Thursday, March 12, 2009

More Time!!

Thursday was a great day, which followed a not so great day.

Let me start with the great day news...
I'm now off work until May 22nd. YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

I got word from my HR department that now, in the state of Washington, short term disability time (that you get when you have a baby) and FMLA (that you get when you bring a baby home, adopt a baby, need to care for an immediate family member or yourself) do not run concurrent - they must run separately.

What does that mean for me? Previously my company (and I) thought they ran concurrently and I was due to return to work on April 6th. Now, I'll be off work until May 22nd.

6 more weeks home with my little munchkin!!! I feel so blessed that I have a company and boss supportive of that time and SO blessed that Jim and I are in the financial position to be able to afford me being off. YIPEEEEEEEEE

Now, for the challenges of the two days. Little Miss has been having some odd colored poop (yeahhh, you're reading the blog of a new mom, we're going to talk about poop sometimes) and has a strong tendency toward gasiness and spit up. On Wednesday, about 2 pm, little miss started crying hysterically. Usually I'm able to calm her....but she wouldn't settle. She cried her little eyes out until she passed out at midnight. I went over to my in laws for dinner - and nothing any of us tried would calm her. I drove her around - no go. She drank her bottle, sort of, but threw all of it up. Ugh...poor baby :( :(

Usually she wakes up somewhere between 3 - 5 depending on when I was able to get her down wanting to eat and change. However, on Thursday, I was the one who woke up first, at 7:30!!!! I tried to give her a bottle and she didn't want any part of it. So, I let her go back to bed. This seemed a bit strange to me - so I called her doctor at 8. They agreed and we went in for a visit. The verdict was that it was either (a) a bug (b) the beginnings of colic (ohh, please no!) or (c) she might have an allergy to cow's protein and is reacting to it via my breast milk (ohhh, REALLY, please no!!).

We came home and she literally slept all day - which is completely unusual for her. She did wake up in the evening for a bit and was a bit fussy and projectile vomited her bottle onto me during Grey's Anatomy (apparently she thinks the Izzy storyline is ridiculous as well) and then went right back to sleep. She slept hard all night and woke up at 5 this morning for her bottle, but with a dry diaper that right now, I'm attributing to the fact that she projectiled her bottle before bed. We'll see...but because of all that, I'm leaning toward a bug. My poor baby...her first little bug :( :(

At any rate, we have her two month check up on Monday - so we'll be able to check back in with the doctor and see what she has to say after we monitor her for the weekend.

Let's all pray bug....and be shocked that my littlest is going to be two whole months old next week.


craigandstacy said...

That sounds like a bug to me - which is terrible but better than colic. fingers crossed for you both.
I can't believe she's 2 months either! We do need to GTG soon!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that little girl is not feeling well! I hope you are getting some sleep. Awesome news on the extended time off!


DeborahSW said...

Aww, poor Maddy! Hopefully it'll pass and it's not the "C" word, I hear that's awful.

Rachel 'The housewife' said...

I'm glad that you took her in to the Dr's. When I hear of that situation, it reminds me of when Lucas had his bowel obstruction. I don't think that its even possible for miss Maddie, but it sounded excatly like what we went through before the ER.

Anyway, I'm not sure how I feel about you thinking that the Izzy story line in lame. I kind of like it. Not sure whats gonna happen though. The whole Denny thing was weird, I'll give you that.

Oh and YEA for May. That is so cool. GO WA!!