Journal -- Sixteenth Month
morning, Claire drank 5oz at 5:30am after taking her meds.
She had another 15 oz by 5:30pm and mom hadn't noticed a seizure.
Claire seems to be on the mend. Mom put her on oxygen last
night to help her use her energy to get better, and not for
breathing. she's been a little congested, but mom has been
giving her some decongestant to help with that. In the evening
she had another 8oz and dad took over until sometime after
midnight. She slept from then on.
Claire slept through the night. Mom woke her for meds, for
breakfast and to share her big sister's birthday... big sis
is 5 today and tied her shoes for the first time this morning!!
Mom never saw a happier, prouder face as when this feat was
Claire had about 3oz of shake, then about 30 minutes after
her meds, she had a seizure, and then fell back to sleep.
Those darn things just wipe her out!! Dad woke her for a bath,
and her caregiver offered to come and pick her up. It is never
a problem to drop off Claire
and her sister, especially since Claire is right on the way
to dropping off her sister at camp, but today mom had only
a small pick up truck (her car is in the shop and it still
doesn't feel very well), and both car seats wouldn't fit,
so it was a blessing that she offered. Just before her caregiver
arrived, as mom was feeding her, she had another seizure.
It is very upsetting to mom to see.
Mom took Claire's sock off her hand as she felt that it was
more important for Claire to have her thumb and be happy,
than it was for her thumb to get better. Besides, she was
trying to put the sock in her mouth, and it was pretty wet
Claire had a possible seizure at daycare, but finished 6oz
Claire had a dr appt today at 11:45am and dad took her as
mom has a busy day today at work. In the waiting room, she
had another seizure.
At her appt, dad called mom so she could talk to the dr too.
The dr took a blood sugar test to test for diabetes to see
if that could be causing her seizures. He sent dad and Claire
to get chest xrays as her lungs sounded 'gunky' again, and
increased her anti-seizure dosage by a very small amount.
He will also write her a new prescription for anti-seizure
and mom will get it filled asap to keep extras on-hand. Mom
had difficulty getting Claire's anti-s meds filled before
vacation, and got a major run-around... so keeping extra dosages
are just smart.
weight was 10lbs 6oz today... she dropped by over a pound
since her last visit (from 11lbs-11oz), and from 11-4 to 10-6
in the past two days. Mom has her work cut out for her this
weekend, fattening up that baby! The last two days have been
spent squirting food into Claire's mouth, and the dr said
he noticed she was lethargic and low tone. Let's hope this
is something that more food and antibiotics can cure. Diabetes
testing came back at 112, and since she is 'sick' dr said
it was 'normal'.
The chest xrays seem to be consistent with last April when
she had her upper right lobe showing some congestion (no pneum
tho). Dr said to just keep an eye on her for a fever and not
start antib's now, as it could make it more difficult to help
her if it developes into something more serious.
In the evening, friends gathered to celebrate Claire's sister's
birthday. It was a big time as one friend brought a real wedding
dress and a real bridesmaid dress. She cut the bottom of the
bridesmaid dress and Claire's sister wouldn't take it off
for anything... not even to eat spaghetti dinner!
Claire had a few seizures during the night and mom gave her
an early dose of meds around 6pm, and at 10pm gave her about
a 1/4 dose to try to nip them. Mom changed bottles of the
anti-seizure meds and started using a brand new one from the
latest prescription, hoping that maybe just the bottom of
the bottle had some bad 'ratios' in it. Mom shakes it every
time, but she's starting to think that when they get to the
bottom of the bottle, Claire often has problems, and sometimes
it is best to just throw it out and start a new bottle...
certainly that is better than increasing the dosage. Especially
if Claire's 'levels' are fine.
She was trying to sleep through the night, but was awake for
most of it. Some from congestion, and some from 'dry heaves'...
as if she were trying to throw up, but had nothing in her
tummy. Mom was squirting pedialyte (with bananas for calories
and flavor) into her mouth and she was swallowing it ... it
was a very slow process to be sure she would keep it down.
In the morning, she had about 3oz.
Claire had a few mild seizures today, hardly noticable, but
still there. Bloodwork results came back and there was no
sign of any problems. Her levels of seizure meds were fine
and no signs of anything else. This is very odd to mom, because
if her levels are fine, what do we do about the seizures?
Dad took over as mom went to work and he fed her another 3oz.
