Friday, June 12, 2009

20 weeks and its a.....

BOY!! All I can do is laugh at having 3 boys, 2 of which are a year apart... my house is going to be crazy! We are excited. Everything looked great. He is weighing in at a whooping 12oz and wiggling around like crazy. I haven't felt him much because the placenta is posterier(?). Dr said I should start to really feel him in 2-4 weeks.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Poor birds

We have these birds that built a nest in this bamboo shade right out our back door. It has been pretty fun to watch them build the nest and then to watch them bring food back and forth to the baby(ies).... Until today.

I knew this would happen, but I thought maybe they would escape... THE DOGS.

Garrett looked out the window today and saw the dogs chasing something and he yelled for me to come. I looked out and saw the dogs chasing something and two birds divebombing the dogs. I got the dogs inside but not without a casualty. One of the babies is right outside the back door, presumably dead. It hasn't moved at all. I am just leaving it alone for now, hoping that it is just scared--- but I re
ally don't think so. The poor mama and daddy bird are flying around everywhere chirping, looking for their baby. It is the circle of life, I guess- but man, I am sad for the birds.

UPDATE: The baby bird is alive and hopping around the back yard. I wonder how long it will take to learn to fly bc I am trying to keep the dogs from getting it.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

18 weeks

Well last week was 18 weeks and I am feeling fine. I think I have felt the baby move some. In fact I know I felt it last night about 3 am as I was laying there waiting for Davis to wake up. This one is not as active as Davis was, I was already feeling Davis from the outside at this point. Jason says that is good, maybe it will have Garrett's personality. Davis has definitly been a challenge- good thing he is so cute!!

Things are going ok on the PKU front. His level was good this week, so we are keeping everything the same. I have started to try to introduce his formula in a sippy cup- he isn't so sure about it, mostly it just pisses him off. I think it comes out too fast. I am going to buy one of the straw ones today to see if he likes that any better. I think that is what I started Garrett out on. Katie, the dietician, says the earlier we get him on sippy cups of formula the better and easier it will be to get him off the bottle. I want him off the bottle by the time the baby comes, for sure!

I had a pretty sad day on Sunday thinking about PKU. On the message board that I read, I read some threads about what others are feeding their babies. It made me sad to think that Davis will never have any of that stuff and his whole life is going to be full of measuring out foods and reading labels and restriction. Then we went to 7-11 and the cashier gave my 5 year old a cookie. It made me really sad to think that we would have had to tell Davis no- he can't have that cookie. It sucks. Generally I try to have a good attitude about it because I KNOW things could be alot worse, but Sunday was just hard. I try to think of all the things he CAN have and how healthy he will be- but I was just down on Sun. I am sure I will have those days throughout his life. I can't dwell on the "can't haves", I need to focus on how LUCKY we are that he was diagnosed properly and how far the diet has come. I read an article that those that were not diagnosed (before newborn screening) were mentally retarded by a year of age... He is almost 8 months old, so he would be showing signs of brain damage already, if he hadn't been diagnosed. When you look at him and watch him interact with Garrett it is had to believe that things could be so different! Thank goodness for newborn screening!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

PHE is good this week

Davis' phe level was great this week. It was 2.0 (range is 2-6) so that means he is tolarating the baby food well. Last week he was getting 8 exchanges. This week we have bumped it up to 10 exchanges, which seems like a lot. He is getting 2 TBS of rice cereal and a stage 2 fruit for breakfast, a stage 2 fruit and veggie for lunch, and another stage 2 fruit and veggie for dinner. And he HAS to drink 24 oz of formula. He is turning into quite the chunk! His little thigh are getting little rolls in them. He is sitting and rolling like a champ. Not too close to crawling. He seems like he wants to get places, but can't figure out how to do it. I am not pushing it either because one he starts crawling, I have to figure out something do to do with all of Garrett' toys that have a million little choking hazards to them (legos...). He has gotten his two bottom teeth. Teething wasn't so bad, but he is always a bit fussy, so he wasn't any fussier than usual!

Monday, May 18, 2009

16 weeks

Not much going on in the pregnancy world-waiting on movement.
Went to the Dr last week. Up 2 lbs. Everything else looked good. Set up sonogram for June 8. yay!

Davis is good, eating some fruits and veggie baby food. He is sleeping pretty well. He gets up around 5am for a bottle and then up for the day around 7.

Monday, March 30, 2009

10 weeks

Here is the belly picture from 10 weeks. I think it is getting bigger, but not because of the baby. Because I can' quit eating!!! And all I eat is bready type stuff. I am feeling kinda nauseaus this morning, not bad at all-just a tiny bit.

I ordered a doppler this weekend. I guess I will get it later in the week. I wasn't going to do it, although I did it with both of my other pregnancies. But my next Dr appt. is still three weeks away, so I just need to make sure the little peanut is ok.

I am tired. Davis is sleeping horribly therefore making me very tired during the day.
We went to lunch with a friend of mine that has babies that are 14 months apart- all I have to say about it is that I am going to be VERY busy...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

So can he have chicken???

I get the strangest responses when I tell people that Davis has PKU and basically that means he can't have protein. I guess I am a fairly health consious person and I really put some thought into what I eat, but it just amazes me that people don't know what consitutes protein.

Can he have chicken, soy, how about salmon, nuts, fish? What about milk, cheese, yogurt?? Oh he can't have milk, can he have goat's milk??

It is just crazy to me that people don't know that all of these things are considered protein.

I understand people are shocked when I say he can't have regular bread or pasta because to me those things aren't protein, but flour has alot of phe in it- so he can't have anything with flour either.

It is just surprising how little people actually know about the foods that they are consuming.