Saturday, August 4, 2007

If you have a weak stomach--don't read!

Well...Kara and soy formula do not go together. The first feeding was not a problem, but the next two definitely were. Kara displayed what they call...projectile spitting up--not vomiting--because it's just the formula. It went everywhere! The first time we didn't necessarily associate it with the soy formula, but after the second time, we knew there had to be an association. Kathy's only comparison is Samantha (who was on soy formula from 6 weeks on) and she did spit up...enough so that she always had a bib on. But what happened yesterday evening with Kara was HUGE, messy, and done with such force, that it was really scary! It even seemed like more came out than what she took in. Needless to say, we are back on the Enfamil Gentlease Lipil. We have another appointment with Dr. Joe on August 16th, and we will let her know that the soy did NOT work.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Kara is 3 weeks old!

Kara had her first appointment with her local pediatrician, Dr. Joe, this morning. She is doing great, and now weighs 7 lbs 1 oz! I forgot to mention earlier that Dr. Kohl's office (in OK) realized during her appointment on July 18th that Kara's length was measured incorrectly at the time of her birth. We were told that she was 19 1/2 inches long. On July 18th, Kara was measured at 18 inches, and the nurse said that she definitely didn't shrink! On July 24th, the last appointment with Dr. Kohl, Kara measured 18 1/2 inches, and today she was 19 1/2 inches long. Although it is normal for babies to lose weight after they're born, they definitely do not lose any length! Dr. Joe recommended that Kara start on a soy formula today because of her continuous problem with gas pains. She had her first 2 oz of soy formula at noon today and didn't seem to mind it a bit. We drink soy milk in our home, so we're glad she seems to like it. Dr. Joe said it will take about 48 hours on the new formula to see if it will really make a difference for Kara. We sure hope it does!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

A visit from family!

Kara's Nana, Aunt Karen, and her two cousins, Aidan and Sean came to visit us today! We took some pictures (of course) to commemorate the visit. What a sweet angel!

Cute pictures of Kara

Some new pictures to enjoy!

Sleeping with Mommy

Tim caught Kara sleeping with mommy the other night. Pretty cute, don't ya think?!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Piggies, anyone?!

Beth Green reminded us yesterday at church that feet and toes are quite adorable! Here is a picture of Kara's!