast infection that cries and fusses and wants to be held all the time!
Here's the updates:
Jared turned 25! I am so grateful for this wonderful man in my life, even more so now that we have a daughter. Saturday I was taking a bath & reading (Jared was taking care of Kaitlyn so I could have a relaxing morning) and while I was there, I heard Jared singing to Kaitlyn. The BYU fight song, I Am a Child of God, and World of Imagination were among the soundtrack. She loves his voice. Kaitlyn has become a great football watching buddy with Dad...too bad the Cougars decided not to play on Saturday.
Anyway, Mom Brown was in town for a week, taking care of us and playing with Kaitlyn. We are so grateful for her help, meals, love, and advice. While Mom was here I took Kaitlyn to the Dr for the first and second time. She hadn't made it back up to her birth weight at 2 weeks, and by 2 1/2 she had a very groggy morning where she didn't wake up much and didn't eat hardly anything. Also, she had the beginnings of a very nasty diaper rash. The doctor suggested measuring everything she ate, which meant that I go up at 2 to pump, then feed her. Long nights. He also suggested a cream for her rash, since desitin hadn't been working. The following Monday Mom Brown had gone home and Mom Zaelit had a birthday. She wanted to spend it with her family at the zoo - Kaitlyn's first trip. I don't think she cared much. Later in the week I took Kaitlyn back to the dr to be weighed and to discuss her rash, which had started bleeding. I did some research and was pretty sure that it was a yeast infection. Her weight was up - yay!, and the dr (a different one this time) said he was pretty sure it wasn't an infection and suggested a different cream. Three days later she was crying whenever she filled her diaper and it was still bleeding, I took her back, asked specifically about a yeast infection. The dr once again said no, and suggested yet another cream. Two days later it still wasn't better, so I called and wanted to see the first dr again. They double booked him and fit us in, thank heavens. He gave us two perscriptions and a different cream (seriously, I feel like a lotion store here). Thank heavens, it's started clearing up and Kaitlyn has been back to her usual sweet and smiley self.
That's the update. Kaitlyn weighed 8 lbs 15 oz on her one month birthday and has loved all the attention she has gotten from family. Especially the visit from Great Grandma Brown. She has also started smiling at us, especially when we're singing. Her favorites: Dancing Queen, World of Imagination, and California Girls. With Grandma BrownCousin Thomas came to visitGreat Grandma BrownGrandma ZaelitFamily photoGo Cougars At the Zoo


Tyler and Carisa said...

She is so cute! I can't wait to meet her this weekend!! I'm glad she is feeling better - don't you wish doctors listened to their patients more?

Ashlee said...

Glad that you are getting things worked out with the rash-ouch!
Just wondering if the name of your pediatrician is Neilson??? I had terrible experiences with him so I hope that he is not the same.
Hope that you continue to heal. Congrats!

Heindogs said...

Gotta love that mothers intuition! Way to stick to your guns! You guys are the perfect parents for that sweet little bundle. Thanks for sharing the pics! If you need a hand, just give us a call, I would love to help in any way that I can!

Tammy said...

Never forget that your mothers intuition is worth more than 8 years of schooling! If you would like to try a new pediatrician I have one in AF that I love to pieces! Nothing like a pediatrician that thinks that they know more than every mother in the world. I have it on good authority (my other ped who retired) my mothers intuition is the only reason that I have 3 of my children! Also for a yeast infection rash use lotrimin foot cream! Its the exact same thing but SOO much cheaper, and you don't need an RX.

Mandy said...

She is beautiful. Y'all are such good parents :).

Michelle Kay said...

She is so beautiful! I'm so glad that I finally got to meet her at Val's wedding reception. You're such a cute mommy!