Monday, March 30, 2009

Weaning

Sadly, I think my milk is drying up. Makenna still wants to nurse and I still want to nurse her but I don't know if I'm going to have that choice. Last night I nursed her at bedtime and then DJ put her down. A few minutes later she started crying. After about 10 minutes he went and got her and I put her in bed with me. She still cried so I nursed her again. I still couldn't get her to go to sleep. I knew she didn't feel good so I had DJ get some Motrin. She sucked that down like she was hungry. So I gave her a bottle of milk (she is drinking whole milk now when she doesn't get breast milk). She drank about 4oz. Then she went to sleep. She woke up about 2 hours later. I tried to nurse her but she would only nurse for a few seconds and then pop off and cry. So DJ gave her a bottle and she drank 4oz. I had to give her a bottle twice today after I nursed her. I really wanted her to go straight from nursing to the sippy cup but she doesn't like the sippy cups very much and I can't get her to take very much milk from them. She drinks a little bit but not as much as she needs. I'm going to continue to nurse her and if she continues to need milk afterward that then I will probably start weaning her. Although it probably won't take much because I'm not making much milk. She did nurse very well this morning and didn't want a bottle afterward so if we can we will probably hang onto that one for a while. I'm very sad about this. Especially because we both aren't ready. It's not a choice we made, my body just won't cooperate. I know most people will say that she is one years old and needs to be weaned anyway but I disagree with that. I had plans to continue to nurse for a while and now I don't think that will happen. I'm very sad about this but there isn't much I can do about it. We will continue to try to nurse for a while and see how it goes. I also hope to get rid of the bottle for good very soon. If anyone has any suggestions on how to get her take the sippy cup I'm all ears. We have tried several different kinds, even the straw kind but it doens't seem to make a difference. I'm going to work hard over the next month to get rid of the bottle. In the meantime I will try to deal with my sadness and hopefully get to nurse for a little while longer.

Ear Infection

Makenna has had a fever on and off since Friday. She has been putting her finger in her right ear and messing with that ear since then also. She is such a good baby that she doesn't let you know when she feels bad. She is still playing but you can tell by looking at her eyes that she doesn't feel good. She has also lost her appetite. She normally eats very well but the last few days she hasn't eaten much at all. So today I took her to the doctor and they said she had an ear infection. She said it wasn't a terrible one and if she didn't have symptoms she wouldn't treat her. But she said her ear drum was red and a little dull and since she had symptoms she was going to go ahead and treat her. So she gave us a prescription for an antibiotic. She said it could take 48 hours to work. She didn't sleep very much last night so hopefully tonight will be better. She is very tired today and looks miserable so I hope the medicine works quickly.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Poopy In The Tub

DJ was giving Makenna a bath the other night when he called for me to go in there. There was a rag on the side of the tub and he said there was poop in it. It was just a little bitty piece, no problem. So I flushed it and put the rag in the laundry. About 5 minutes later he called for he again. When I went in there Makenna was standing up in the tub and DJ looked at me and said, "We have a floater and I don't know what to do." I didn't quiet know what he meant at first. Then I looked in the tub and there were two very large pieces of poop. It was very funny! I was very surprised to see this because she has never pooped in the tub before. I guess we are lucky to have gotten through a whole year with no poop in the tub. So, needless to say I cleaned it up and then I had to wash all of her toys and clean the bath tub. It was a very eventful night!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Makenna's Birthday Party

We had Makenna's birthday party on Saturday March 14. My whole family except Natalie and her husband and DJ's whole family were here plus Chris, Shannon, and their son Nash. We had a house full. My mom made lots of wonderful food and we stuffed our faces, including Makenna. Then she opened her presents. Wow, there were a lot of presents. She had a great time. She got lots of toys and clothes. We were so excited to see her eat a piece of cake. She was so funny. She tried to be very careful. She just took a little bit of icing off and ate it. As she kept going she got more daring and at the end she was eating a handful of icing. But she never would eat the cake. So DJ took a piece off and fed it to her and she did not like it at all. So, after that she didn't want any more cake. It was too funny. She wasn't very interested in opening her gifts. She didn't really know what to do. I think there was so much she was just overwhelmed. So I opened up her gifts and then she started playing with them. Her favorite thing was the cards. She just wanted to play with the cards. I had to hide them from her so she would play with her other toys. It was a very fun day but we were all very tired. It was wonderful to have everyone here to celebrate her first birthday. Thank you to everyone. Makenna loves all her presents and we appreciate everything you gave her. We love you all. Here are the pictures of her party.


Nash, Chris and Shannon's son. This is Makenna little friend.

Eating the good food her Nana made.


Birthday girl with Mommy.



Her Mimi got her a princess luggage set with her name on it. It is so cute!!


Sitting with her Uncle Greg and Aunt Jessica.

Nana got her a mailbox with her name on it.

This is a very cool toy her Aunt Jessica, Uncle Greg, Uncle Phillip and Aunt Whitney gave her.






Eating birthday cake for the first time.


This is an adorable princess patio set her Mamaw Callahan got her.

She loves to play with all her cards.

Grandma, Grandpa and birthday girl.

Nash Horton, he is so cute!

Mamaw and Papaw Heavener.

Makenna and Nash.


She made a mess!



Look at all her presents!!

A barn with little people that her Grandma and Grandpa got her. She loves it.



All her clothes and other misc things she got! There was too much to take pictures of!

Thank you everyone for everything!! We can't thank you all enough. We love you all!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Makenna

Makenna's first birthday was Friday March 13. We had her party on Saturday. I will post pictures of her party very soon. I can't believe a year has gone by so fast. It's amazing how fast a year can go by and how much your life can change in one year. We worked so hard to get pregnant with Makenna and at times we thought it would never happen. And look at us now. So much has changed over the last year. She has grown so much and is starting to lose that baby look. She has brought us so much joy over the past year and we look forward to another year with our precious daughter. Being Makenna's mom has been the best experience of my life. I wouldn't trade it for anything. Thank you Jesus for sending us this precious blessing. It is our honor and privilege to get to be her parents. May we raise her the way the Lord intended. Here is a look back at how it all started.











WE LOVE YOU MAKENNA!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Houston, We Have A Tooth!

Makenna has had a spot on her bottom gums for the past few weeks that felt like she was going to get a tooth. DJ's mom kept her on Monday and when she brought her home she told me Makenna's tooth had broken through. I felt it and there it was!!! A tooth!!! Wow!! I can't believe she's old enough to have a tooth. I know most babies have several teeth by the time they are here age, but I still can't believe it. I have been anticipating/dreading this day for several months. I know from my friend Alison that breastfeeding a baby with teeth can be very painful. So I'm not exactly excited about this but at the same time I knew this day would come. I keep feeling her gums to make sure it is real. So, another mileston in her life has passed. Sad and happy at the same time. That seems to be my feelings about everything in her life. Sad and happy at the same time. On a more crappy note, I have sick since Saturday. Not just sick, I mean seriously sick!! Like someone please put me out of my misery kind of sick. I have had to call in to work the last two days. Anyone who knows me knows I must be really sick because I don't call in to work very often. I am feeling better today except for one thing, my congestion. That is gettting worse by the minute. I'm not just talking about congestion. I'm talking about the snot runny out of my nose because I can't even sniff it up (sorry for the gross description). Even nose spray doesn't work. So enough about my crappy stuffy nose. A tooth, I just can't believe it.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Singing Dog

I know I have already posted a video of Makenna with her singing dog that my mom got her for Valentine's Day. But I thought this video was cute. This day she thought the dog was funny and played with it.


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