When mom got home in the afternoon, she fed Claire another
2oz, plus another 5oz by evening. Just before bed, Claire
drank 2oz of shake and fell asleep... she's such a tired 'baire'.
was up once at 3am. She drank an ounce and mom put her back
to sleep as she seemed disinterested, then mom heard her 'eating'
her hand so mom picked her up to give her more... after another
ounce, Claire stopped drinking... she coughed twice, then
sneezed and went into a seizure. Mom gave her her seizure
medicine right after, only a couple hours early, and it was
about 3:30am. Shortly after the meds and a few more sips of
shake, Claire went back to sleep for the rest of the morning.
She was up after mom's shower and drank 6oz. Then she was
visited by Music Therapy and the Hospice nurse came by to
see her and weigh her. She weighed in at a mere 11lbs 4oz.
Mom thought for sure she had gaines so much weight, afterall,
isn't that what all women do on vacation?
Mom had a call into the dr about Claire's seizures, and they
returned the call as the Hospice nurse was visiting, so mom
gave them the weight too.
The dr suggested getting some bloodwork done on Claire. Mom
had her all ready to go and got halfway down the road... and
car troubles. So much for mom's little reliable car, well
it is over 10 years old, but still cute as a button. Mom called
dad, as she had gotten it back to the house, and Claire will
have to wait for dad to get out of his meeting.
Whew, what a day.
Claire's rash on her face may have cleared up, but now it
is on her hands. She is constantly putting her right thumb
in her mouth, making it worse, so mom put a sock on her right
hand. Claire is not very happy about that at all! But the
thumb is staying cleaner and drier.
Claire is back from a nice vacation at Grandmas. She slept
for much of the drive and still throwing up with coughs.
rash looks good today. She was up at 4am and back to sleep
until after mom went to church. dad baby sat. No pool time
or beach. just laid back in the cool air conditioning. Enjoyed
fireworks at uncles' home and everyone held Claire. Aunt fed
her 8oz in the evening and bed by 11pm. She is spitting up
some, usually after coughing.
had some pool time while visiting grandma for the week, a
rash bad, and she slept through the night each night. Probably
all that pool time, tho some nights she went to bed later
than others, most nights she was in bed at 10:30 or 11pm and
up at around 7:30am. Claire did some shopping and enjoyed
a few lunches 'out', tho her rash was pretty bad during most
of her visit.
She slept through the night. Grandpa fixed up a fan to blow
right on Claire and it seemed to really help her rash. Mom
put some lotrimin on it and she also tried just wiping her
face (air temp water with a drop of baby soap using a paper
towel) frequently. Also some fresh Aloe from Grandma's plants.
Mom tried just about everything! Finally her rash seems to
be looking a little better. Mom is convinced it is a heat
rash, irritated by the thrush from Claire's mouth... so it
seems like a sort of a heat/yeast/moisture thing.
Claire arrives at grandmas after a nice day with family. She
still has a rash and mom is still trying a little dab of anything
to see if it will work.
She was up at 2am until 3am, and then after drinking 3oz of
shake, she was snoozing again. In the morning, mom took a shower
and peeked in on Claire who was wide awake and quietly counting
her fingers. Mom was impressed that she wasn't crying for food,
and got her bottle ready anyway. After the meds, which now include
anti-seizure, antibiotics, heart, thrush and decongestant (which
mom opted out on today), mom teased dad that is was no wonder
she wasn't too hungry... it was like asking someone to eat eggs
and bacon after they'd eaten a donut! Those meds are so sweet
they are almost sickening... and people worry about giving kids
too much candy... heheheh. Guess they have to be appealling,
or kids would just spit them back out, right?
Claire was off to daycare after drinking some juice and mom
off to work early.
Claire will likely be off line for a few days next week, so
don't get worried... she will likely be just fine, just too
busy to update her journal... it is summer afterall!
slept until 1:30am. She was up and hungry, and mom figured
that would happen. Claire drank 1oz and went back to bed and
to sleep. She slept until 7:30am and was up for getting meds
and daycare, not to mention a nice sponge bath, then off to
daycare after drinking 3oz of applesauce shake.
Claire was trying so hard to roll over tonight, but she wore
herself out. Maybe tomorrow... she just needs to learn what
to do with that extra hand... the one that she is trying to
roll over onto.
Mom finally got some pix of Claire and is eagerly awaiting
the new ones from her last photoshoot at JCP.
