"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Few New Things

1. After dinner today we noticed that Rachel's fontanel was sunken more than we have ever seen before.  It was very pronounced. The nurse saw it too and said that this is usually a sign of dehydration.  Later on (after a good feeding) when the doctor stopped by, her fontanel had already popped back up:)  She agreed with the nurse and also added that sometimes this can also happen in babies when they are upright for a long time (ie. gravity) But she has been drinking and peeing alright so it's not a big concern.  I wonder if this is just a result of her taking in so little fluids after those spells. 

2. Rachel likes peas! Actually today she did really well eating cereal.  I did oatmeal and prune once and later oatmeal with peas.  Hopefully this won't stop her up more.  She was really unhappy this evening and I wonder if the peas weren't sitting well in her tummy?  I was a bit worried for awhile but thankfully she did fall asleep.  We are also putting pure adult prune juice in her milk now. (before it was an apple/prune mix) I hope this does the trick!

Overall, it was a good day. I had Rachel giggling for quite a while...I was biting her hand and making growling noises and she keep trying to stick her hand back into my mouth for more.  She has such a playful spirit:)


Valerie Ruth said...

sounds good :) glad your sunshine is beaming again!

On God's path said...

absolutely wonderful. Thanks Kendra for keeping all your readers in the loop. Continually praying for you all.

paige said...

i am always grateful when i read these posts... What a Tender Loving God - to give a reprieve - and baby giggles - to the ones He loves.
ps - love, love, love your play list.

Brenda Funk said...

I should think the peas would be very good for her elimination problems -- but they may make her a bit gassy as they are a legume after all. As for the prune juice -- I think adding apple to prune juice would just about neutralize it's effectiveness -- apple is a bit 'constipator'.
It's exciting to hear that she is trying different foods!

Anonymous said...

your Mom told me about your blog. after reading your entries my heart just goes out to your family. May God be extra near to you during these days of anxiousness. I will keep praying for you.