Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tuesday's Neuro Appt.

Hi Everyone

Good news to report...we had our follow up neurosurg appt that included a head sono that showed her fluid remained stable since last scan 4 weeks ago so the doc is happy with that and released us until the middle of May, which is 2 months from now.
I started back to work on Monday. I was able to work out a nice schedule that allowed me to stay home two days extra a week and only work 3 days. I work 10 hour shifts now to equal 30 hours a week. Of course it's a pay cut so I've gotta pinch those pennies harder but it's worth it. We'll manage. It actually hasn't been too bad and I didn't even cry dropping her off Monday morning. However, by 10 am I was ready to quit the whole work thing and pick her up. Someone has to pay the bills!
Jadyn is doing great. She is getting so strong and she has completely transitioned off breast milk onto formula full time now. I have to say although they say the breast is the best, it's really hard work and I'm happy I finally decided to stop. She received breast milk for about 9.5 weeks which I think is pretty decent. Better than nothing!
She is full of smiles and is pretty interactive when you get her at a good moment. She has major breakdowns though when she is hungry or sleepy. She certainly needs a good snooze during the day to keep her going.
Not too much other stuff to news is good news I guess. Enjoy the new pic. I love it. My mom snapped it on her phone camera. It's one of my new favorites.
I'm so happy to be off work tomorrow. It's going to be a beautiful weekend and I'm going to see if Jadyn will sit properly in her new jogging stroller we purchased of craigslist for a sweet deal. I sure do hope it works out this early because Momma is packing on the pounds. I was very lucky to lose all the baby weight so fast, so quick but it's piling back on. Yuck!
Talk to you soon!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Professional Picture

Happy 9 Weeks to Jadyn. Where has the time gone? Of course, I'm stewing over maternity leave coming to a close. I still have 1 week and 2 business days left, lol. We had professional pictures done...well from the Picture People.. they aren't super professional but we didn't get them done with the timer on my digital camera =). Jadyn usually is super smiley but she had just fallen asleep on the way to the mall and I had to wake her up for pictures. I even fed her midway through the photo session to put a little pep in her but that didn't work too much so we got some good serious shots. The one picture where it looks she is doing a swing dance or the cabbage patch dance she was a little bubbly but that's about it. Overall we liked them and of course I ended up having to have more than just the free picture we went in for. That's how they get parents!!!

We still have our neurosurg appt. two weeks from yesterday. That's another event I'm counting down. I've researched some more into the non-shunt procedure called an ETV and emailed our JHH doc about it. He is happy to do the procedure when it's time for surgery and thinks based on Jadyn's slow increase in fluid, she has some way of circulating CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) so this just might do the trick with a shunt being the back up procedure. We are pretty happy for that. We'd love to be shunt free. It's just another worry off my mind.
Enjoy the new pics. I wrap this small update listening to my daughter know what that means!