Claire did the nap thing in the evening and then was up briefly
for a bath and a bit of dinner, then back to sleep for the
slept through the night. She didn't get up until 5:30am and
was hungry. Mom gave her meds soon after and they both tried
to go back to sleep, but it was such a busy morning that they
Claire had a visit from Children's home society to get her
splints, but they were a little too big. Also, they were suppose
to support her thumb AND index finger, but only had a hole
for the thumb, and it was agreed that that wasn't the purpose
of the splints, so mom set up another appointment for Claire
to see the OT and get a new set of splints. Too bad. <sigh>
Later in the day, Claire met with Music Therapy and stayed
awake for all but about 3 minutes (power nap in the middle
of therapy - who can blame her when someone is playing a harp
and singing so sweetly to her!).
After MT, the hospice nurse came to visit and weighed her.
She weighed 11 lbs and 11 oz!! Again, mom was very pleased
and thinks Claire needs to be getting motoring with rolling
over and sitting up, she certainly has the muscle to do it,
just needs the tone. Hopefully she can start her PT and OT
again very soon and work on those things.
Mom spent much time during the day wiping Claire's face with
a wet paper towel and keeping her under a fan with the AC
cranked up (or down)... anyway, it was kept very cool. Her
rash is definitely a heat rash and all that work payed off
as she looks great with the rash all but gone! The thrush
also looks like it is well on it's way out too, just gotta
get the congestion away and she will be good!
Dad sent mom a gift during the day... mom had a massage therapist
arrive at the door! It was a friend of dad's and a gift that
was long overdue (mom thinks it was a gift from a year ago
Mother's Day, but dad doesn't think it was that long ago)...
mom really enjoyed it and the kids were all so well behaved,
Claire was asleep the entire time in her swing and her sister
was watching Peter Pan (the Disney cartoon) and Claire's brother
was playing on the computer.
In the evening, Claire enjoyed being fed in a darkened room
under a ceiling fan as mom and the kids watched Peter Pan
(not the cartoon) and Claire was quite content! She drank
a lot... and later, threw up much of it as she layed in her
boppy. Too bad too, but just in time for her tub, so she was
all cleaned up and ready for bed... the little peanut was
exhausted. Mom thought she should eat more, but Claire was
just worn out... and went to sleep around 10:30pm.
slept until 4:30am. Mom woke up and gave her a bottle, then,
around 6am, her meds and Claire soon went back to sleep. She
was up again for daycare, and mom gave her more to drink as
well as her purple meds. Her face doesn't look improved, but
it doesn't look worse either.
She had a good day at daycare as her caregiver gave her the
purple med and she did really well with it. At home, Claire
slept until about 6:30pm, she was a tired bear, and then up
for a banana smoothie. She drank 3oz and took a break in her
was up until 1am with her daddy, then mom got up with her
at 5:30am. She was off to school today, but with a rash on
her face and thrush in her mouth still. It looks like it had
gotten worse tho.
Mom called the dr's office to see if Claire could go to daycare
and the nurse said yes. Mom also asked about the violet medicine
and the nurse said she would call back. Mom took Claire to
daycare and Claire seemed happy as a lark. But still not sucking
very well, probably the thrush.
She did okay at daycare, and around 1:30pm got a call back
from the dr's office to say that mom should give her the purple/violet
When mom got home, she stripped Claire down to her diaper
and gave her the med. Mom dipped a cotton swab into the bottle
and placed it in Claire's mouth. It wasn't messy until Claire
decided to suck her thumb. Once that was inevitable, mom had
to move quickly, getting Claire's surroundings 'safe' from
little messy purple hands.
Mom waited a while before giving Claire some shake... er...
smoothie. Now Claire was drinking and dribbling light purple
cream, instead of milk. A new adventure for both mom and Claire.
Mom bathed Claire and they sat down to watch Shrek with dad's
surround sound system. Claire fell asleep around 8:15pm, and
mom was pretty tired too, but having problems with the cable
Internet connection... and very frustrated, as was dad, since
he had a lot of work to do.
was once again up most of the night. Even tho it was Father's
day, dad let mom sleep in for a few hours... he let Claire
sleep too. When they woke up, everyone joined dad for a celebration!
He got lots of nice presents and had the house decorated for
him with a nice 'card' signed by all!
They all went to church and Claire was dressed in her Sunday
best. Dad noticed Claire was getting a rash on her face. Looks
like a heat rash. Mom said it was likely from the drool on
her face and her sweating. Certainly, the thrush didn't help
matters either. It was mild, so mom opted not to worry, not
After church, Claire hung out in the air conditioning. Mom
went out to plant dad's Father's Day flowers in the pots out
front, but it was so hot... that was her last venture outside
for the day!
