Baker's Partial Dozen

Baker's Partial Dozen

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


So, poor little Jayna had a Dr's appointment today because she can't seem to keep any food down. When I say that, I should also say, poor mommy, daddy, and furniture because I don't think anything in this house has been able to avoid the massive amounts of projectile vomit that has come from this child. No joke! Yesterday she screamed from 11 am to 4 pm, with only a couple of 10-minute breaks. It was not a fun day at all! She projectile vomited three times in a row on me and my clothes were sopped from the neck down to my knees... I don't even know how that much liquid could have been inside of her. She ended up throwing up about 8 times yesterday, so I called the after-hours nurse and she told me to go to the ER. However, if you read my last post, I'm trying to end my love affair with St. Luke's... and she had already come out of the worst of it. So, instead of going to the ER, we went to the Dr. first thing this morning. He said she looked fine and suggested we switch back to the heavier formula... The gentle stuff goes down easy, but it also comes up easy. He said he felt that she would do better on it now because her stomach is now more developed. I guess only time will tell. We have an appt in 3 weeks with her actual Dr, so we'll see if she's improved and if not, we'll see what he has to say about all of it.

People constantly have been asking us how much Jayna weighs because she's still quite small and almost 7 weeks. Well, rather than saying, "We don't know." we've been guessing and saying she's 8 1/2 or 9 lbs. Well, we were wrong... She's still only 7 lbs 13 oz... Almost 2 months old and still not 8 lbs! Was this baby sent to the right family?! My word! She's still not even close to my birth weight! I must say that it's weird to see newborn babies that are bigger than Jayna.

Even though she's still small, we can definitely see her filling out and are loving seeing all of her new developments. She's starting to react to us a little bit more and is getting stronger and stronger (as if she wasn't strong enough to begin with!). She was laying across my lap the other day and got startled and sat straight up and just sat there! I freaked out when she shot up, so naturally my hands went to grab her, but then I noticed that she needed very little help. I think it was a freak thing, but still...!

I'm posting 2 bath pictures, one of which I've already posted, but I just wanted to show how much she's filling out! The first pic is taken at 3 1/2 weeks of age and the second is at 6 weeks... Huge difference in my eyes!

Needless to say, I think she likes the sink better.

Now that she is getting a little bigger, we've been trying to go on walks. I say trying! She doesn't love her stroller yet because even though her car seat attaches to it, it sits her up too far and it's uncomfortable for her. So we tried putting her in a sling and she hated that and then we tried our new nifty backpack thing-a-ma-jig... This was her reaction (ignore my horrendously bad hair day):

So, we're back to the stroller. I can't say I blame her... I wouldn't be comfortable practically doing the splits as I bounce up and down to my mom's footsteps either. Not comfortable at all!!! I guess we'll wait until she's a bit bigger and try again :)

I do love it when she does calm down and becomes my cute little snuggle bear. (Ok! That was cheesy!)

This last one I just have to share because it was such the perfect little pose for a picture.


  1. If you're looking for a way to carry her, look into a Ring Sling. They work really well for little babies :) Check out sleeping baby productions' website - the woman who runs the site makes ring slings.

    I totally feel you on the weight comments. It took Sarah a month to get back to her birth weight, and she's been gaining slowly. I was 9lbs when I was born, and she didn't break that til she was almost 2.5 months old.Everyone who sees her says how tiny she is which doesn't help me :P

  2. Ohhhhhh!!! I can't wait to meet her! HUGE difference between the bathing pictures.

  3. Sorry you're having such a rough time Juice! She sure is cute though! I love her chubby cheeks!