Sunday, July 19, 2009

just another day in poop/puke/pee-adise

Just a quick note... very sleepy.

I have a cute video of Jonah "talking," but my laptop is being stupid, and won't let me upload... so you'll have to wait a while on that one. Sorry. That was my plan for today's post, so I don't have many words.

Jonah continues to eat better and he's still taking a kick-butt nap in the afternoons (usually about three hours). Woot-woot! I'm hoping as he's able to eat more, we can gradually push him to an every four hours schedule, rather than every three. But for now, I'm feeding him when he's hungry.

We had a nice weekend. Went to Putt-Putt (just to watch) last night. It was our church's Junior High night out, and since Matt and I help with Jr. High kids (or used to at least), we went to see everyone. Jen and Jude were there, so we got the J Team back together for a little outdoor reunion. It was a much cooler day here yesterday, so it was nice to be outside.

And an "Oh no he didn't" moment for today: It was 10:35 (Church starts at 11), and we had Jonah in his car seat, strapped in, ready to head out the door, and he projectile vomited the whole three ounces he had just taken all over his outfit, the car seat, and his arm bandages. So we had to clean the car seat as best we could, febreeze it down (Man, that formula STINKS!), and change his arm bandages and outfit. So thirty minutes later we were ready to go. But we still went, and I'm glad we did even though Baby Jo and I only caught two songs and spent the rest of the time out in the lobby. But I count getting through the doors as a major success.

He's also peed on us about five or six times today and had two major blowouts. One of the times he peed, I was changing him on our bed, so he peed all over our comforter and Gabe's teddy bear from the hospital. I had to wash his bear by hand and started crying feeling like I might wash Gabe off (even though I'm sure the bear smells more like Patrice drool than Gabe... it was still hard). So anyway, it's been a good but long day.

I'm going to bed... you know once my comforter gets washed and dried. Sigh.


Laura A said...

Hang in there, Patrice! Jonah - way to go on the nap!!

We had a cooler day in TX today,too - a balmy 93! But at least we got some rain.

This week, I'll pray that Jonah's good eating continues, and that you and Matt will have a peaceful week. Hope you rest well tonight!


Sewconsult said...

May I give you a virtual hug? (((HUG)))

These little folks need warning bells or flashing lights to foretell those bodily emissions.
Beckie in TN

Mimmy said...

Sounds like you had an "explosive" day. If you get the chance, sometime at church, tell my brother, Chris Kelley that we are "blog family". Since you know my nephes Daniel, my niece Sara Jo, and my sister, Tracy, I feel like we really are family.

Take care and tell Jonah I'm glad he's eating better, sleeping better and "doing all things natural" very well.

God bless and love you to Heaven and back,

Aunt Joyce, Mimmy, Joyce Smith

Rachaellh said...

Sorry that you had such a crazy day. My friend just had a baby and I warned her that there is something about baby explosions and heading to church. Anything that can go wrong definitely will on Sunday mornings.

I had a blanket that was my first daughter's that passed away May 31, 2006. For the longest time I didn't want anything to happen to it, but eventually I let go and let Emerson enjoy it. Now it brings such joy to see my 2nd daughter getting to carry around the blanket. We already talk to her about her big sister and how much she is loved from us and from heaven.

I am praying for you that tomorrow will be calm and a little less poopy. :)

Anonymous said...

And to think this all happened in one day!

Little Gabe is still there, but I totally get what you are feeling.


Zack Troop said...

Oh my gosh, I can veiw your blog again! I havn't been able to for a while. Please give Jonah a soft hug from us.
KaDee and Zack

jaime s said...

Haven't read in a while...I miss Jonah! Couple things...
1) You look beautiful! Skinny indeed! Great family beach pics!
2) Jonah continues to steal my heart..what a cutie!
3) Formula coupons...I couldn't nurse so I ALWAYS asked at EVERY doctors appt. if they had any free samples. They ALMOST ALWAYS did. They are the smaller size cans but still free was AWESOME. I'd ask any pediatrician friends of yours b/c they are always getting samples of formulas to give to patients. We also bought the big cans at Costco. They give out their own coupons too. Ask your children's minister at church to put an announcement in the bulletin or email to have people bring them in. So many of my friends who could nurse would save them for me since they didn't need them.
4) Love the Scrabble post!
5) Praying for you all!

Anonymous said...

In no time your nose will no longer be able to smell the formula. I used to gag making the bottles and do my best to breathe through my mouth so I wouldn't have to smell it. Now, even if I hold the formula up to my nose and take a big whiff I can't smell it. Weird, huh?

Anyway, glad to hear Jonah is doing well, even though he's been keeping you on your toes :)


Anonymous said...

Wow! In bed by 10:00! Wish I could go to bed that early and actually go to sleep. No matter how little sleep I get I still cannot go to sleep at a decent hour at night! So excited you are getting to go to bed early and sleep at least a solid 5 or 6 hours! Sounds like you all have had a nice weekend. I am so glad the formula seems to be working well! Sounds like that means nothing internal going on which is wonderful news to hear!

It was a balmy 78 here in was nice to play outside and not sweat and this kind of weather is perfect for Jonah!

Hugs to all of you and lots of prayers!

Anonymous said...

We decided that Alimentum smells like stale McDonald's french fries. Especially when they are cold and leftover in the bag overnight in your car. Yep, definitely stale McDonald's fries.

the-mommy-person said...

I have a bear too. Samuel's bear we call it, though they gave it too us after he was taken by the funeral director so it was never with him. You are a daily inspiration Patrice! Hugs and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Patrice, I find myself laughing at your tale of your Sunday morning. Jonah looked so cute yesterday when you all arrived at church, and it was almost like he was proud of all he had done to "help" you get ready. Those beautiful blue eyes are hypnotic! And he is growing so much. You are doing just as God would have you to do.
Sandy W.

