Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The difference between normal and mito

Funny little reminders every day of how my two kids are amazing, and amazingly different.

Quinn bear, as Will calls her, is now 4 months and 1 week old.

She had her 4 month check up last Tuesday and got all her shots - one of which I think made her stomach upset as she ran a fever and puked. We're in the clear, but I can't tell you how weird it was to not immediately report to the ER as we have to do with Will.

I also space Will's shots out so he doesn't get everything at one time, with her I am more comfortable doing them all at once (not looking for a debate in comments here on vaccine's, thanks though!)

I gave her a pop of motrin, pushed fluids, monitored her pee diapers and did a lot of worrying. I guess the only change was that we did that at home, instead of in the ER with an IV in Will.

I have to keep reminding myself that it's okay to react this way. The on call pediatrician said that as long as she peed every 8 hours we were okay. I was like, WHAT?! EIGHT HOURS??? Then I reminded myself that this is Quinn, not Will.

She also tried oatmeal for the first time... I don't think any landed in her stomach, but a lot around her face / mouth.

Photo taken by Will... 

She must have liked it somewhat because she spent some time licking her bib. 

Trying to get her to spend more time on her belly... it's tricky because she has such nasty reflux that finding the optimal time when she's not tired, hungry, eating, sleeping or digesting... 


  1. Quinn is SO CUTE! We have got to get our girls together soon. Yes, I agree it's both strange and wonderful not to pack for the ER at the first sign of illness. It's a bizarre world we live in.

  2. Somehow I didn't see this post until today. Your kids are stunning. Wow. So gorgeous. My kids always hated tummy time. Felt like I was torturing them. Milena would struggle and fuss and Vincent would just go to sleep. hahaha. Lazy bum. Milena had crazy reflux too. I had puke down my back at least 2x a day. whole stomach projectile. EUW. I didn't know it wasn't just normal spit up until Vincent came along and I saw just how abnormal that all was. Sigh. My friend who had a pukey baby went to the doctor about it, and his advice was "wear patterns" (so the puke wasn't as visible. hahaha.). Love seeing pics of your cuties!