Mom finished cleaning the house and dad mowed the lawn and
worked on the front door a bit. Company was coming to celebrate
Father's day! Dad fixed a yummy meal, and mom made her best
mashed potatoes and garlic sticks. Friends brought over ice
cream and cake and everyone was more than full as they all
said goodnight. Big day tomorrow as Claire's big sister goes
to her first basketball camp, dad has a closing, and mom has
a new computer at work as hers had a hard disk crash on Thursday,
and she is still restoring software. Claire drank a few ounces
and drifted off to sleep. She was up again around 11pm and
dad said he would watch her while mom got some sleep so she
could take over in a few hours.
was up at 1am, then again at 3am, and then at 6am. She drank
each time and went back to sleep. Mom had her O2 canula on
her again tonight.
She was up and played a little and drank a little, but mostly
slept through the morning and afternoon.
Dad picked up some plain yogurt and mom gave her a little,
but she didn't seem particularly fond of it, so mom added
applesauce, and Claire liked it better. She had about an oz
of that. She was probably a little full still from her previous
meal, and mom didn't want to give her too much, not knowing
if she was lactose tolerant or not. Later mom made Claire
a smoothie, which is really just a 'shake' with yogurt mixed
in. It seems to make her a little more regular where BMs are
concerned, so it could well become a regular routine.
The family spent most of the day in the kids rooms, getting
rid of 90% of the toys and making room for the floor.
11lbs 6 1/2oz
was up until 2am, and mom put the oxygen canula on her little
nose. She seemed to finally be resting peacefully, until about
2:45am. That was when she woke up, and given that she'd thrown
up before she went to sleep (oh yeah, she did do that), mom
knew she wouldn't sleep too long before she got up hungry.
After eating, she settled in and slept through the rest of
the morning. When she woke up, around 9am, mom noticed the
canula was around her chin... but is certainly served its
purpose during the night, so she wasn't bothered by it.
Mom decided to keep Claire home today and see the dr. Her
cold has been keeping her up until all hours, and she had
such a good 'run' there of sleeping so well.
Mom called the dr office to see if she could get an appt.
Mom felt like Claire could be getting pneum again and didn't
want to risk it... and wanted the dr to listen to her. Claire
slept much of the day, waking only once or twice to eat, and
once in the dr office. She didn't eat really well today, but
her weight had been so good, and mom wasn't convinced she
knew how to sleep, so she let her sleep all day. Mom was fairly
certain that whether Claire slept all day, or mom kept Claire
awake all day, Claire would surely be awake all night... and
she needed sleep to fight off her cold.
The dr appt was late in the day. Claire weighed in at 11lbs,
6 1/2 oz. Mom, once again, was so very proud.
Her dr noticed thrush in Claire's mouth, and prescribed gentian
violet. It would color Claire's mouth purple (along with anything
it touches and anything Claire drools on)... but that seemed
like it would be easy enough to avoid. He also said her lungs
sounded gunkier, so he prescribed an antibiotic for that.
Claire slept through most of her appt too.
Dad picked up the prescription (and some wings for dinner)
and mom read on the Internet about the g. violet stuff. On
the bottle, it said, 'for external use only' and online it
talked about giving it to babies for thrush, but also mentioned
it was poisonous. Mom decided to hold off on that and opted
to just try some yogurt for Claire, which she was told by
some T18 moms, has active cultures that fight yeast infections,
which is what thrust is. It was pretty late at night, so mom
opted to go to bed and get the yogurt in the morning. Claire
was in bed at 10pm, but up again frequently during the night.
was up most of the night and so was mom and dad... getting
about 3-4 hours each. She went to daycare and ate fairly well,
but was very fussy with her loud, random cries. She isn't
sleeping well, not for more than an hour at a time, and just
plain uncomfortable all the time. Mom is blaming it on teeth,
and feels Claire is long overdue to have some. Mom is considering
making an appt at the dentist's office to have her mouth looked
at... but waiting for a few more days to see if that is really
what it is, and giving Claire that time to produce some teeth,
or it's off to the dentist!
Claire didn't sleep well... she was up most of the night.
slept in some, and was up to get ready for visitors after
her photo shoot and her hair appointment. She had hospice
come by and dear 'grandmother' came by too. She was well behaved
as usual, and eating very well too! Mom is just hoping everyone
will get some rest soon!
was up at 3am. She had about 2 oz of shake and layed in mom's
arms talking again. Mom really needs to get that on video!