Toni :O) said...

My oh my, what a day you had! Hang in there, it does eventually get easier. That's awesome about the formula and naps...whatever works right? As I always say, nap when that baby'll feel so much more refreshed and the house and cleaning will always be there regardless...Momma needs her sleep in order to care for her sweet baby!

Tricia said...

I am sorry about Gabe's bear. Praying for you this week.

Stacey said...

I'm sooooo excited that your blog is back up. I'm a mom of 13 (2 little boys and 11 little angels above - one named Emma Grace). Your blog is inspiring and I'm amazed my your faith. I absolutely LOVE the pictures of Jonah...he's so precious. What a miracle!

Kirsten said...

aww sweetie... i remember thoe days when it just seems like nothing goes right with a baby... just remember, it'll pass. things will get easier. and then you'll look back and wonder where your precious little baby went, and who gave you this questioning, into-everything toddler. -hugs-

Nancy said...

That is always the way!! Every time you're headed out the door, the little ones like to mess with your plans!

I meant to comment the other day about your couponing... Freecycle is a great way to request formula coupons. Our freecycle in PA always have coupon givers/requesters.

Sandy said...

You are so precious.

Continuing to pray,
Sandy in King

Anonymous said...

Glad some things are going better. I know that it was hard to wash the bear. That would about kill me too. Vomit, pee, poop. It comes with the territory but it sure does seem like it is "worse" with formula. Glad you still went to church. That was a good thing. Effort counts at times like these! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait for the video! Jennifer in Southeast, NC

brittany mills said...

What a day!! Still thinking about you and praying daily. I ran into one of my friends from high school the other day with Sarah and she said "Hey aren't you Jonah's aunt?" and proceeded to tell us about how her mom was obsessed with Jonah. Cracked me up :) The Lord is on your side. Love you friend!

Fun fact: I always mess up these word verifications underneath the place where you type comments and then have to type them all over every time. It's because "flawasu" isn't really a word and the f and l run together and look like a B. Geez.

Anonymous said...

So, I saw on your post that you are now using disposable diaper... and, you my friend are a Targetholic like myself... you SO have to try their diapers - they are SO CUTE!! And they work just as good as huggies or pampers (and are a LOT cheaper) - can you ask for better than that??!

Just had to tell you about it!

Andrea Hauser

Wanda Wilkinson said...

Sounds like you are getting a big dose of normal baby things..Isn't it wonderful that everything Jonah is doing is 100% baby, nothing to do with EB (except the bandages). LIke others have said, they always have "special" surprises for us when you are trying to get out the door.

Glad to hear about the long naps, the eating without issues & sleeping through the night. It doesn't get much better than that, especially when he is not quite 5 month old...AWESOME!!!!!

Love those pictures of the little man & mom & dad, I am waiting for the video, I have played the other one you posted almost daily..I love watching & hearing JOnah.

Take care, lots of hugs, kisses & prayers

Anonymous said...

Both of my boys had to use Alimentum and it always cost more for formula than for the rest of my grocery bill. My last son was even allergic to ingredients in the powder form so we had to only use the liquid "gold". My wonderful pediatricians office always gave 2 free cans when we went and coupons. I signed my whole family up to get coupons and contacted RossSimons the manufacture and they sent me coupons. Both of my children outgrew their milk allergy by their 18 month birthday. I cried too when I had to quit breastfeeding, but they ate better, slept better and cried so much LESS!!

Lorraine-bo said...

Glad Jonah's taking better naps!

Sounds like a rough day. Praying tomorrow is a better one.

Amye Jo said...

I was reading your post about formula. We have a special needs child that is 20 months and she was also on alimentum for a period of time. Our pediatrician used to give us all the alimentum they would get from the formula reps. So ask your ped or the nurses about that, they even started asking the reps for more alimentum and I would get phone calls all the time that they had formula at the office they were holding for us to come and pick up. It helped a lot, just a thought.

Claire said...

Oooh, lots of hugs sweetie! Hope you got a grand night's sleep.


Anonymous said...

Still keeping up with you guys! Glad to hear things are going good!! I know all those little crazy moments seem like they happen at the WORST times, but I PROMISE that is just how babies work! lol!! Mine have BOTH done stuff like that and my 18 month old STILL poops at the most inopportune times. =) Y'all are doing great, and I'm proud of you for being faithful to the Lrod through going to church. So many would use it as an excuse. Hang in there, though. The Lord WILL bless you b/c of your obedience!

Erin said...

Oh, one of those days....... I hope you are feeling more rested today! I don't know how you do all that you do to take care of precious Jonah. My children are all grown now, but I remember when I had to switch my first born to formula and I received alot of negative comments from people and it just hurt so badly. But you know what he started sleeping so well and he got into a normal schedule and made life so much easier. I'm glad that the formula is working out well. I love visiting your blog you have such a wonderful family you seem to have such a sweet spirit and husband is just a doll. Hope you have a great week!

Keri said...

I'd try contacting the formula company directly and see if they can offer some assistance because of Jonah's condition!

Keep your head high! I always sit back and remind my self that in the moment the day was crazy/messy but it could be a lot worse!

Stay strong! Your baby is handsome!

SweetP said...

Not sure if it will help, but we found the Similac Sensitive RS formula helped our dd with her reflux symptoms the best when we had to supplement and eventually had to completely switch to formula. They used to only sell this in the bottles, but it is now available in powder form. You might ask about whether you should give that a shot when you discuss all of this with Jonah's dr's and the nutritionist.