What I Haven’t Told You: C’s Sleep Study Results

Three weeks have passed since C had his sleep study done at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. It doesn’t feel like it could have been that long ago, yet this time has been filled with shock, stress and uncertainty. I haven’t told you about C’s sleep study results because I’ve Continue Reading…

HMOs are great unless you’re sick.

Hubster works for the state and we have some pretty awesome insurance benefits…or so I thought. All of our preventative care is covered, we have a pretty low deductible, and a great coinsurance rate. I’ve discovered that not everything is rainbows Continue Reading…

More Complications

Another day, another problem. Yesterday I made an appointment to have the pediatrician switch out the G-tube attachment that I received in the mail. C started developing a rash around his G-tube site after I made the appointment. It continued to spread Continue Reading…

The post in which I rant about C’s GI care.

A friend of mine posted these words for me today as I prepared for C’s follow-up appointment with the GI doctor:

Just remember there is no more powerful force in the world than a mother fighting for their kid. You might feel defeated or like there are no other options, but you’ve gotten this far. Keep pushing!

Thank you, sweet A. Your words meant so much to me this morning as I sat with my two children in the exam room and listened to the GI Continue Reading…

C’s Feeding Disturbances

C at 10 months, giving the stink face while eating

C at 10 months, giving the stink face while eating

Many of you know that C has never had much interest in eating. He’s almost always been in the 5th percentile for weight, and I’ve often Continue Reading…

C is Underweight

A mother always knows…

I’ve been worried about C’s weight for a while, but after his latest growth spurt I was doubly concerned.  The one roll of baby fat on his body – that little one on his inner thighs – disappeared last month after he grew even Continue Reading…

C’s 6-Month Checkup

After napping for an hour and 45 minutes, C was full of smiles and laughter despite his four immunizations!  He is now 15 lbs, 6 oz (15th percentile) and 26.25 inches long (55th percentile).  The doctor said that he’s growing well and eased my Continue Reading…

C’s 4-Month Checkup

C had his 4-month checkup with his pediatrician today.  He showered his nurse and doctor with smiles until that first immunization needle poked his thigh.  He’s 13 pounds, 12 ounces and 25 inches long.  His weight percentile actually decreased Continue Reading…

Being Grateful for a Shower

It is after 10:30pm and I just got done taking my shower for the day.  Today was kind of crazy.

Between 8:10am and 8:25am, I woke up, made a pediatrician appointment for C, got myself ready and left for the doctor’s office for an 8:40 check-in Continue Reading…

C’s 2-Month Checkup

We had C’s 2-month appointment with his pediatrician this week.  He’s doing great!  He’s 23 inches and weighing in at 11 pounds, 1 ounce.  I think he’s going to be a lanky kid, like Hubster was.

C was such a trooper during his shots (one oral, Continue Reading…

C Has Colic…

…but at least he’s healthy.  The pediatrician did a head-to-toe check of C today and told us that we have a normal, healthy, fussy baby.  It will only get worse before it improves.  Apparently, research shows that babies peak in fussiness at Continue Reading…

Off to the Pediatrician Tomorrow…

My poor little C has been crying A LOT in the past two days.  I don’t know if it’s a reaction to his Zantac, an ear infection, or something else.  It’s strange to us that he’s having a difficult time calming down when we hold him.  That’s usually Continue Reading…