I used to get 5-6oz total in about 15 minutes, i never had the parience to sit for much longer tbh, i found with the mini electric it would literally pour out and then slow to a drip drip, whereas with the hospital grade one it only ever started at the drip drip - it didn't seem as productive.
daydream, isn't it amazing what 12 months can bring!?!
How have you and Layla (leila?) been, Nell? What milestones has she hit? Gabby is laughing and chewing her hands, has a very strong stomach and keeps trying to sit up, but has no interest in trying to roll over or grab things on her own.
Gabby is still 95% for height and weight..16 lb 5oz and 25.5" long! she is outgrowing her 9 month sleepers, and i'm finding it next to impossible to find 12 month sleepers. apparently when they hit 12 months the sleepers are all skin tight, probably because babies are walking/crawling by then and have thinned out. They even say on the tags that they should fit snugly. Poor gabby will be like a little sausage stuffed into those things!
Cardiologist appt on April 19, and haven't been able to make neurosurgeon appt yet. Ugh I just want to get these overwith so I can stop worrying that something is wrong!
Gabby has a heart murmur and the doc wants to make sure her skull isn't a funny shape, so we have to see a neurosurgeon. I'm hoping its just my doc being overly cautious. She didn't seem worried about either but said it would be best to get it checked out sooner rather than latyer just t be safe. So now I get to spend the next two weeks worrying...
Chloe - i hope gabbys appointment goes well, i know how hard it is to not worry there's something wrong.
Everyone else- hi
Afm: sorry i've not been around, i have been reading but things have been a bit tough and i now feel at least i have some positive things to share too. I'll try to be brief, but will likely fail!
Firstly, after just mentioning our lovely doggies on this thread we found out my beloved lab boy has cancer. He's only 6 it's in his chest cavity on the ribs and is inoperable, we were given an estimate of 2, maybe 4 months left with him. I think that was 6 weeks ago now. He has a pain relief patch now after a bit of trial and error with meds and is now back to normal walks for now so still has a great quality of life. Dreading that we'll likely have to make *that* decision to free him from pain. We couldn't leave him to suffer in pain if or when his breathing and mobility is affected.
Leila, yes leila now not layla, is currently good after christmas she developed some haemangioma, one in the middle of her forehead. That one has now grown to 5p sized and is raised, i hope it will go at toddler age and she won't be too taunted for it.
Then a couple of weeks ago leila was suddenly lazy with her head. It was tilted to her left shoulder, she could turn her head but only with her chin down. She then started being off her food so i though teething, but then was gesturing to one side of her head crying in pain so i though maybe ear infection. She ended up in a&e and had a brain mri. She cried and wriggled through it so the images were very blurred, the dr had some neuro concerns because of her multiple haemangioma and her excess crying since birth but feels he can see that enough on the mri looks normal (v's blurred) to not repeat the mri with sedation.
So, onto the good, the head tilt disappeared as suddenly as it arrived and leila then cut her first two bottom teeth together a week later ( so last week). She is laughing, grabbing at toys, often has her fist in her mouth to munch on and then yesterday rolled front to back a couple of times, but then not today. She is much better at tummy time now and pushes herself up on her arms, she used to hate it with a passion.
She is still such a little grumbleweed during the day and cries at the slightest thing but her excessive wind and gut pain is much improved and her crying is better than it was. At nights she is a dream and has been sttn 7.30pm until 7.30/8am every night for just over a month now
Aww,Nell, i'm sorry about your dog! Pets are part of the family and I know it must be rough. Enjoy the time you have with him while he is feeling ok and take pictures of Leila with him so you can show her when she is older Would love to see an updated picture of her! How was teething? did she get fussy when they cut through? I am dreading that, but so far aside from drooling and chewing on fists, no signs of teething. How does it work with BF? has she bit you yet? I laugh but i'm sure its not so funny when it happens! Glad her health is no longer a concern! These babies sure do know how to give us a scare, don't they!
Sb, how have you been feeling? 12 weeks now, you're right at the fun trimester with no sickness, eating whatever you want, and not waddling around with a giant belly Enjoy it!
Stupid neurosurgery office was closed at 2:30 when i called them yesterday, and are still closed now at 9:00..seriously, how much more narrow can their office hours get?!? I'm also convinced that gabby is too fat to roll over and will probably crawl before she rolls. Had her on her tummy last night and was just watching her flailing around. I need to record her amazing laugh one of these days. nothing is sweeter than the sound of a baby laughing.
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