Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Well, I've been trying to post pictures, but it's not letting me. I'll try again tomorrow. I still can't believe I had another baby less than a week ago. I feel so much better this time around than I did with Alexis. I tore a little with Isabel and have a few stitches, but nothing like I had with Alexis.

I'm going to work on writing the birth story and get it posted as well.

We are doing okay here at our house. Isabel wanted to eat and eat and eat for the first few days and now she is starting to sleep a little bit more, which is great for me. Those first 2 nights home, I think I may have gotten about 3 hours sleep and that was it. Naps have been a lot harder to get with having a toddler in the house!

So, on top of the challenges of a newborn, we are pretty sure Alexis has a UTI or something along those lines. We had Isabel's newborn check up with the pediatrican yesterday and we had her look at Alexis too and we tried to get a urine sample, but she wouldn't pee with that little bag thing they put in her diaper. She started complaining Sunday morning about her bottom hurting and she squirmed a lot and cried and fussed and seemed to be in pain trying to pee, but seemed relieved after she finally peed. And then she was just fine the rest of the day. Same thing Monday morning, but then seemed fine later on. This morning it was pretty bad. She cried and hollered for more than an hour before she finally peed and then she was still saying "hurting" after she peed. So we spent the morning on the phone trying to decide what to do with her. We finally got to talk to Dr. Rao's office and we are going to get a urine sample from her and take it to them and see what is going on.

Back to Isabel's check up: Dr. Rao said she looked great, her color is good, so her jaundice is not getting any worse, YAY! She weighed 7 lbs 15 oz, so she is only 2 ounces short of birth weight, which is excellent!

I'll try to get some pictures up soon, if this thing ever cooperates with me.


Lara Anne Schulz and family said...

Jessie and Ross! Congrats on your new bundle of joy!! We are all so happy for you. I love the pictures, but where are pictures of Aunt Carol and Uncle Bill and Meredith?

Enjoy your new one...they grow so fast!

Love, Your Cousin, Lara Anne

Jessica said...

Meredith hasn't gotten to meet her yet, she was on vacation in Florida when she was born. Bill had an incident with some gasoline and his wood furnace and had some blisters on his face so I'm waiting to get better pictures with them. He's fine by the way, just got a little roasted on his face.

Lara Anne said...

Oh, gosh, I hope he's ok!! I'll look for them. I miss you all and would love some to see some pictures of them! When they were here, they gave me that family photo of you all and I just LOVE it!! Take care, sweetie!