Friday, June 4, 2010

2 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days

Yep, that's where we're at...two months, two weeks, two days. It seems like forever ago that we brought Emma home, yet it feels like just yesterday. A contradiction, of course, but the truth.

An update on sleeping...She seems to be in the process of figuring out more of a routine. Twice last week she went to bed around 8pm and slept until about 8am with one feeding during the night. While I don't enjoy the middle-of-the-night feeding, I rather that than the fussiness we were having from 8pm-11pm each night.

My sleeping concerns now are:

1) We have a very hard time putting her down awake as recommended in all the sleep books...she just won't fall asleep and ends up screaming. To her credit, tonight I put her down mostly awake. She started fussing about 10 minutes later. I put her pacifier back in and rocked the carseat some and she did fall asleep.

2) She still refuses to sleep in her crib. We can get her to take her morning nap in the bassinet but that's the most she'll give us. No other naps can happen in the bassinet. Hopefully things will just click eventually for her but until then, it's still sleepy time in the carseat.

An update on reflux...The doctor switched her to Prevacid last week. She got the order called in as a liquid since otherwise it is in pill format. Well, apparently the only place that makes it into a liquid suspension is this place called a Medical Arts pharmacy that 1) doesn't take insurance, 2) doesn't take medical savings accounts cards, 3) is about a 30 minute drive away, and 4) charges $75 for a TWO WEEK supply. Needless to say I got her next refill done as a solutab that I'll dissolve myself. That came to $40 for a one month supply. Much better and the medicine seems to be working.

Here are some recent pictures of our little baby girl...

Sucking on the hand, one of her new favorite tricks. Hopefully it will lead to self-soothing.

Storytime with Daddy before bedtime.

With her rabbit blankie...she doesn't pay much attention to it but I think it's cute so I try to get her to hold it.

Camouflage on her playmat. She's just started trying to roll onto her side.


  1. Great pics. Glad the fist-eating isn't just Kara starving!

  2. Yay for sleeping! Whatever works, right?

    And yay for working medicine.

    She's a cutie!

  3. the reason for the lack of pharmacies that have the prevacid suspension is that it's not actually available as a suspension so you have to find a pharmacy like the one you found that will compound it from the capsules. your better off with the solutabs anyways because outside of being really expensive, the compounded suspension tastes awful (we compound it at the pharmacy where i work). louise is on the solutabs too, i just put the pill in a syringe, draw three ml of water and let it dissolve. if you dissolve the pill in glass and then draw up the liquid with a syringe, some of the medicine will stick to the glass and emma won't get the full dose.

  4. She's so cute & getting so big!