Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cereal & Allergies...

We have come to the point of needing more sleep during the night...mommy has anyways :). We are still doing 3 or so feedings, which is kind of weird being that we have had better sleeping patterns than this I feel a little bit like we have gone backwards. I already give her an extra ounce per midnight feeding than she eats throughout the day, but it hasn't seemed to suffice. I have had many suggestions from other mommies (which I greatly appreciate) and have decided to start with the addition of cereal to her diet. I just recently gave it to her by spoon for the first time ever. She started out okay, swallowed probably about 30 percent, and then ended up getting frustrated and REALLY hungry so I made her regular bottle and mixed the cereal that I had already prepared in with her milk. It seemed to work pretty well and went through the nipple like I had hoped. She has been down for a nap for about 2 hours now. Hmmmm, maybe we have found a solution?! We shall see and continue to hope. I also like to bathe her in the morning so that I have a fresh, clean, smell-good baby all day long, but I suppose I could also attempt the warm bath at night instead. I would like to introduce one at a time though so that I can know which one has what effect. I will keep you posted. :)

On another note, it turns out that I am ridiculously and miserably allergic to this new house. Well, it's not the house, but the fields of Cedar trees behind it. I have attempted taking Allegra (usually the most effective medicine for my allergies) every day of the past 2 weeks or so, and it only works temporarily. The annoying thing is that I haven't had any allergies in about 2 years. Could it be because I was in a different state with a lot different vegetation? Probably. But now I am happily back in my favorite state, dying from the allergies that make this place HOME. I think it's bad enough that I'm going to have to go to an Ear, Nose, Throat, and Allergy clinic here in the near future. Speaking of, I should probably go make that call. Ugh.

"I am proud to be a Texan, where at least I feel I'm HOME!" (said to the tune of "Proud to be an American). In the last 2 days, I applied for a new Texas driver's license (because my real estate license of NC that I never used MADE me change my residency, buttheads!) and I also got new Texas tags for our Tahoe. Now, both of our vehicles are Texas tagged and happy about it! :)

My best friend Nicole is coming to visit us this weekend from Lubbock! I am so very excited. It has been since right after Christmas since we've seen her and that's a LONG time...especially in infant days! She's going to be blown away at how much Kennady has changed in the past 3 1/2 months. It's going to be a blast for the three of us (me, Nicole, & Elya) to get to hang out like old times and to play with the little lady. She is such an entertainer! Good stuff. :)

We have come to a small standstill when it comes to moving in. We have about 15 totes to still go through, but we are making do just fine without whatever is in those totes, so I'm thinking the procrastination can continue for at least a little while longer. I'm pooped in this regard. Plus it's rainy outside and that doesn't help me want to get anything accomplished. So, on the couch and on Blogger is where I am. It makes me happy.

Hope your weeks are going well! :)


The Kopers said...

The allergies get me pretty bad, here, too. I got a sinus rinse system from CVS and I rinse all the allergens from my sinuses every night before bed and it makes a HUGE difference. I do it because I don't want to be on medication b/c I'm nursing and I just don't like to be on stuff. It's a natural relief that I highly recommend trying it - if you're not grossed out by squirting stuff up your nose!

*All About The Carson's* said...

Hey Kelly...the best recommendation I received about cereal feeding is to try feeding the cereal either an hour after they ate their bottle or an hour before they eat their bottle that way their not starving hungry..that causes some fussiness when they are hungry because they don't understand that the cereal will fill them up at the time! =) just a suggestion! =)