Friday, January 25, 2008

The Week In Review

Chug-chug-chugging along! Amid flyers getting mailed (having to run to Wal-Mart for envelopes, a local grocery store to have them weighed and stamped), phone issues still being ironed out, forms needing tweeking, cover letter needing to be done, business cards needing to be created (notice how I'm saying needing to be.. meaning, not done yet)...I've taken back my earlier statement that I don't feel like this business will necessarily show up in the condition of my home. It has, not as much as I thought before I began but more than I thought last week. But more so, I notice that as fast as my brain is churning up all these ideas and making mental checklists for "when I get a chance to sit down" or "when the kids go to bed" it's been very difficult this week to sit down and put my ideas to computer. I had a lot of the forms done already before we hit this busy streak but some of them need tweeking and it just ain't gettin' done!!! I finally sit down at the end of the day, sit there trying for a bit, and end up falling asleep sitting up....or with my head down on the table, to wake up in a pool of drool and wondering, truly and sincerely wondering, where am I??? Once this start up stuff is done, I really think that it may be pretty busy but more in physical doing, not so much creating.

On an Isabella note: had her 4 month well-child (or "wild child" as we typically call it) check today. I've been very concerned with her "spitting up" or more accurately "gushing". She, however, has put some of my concerns to rest. She has grown in height from 50%-ile (non-corrected to her due date age) to the 90th%-ile. In weight, she went from 50th%-ile down to 30th%-ile but so much of her calories went into height and she still has her rolls and padding so the Nurse Practitioner wasn't too concerned. Then we briefly talked Zantac but from what I understand and she confirmed, Zantac more controls acid but not vomiting. I told her that despite the fact that she can be pretty crabby still, although much better moods than before, the crabbiness doesn't seem to correlate at all with her spitting up. As we spoke, Isabella gave a fountain of spit up, smiling lovingly through it all. We both laughed and concluded that it wasn't bugging her that she's spitting up!!! So, all in all, she received a clean bill of health!!!! We like that!

Could continue on with updates on the others, the funnies that come up during the day, etc. but am at work and my client isn't feeling good so is needing a little more than normal tonight. Maybe later!

7 comments:

Christine said...

Glad to hear she doing well! All of my bio kids spit up all the time but only one had reflux.

Darla said...

Good to hear. She even seems to be more content now today after her clean bill of health yesterday. Of course she had a couple screaming fits today, even was pretty high maintenance, but wasn't so much crabby, just would wake right away if I put her down after falling asleep. Then would want to be held but would be pretty happy!

Joni said...

Sorry - I'm the grouch on the couch or something, but I don't agree with your doctor. I see you and your baby enough that I think I can diagnose her with a case of excessive gushing, not just spitting up. I know I'm not a doctor, but I think that because her spitting up is such of a river, and because she is and has been pretty crabby, I think there's something not right with her. She'll survive doing what you're doing, but would be much more content with ??? lactose-free formula, or that most expensive formula(like Amy's baby had to use), or something. That's my opinion - aren't I cheerful at 5 a.m.?!!!

Darla said...

I've actually thought about it more and really watched her since the appt. I tend to agree with you more, Joni. I've already today decided that I'm going to call again tomorrow and maybe even try the Zantac to start with...we'll see from there. She really is in pain though when she cries and I really think that's tummy-related.

Kellan said...

Congratulations on the new business - that is really exciting. I read back through your posts to get caught up. Good luck - it sounds like a great idea!

My Alexis was lactose intolerant - switched her to soy milk and she stopped all the throwing up, etc... just thought I'd mention that.

Thanks for stopping by - nice to see you. Hope you have a good week passing out flyers and getting the word out - very exciting. See you soon. Kellan

carrie & troy keiser said...

4 months already! wow, she's not even mine and I think that she is growing fast! Scott was a wonderful puker! HE grew out of it and even got fat :D
Sounds like you're still making forward progress with the business... sometimes the progress is a bit slower than one would like, huh?! :) Keep a stiff upper lip and you'll make it!

Darla said...

THANK YOU! That was good to hear! When I don't have baby on my arm I'll have to tell you how my & Joni's convo went last nite regarding this topic! :)