Monday, April 28, 2008

Nana Jan and Papa Mark got to meet Morgan.

Marks parents were able to stop in for a couple of days to meet their FIRST grandchild and with having three boys of their own, the first girl too.  

Daddy and Me -

Her little hands can't even wrap around his one finger. 

First Day at The Beach

Morgan update - Specialist Visit Today

Today Morgan went to see a Pediatric Cardiology Specialist about her heart murmur.  Sadly to say it is still there, BUT... it is very small and the area of where the murmur is the good news is that the two flaps that are supposed to be closed, are at least overlapped and are hitting each other.  The doctor feels that they will eventually slap together and stick and close the murmur.  
However if it doesn't close on it's own he said that it is small enough that it shouldn't disrupt her day to day life and shouldn't be of any concern until later in on adult life (50 plus years of age). 

He is going to send her pediatrician a letter so he can monitor it at her appointments and then the specialist will see her again in one year.

Little girl did NOT like all the test and wires being hooked up to her while they viewed and took pictures of her little heart.  She cried so hard and held on to my finger as tight as she could until she gave up and went to sleep.  

Although this was a bit disappointing to learn today after the last appointment encouraged us by thinking it had already closed.  We know that GOD had a plan for her and I have faith that it will close and that all will be okay.  We ask our friends and family members to continued the prayers.  

PS:  Our little piggy has gained another 9 oz in another 5 days weighing in at 8 lbs 10 oz.  Go Morgan!!!

Magazine has arrived - sneak peak incase you don't get a chance to check it out.

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To breast-feed or not ---

Well I personally am pro-breast-feeding.  I breast fed Hunter for about 5 months.  It wasn't always easy and yes it was indeed very painful.  However my little man was very much worth it and I wanted to be the best mom, giving my child the best form of food.

I very much wanted to provide the same to my little princess and gave it my best.  However it turned out really bad for me.  I ended up with a breast infection, running high fever, with chills and flu like symptoms. Along with that I was bleeding, crack nipples and engorged liked you wouldn't believe.  I was in so much pain I wanted to cry the thought of her next feeding (which was every hour and half or less for she would often like to just nurse as if I was a pacifier).  Showers were not fun, getting dressed was not fun, trying to lay her on my chest to burp or snuggle with was not fun.  So I did what I thought was best and stopped after a long hard week of trying and put her on formula. 

You want to talk about feeling guilty.  Try looking at your baby who is very upset and confused as to why mommy is rejecting her breast milk and sticking this bottle in her mouth.  She did not like it at all at first.  However she has adjusted well and is gaining perfectly.  

Now that she is using bottle other family members get a joy out of the feeding bonding and I get to enjoy her a lot more with less pain.  Here are just a few shots of her getting to be fed by loved ones.

Big Girl Bath -

Morgan had her first big girl bath this weekend and she LOVED it.  
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