Mom also needs a Claire-to-English translator! She was probably
keeping dad awake too with her little noises. She was looking
right at mom the whole time she was talking... it melts mom's
heart when she does that! After another 3oz, around 4:30am,
she finally looked tired, so mom put her in her bassinet...
only a few more words from her and she was settled in for
the rest of the morning.
Mom woke her for a quick sponge bath, meds and with Claire's
sibs, they were soon on their way to start their day. Claire
was asleep upon delivery to daycare. Mom took 5oz of pedialyte
and juicy juice (4oz of ped mixed with 1oz of juice) with
Claire, she had already downed one oz.
She finished the bottle and had another 3oz of shake by 1pm
(along with a one hour nap).
Overall, she had a good day eating, but a poor night sleeping.
Getting to be a routine with her, sadly.
was up at 1am. Dad was still up working on bills and other
assorted items in his 'in box'. Mom fixed her a bottle, and
she eventually finished it, about 4oz of thick shake. Claire
laid down, but was up in 30 minutes. Mom tried everything
in her box of tricks. One dose of mylacon for gas and one
dose of decongestant. Mom didn't give her Infants Advil, as
she as hoping something else would have worked. Claire was
drinking Pedialyte with juice, hoping to solve any constipation
problems. Dad came to bed around 2am, but couldn't get sleep
with Claire being the life of the party.
gave Claire a suppository at 3:30am, and by 4am, Claire had
a full diaper and now the Peanut was pretty happy with herself.
Mom laid with Claire sitting up right in her arms, and Claire
was talking and talking and looking up at mom the whole time
to be sure she was listening. As mom shut her eyes, Claire
would talk louder and mom had to look alert so Claire would
quiet down and not wake up her daddy, right next to them.
She was talking up a streak and one would think she was out
to solve the worlds problems. She was certainly very content
in mom's arms, and certainly VERY wide-awake... more than
can be said for mom. It seemed so obvious that she just needed
company. As if she gets lonely, and fusses, since, when someone
holds her, she becomes quite content, not sleepy, but content.
Mom couldn't sleep, and knew she would need some soon... she
tried fixing Claire up with Red Dog... maybe she could play
quietly with him while mom snuck in an hour or two... but
they were fighting a bit too much, and Claire was very upset
and swinging at him, or at least mom caught her with her arm
in the air, as if ready to take a swing. So mom had to hide
him behind the swing. Then Claire was unhappy with mom and
was really crying then.
By 5am, Claire was still up and ticked off... mom was pretty
exhausted and was debating whether she should just stay awake,
as her alarm would be going off soon, and she wasn't sure
she would wake up - she knew dad wouldn't!
Within minutes, dad got up to see what he could do. He picked
Claire up, laid down and put her on his chest... she immediately
quieted down. Sometime after that, he laid her on the bed
between himself and mom, and she slept... snoringly.
Mom was up at 6:30am getting the kids ready for summer camp
and getting ready for work. Claire's brother had another field
trip and had to be at camp early. Just 15 minutes before they
had to leave, everyone was ready! Mom snuck in the room where
dad and Claire were sleeping and picked her up and took her
out. Packed her bag, changed her outfit and they were all
out the door on time. Mom
was pleased.. tired, but pleased. Nothing a little creamer
(with coffee) can't take care of! Tonight Claire will likely
get her much wanted Infants Advil... and early, so everyone
will have a chance at some much needed sleep.
Mom had noticed the anti-seizure meds were a shade off from
the previous bottle. She wonders if it isn't as strong, and
the strength of the previous bottle helped her sleep better...
mom has too many middle-of-the-night hours on her hands.
Today, mom got an email from Baby Bailey and her mom. Evidently,
she is very similar to Claire, tho a couple pounds bigger,
and she is going to celebrate her one-year birthday on June
The bottom of the letter from Bailey's mom, she had a very
inspirational story that she wanted to share with Claire and
'... And... just a little inspiration for you... A 21 year
old girl who cuts hair where my family goes, just got a diagnosas
of T18. She didn't know me, but people recommended we talk.
When she came, the doctor had told her not to come back until
she was ready to abort. I talked with her and told her of
the lives these babies seem to change. We played with Bailey
and I had her read about Claire. When she left, her last words
were, "I'm keeping this child." Claire has helped
save a life and has given another baby a chance. Thank you!'...
and Thank YOU Baby Bailey too!!
At lunch, mom took Claire's anti-seizure meds to the pharmacist.
