Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Butterfly Kisses and Spit Up

Wow, the days have gotten away from me!

We are doing well, overall.  Things are a little crazy what with school being out and summer visiting basically every single other state except ours. :-P

Nora was born with no eyebrows and teeny tiny eyelashes, but they've started growing now and I can feel them on my arm when I nurse, or on my face when we snuggle.  It's lovely. :)

She has been projectile vomiting, so off we went to the doc.  He though she may have a condition with a muscle in her stomach, but luckily she didn't.  Except, we're still stuck with the spit up.  And it's a lot.  I have to change her clothes and blankets several times a day.  I guess maybe I wasn't really paying attention before, but now that I've been watching her it does seem like she's in pain when she spits.  Before I was just assuming she was fussing because she was hungry or needed a diaper change.  But now I can see that she is spitting up, so I'm calling the doc again to see if we can get medicine for her.

The other kiddos are going madhouse crazy.  They have SO MUCH energy!  It is so insane.  I don't know where it all comes from, but I wish they'd share!

MB-My back is SOOOOO much better! I still have to be careful and watch how I move/lift but overall it is tremendously improved.

Today is the first day that I'm really focusing on eating healthy and cutting out dairy.  I'm hoping that will help with the spit up, and also kick start some weight loss.  The afternoons are the absolute hardest for me.  During the day I forget to eat; I don't feel hungry.  This is not good, for many reasons, but 2 of them being that I end up feasting on junk food and I also get a wee bit, erm... grumpy.

So I am trying to be better about nourishing my body.  I had oatmeal for breakfast and a pb&j sandwich (with homemade strawberry jam... YUM) for lunch.  And then I ate some pizza Combos... which is junk.  But I got really stressed because the kids had popcorn for a snack and that stuff is MESSY!  And Nora has a cold and fusses every time I put her down.  And I really need to shower but haven't been able to.  And I tried to nap and my boys fought the entire time so I wasn't able to.  And so I ate Combos. :-P

Anyway, I'm trying to get to bed early and nap when I can, and I think coupled with eating better I'll start feeling better.

Nora is doing great and gained 18 ounces in 10 days!!! That's over a pound! So insane.  She's getting really chubby.  See?

Sorry, really bad quality cell phone picture.

I hope you all have an awesome 4th of July! In the meantime, I wholeheartedly agree with this:


  1. Hey Ruth Anne! Sweet little baby you got there! See you next weekend!!!

  2. Oh goodness, is there anything better than a new little life :)?? Glad you all are doing well!

  3. Miss you. Hope you are having an amazing summer with Nora and all the kids. I need pictures of all of them!
    I have been spending my summer indoors, temps in the 90's for days. My pool actually feels like boiling water, yuck.
    xo, MB