So it has been a long time since the last post. It seeems like every time I have sat down to try and post, someone has been an unhappy little camper! What a week we've had!
Doesn't she look so happy?!
Ava laying with Daddy while he is listening to the Razorback game
Sunday was a big day for Miss Ava. She got baptized! She had a beautiful white gown to wear that my parents got her. It was hand made and they bought it in Chinatown in San Francisco when they were there earlier this year. She got baptized with my cousin who was born about 4 weeks before her. These two little girls will have fun playing with each other as they grow up.
Isn't she precious?
So, we've hit another bump in the road. This poor little girl has had a rough little life already. Just when we get one issue worked out and think we're going to be ok, something else pops up. On Friday, Ava started getting really upset. She'd cry really hard and seemed to be in pain. This didn't go on so we thought maybe she just had gas or an upset tummy that seemed to go away. Saturday seemed to get a little worse and Sunday she wasn't quite right either. Monday was a horrible day. From about 7 am until almost 3 in the afternoon, I could not put her down. Every time I tried to put her down she would cry and cry and cry. It was a completely exhausting day and I was upset and frustrated because Ava was so upset and obviously hurting. So, when my mom called to see how things went that day, she said she'd come get her to give us a break and so that we could get a little rest in case the night was rough. Here's the little girl after a rough day before heading out into the cold.
I had called the pediatrician that morning because we wondered if she had reflux or if her formula was bothering her. The dr suggested trying a thickening agent in her formula b/c if it was reflux, this would help. Because of how upset she was, I didn't have a chance to get this before Zach got home from work. While Ava was with my parents, Zach went to get this and took it to them so Ava could get it in her next bottle. Well, apparently it made the poor baby hurt even more! (Side note: our pediatrician was my pediatrician when I was little and is still my sister's dr, so the dr is very familiar with our family and knows my parents well) So, my mom called the dr and told him it was much, much worse. He said to feed her Pedialyte over night and see what happened. She did a little better with that so yesterday we packed up and went to see the dr. Ava is now trying out some different formulas. She is either lactose intolerant or is allergic to milk. She is trying a lactose free formula first and if that doesn't work, she will try a soy milk. She has seemed a little better since starting the new formula. It's so sad watching your baby in so much pain but hopefully this will do the trick. We're just ready for our little girl to be happy!
One of these days we might get things figured out! I'll close with a couple more pictures of this darling!