She explained how she thought that there should be more OF
the 'cream colored' med at the bottom. Before shaking the
current bottle, it is about 5% cream to 95% clearish (perhaps
the pharm's big 'vat/bottle' wasn't shaken, but closer to
the end of the bottle). She recalled it should be more like
25-30% cream to 60-75% clearish color. After explaining, she
wanted to see the bottle they pour out of. The pharm was happy
to oblige, however it was recently shaken. He said he would
refill the prescription and disappeared around the corner...
and mom thought... and then blurted out, 'don't refill from
THAT container' as it would be a bad dosage... been there,
seen that. He came back around the corner, and got a new,
unshaken bottle. He was so helpful and showed it to mom, so
she could see the correct proportions before he shook it and
refilled the prescription from the newly opened bottle. He
was so nice, mom didn't have the heart to yell at him as she
planned. Yeaaa mom, way to be the bigger person! He also took
mom's word that the proportions were wrong, as the bottle
was shaken before he saw it (rough drive over to the pharm).
The new prescription was filled and the color difference the
old bottle and new bottle was obvious! Mom rushed off to Claire's
daycare to swap out the dosage before she got her afternoon
meds... got there just in time... yeah! Claire hadn't had
a seizure (this time) since being on 'bad' bottle, thank goodness,
but mom has learned not to wait for one, as it would take
a day or so for her levels to get normal again.
Claire had a good day at daycare, drinking 14 oz of shake.
At home, she had more to drink before bed, along with meds
and Infant Advil. She drank so much she fell asleep during
her bottle. Mom put her to bed at 10pm, and went to bed at
11pm herself. Hoping for much needed rest tonight!
was up until 1am. Some rest was had. She went to church, came
home, finished her bottle and took a nap. She slept for a
few hours and mom had to go grocery shopping, so dad had strict
orders to wake her at 3pm and give her some pedialyte with
juice. He did.
Mom and dad cleaned the house most of the day and the kids
all took naps, as last night was a late night for everyone.
They were tired and didn't fight the idea too much. Claire's
brother wanted to stay up to watch the Red Sox game, and he
knew there wasn't a chance without a nap.
In the evening, friends came over for spaghetti and they have
3 kids, so the house was jumpin' with good friends and children.
Everyone had fun and was in bed at a reasonable time, except
Claire's brother... who got to watch the game. Claire went
to bed at 10pm, and mom was right behind her.
was up until 5am. A long night for mom and dad. Even Advil
didn't take the bite out of whatever was 'eating' her.
Fortunately, mom took a nap - 3 hours worth - during the day.
The family went over to friends house in the evening to swim
and had grilled burgers. It was a fun evening for all!
15 months old!
woke up at 3am, hungry. Mom fixed 5oz of banana shake and
Claire drank 3oz of it in about 20 minutes and mom put her
back to bed, she fell back to sleep very quickly.
Mom woke her up in the morning just before leaving. She gave
Claire her meds and a quick sponge bath, as Claire had been
her usual sweaty self. Then a cute outfit and clean diaper
and they were on their way. Mom had Claire's morning shake
ready, and gave it to her caregiver so she could start breakfast
as soon as she arrived, she lives within minutes of Claire's
Mom had to get Claire's big brother to camp early so he wouldn't
miss his field trip this morning with Claire's sister in tow,
and then mom set off for work.
Claire drank her whole bottle in the morning, and by 1pm had
enjoyed 4oz of carrots. Yum. Mom picked Claire up and noticed
her bottom gums were looking a little different. She felt
around, no teeth, but her gums were very 'hard' like they
were there, just not coming through.
In the evening, mom fixed her some green beans, as she was
very fussy, with hand in mouth. She wasn't too excited over
the green stuff, but had an ounce to satisfy mom. Mom rubbed
Claire's gums and Claire had such a content look on her face,
she sat still while mom rubbed away. While mom was getting
dinner ready, and cleaning the kitchen for Claire's bath,
Claire started dozing off. With a messy baby who hadn't eaten
much in the evening, mom hurried with the bath and woke Claire,
bathed her, and let her finish her green beans. At this time,
the green beans were in a bottle with a little formula to
loosen them up a bit. Mom also gave Claire a suppository,
as she hadn't had a BM in a few days.
After Claire's bottle, mom put her in her bassinet so she
could tuck in Claire's sibs. When she came back, the peanut
had fallen asleep. No sense in fighting it. Claire's sleep
time: 8:30pm. Unfortunately, mom will have to wake her in
a bit for her meds.
She took meds well, as she was up at med time, and didn't
go back to sleep.