Thursday, March 27, 2008

poop scare...

Warning: for those faint of heart or those who'd rather not read about our daughter's stool changes, :) please disregard this message.

Okay, so NO amount of higher education prepares you for the new, glorious world of poop when you have a child. Does anyone agree with me here? Who knew that I'd be spending my time researching POOP online?! But after our travels on Tuesday, (I'll spare you the graphic details here...) let's just say the poop changed to a totally different color in the rainbow AND texture, and it had us wondering. Seriously, who KNEW the wide array of colors this stuff comes in? ha ha

So after I (Amy) go online and start reading about this specific poop color & texture, (gosh, I can't believe I'm typing this for the world to see, either...) it starts scaring me when it's under the paragraph that says "WHEN TO WORRY." Well, great! So I called the doc's office first thing this morning and after actually having to go to the office and yes, HAND DELIVER the poopy diaper to them, they took a look and said, "Oh yeah, that's normal. Something's just going on in her gut, but it's normal." Wow. You really do learn something new every day.

But while we were at the doc's office anyway, we did an offical weigh-in, and guess what?!? At 5 1/2 weeks old, she's now 11 lbs, 8 oz!
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  1. AWW.... yea I totally agree with you.. but trust me it only gets worse from here on out... Once she starts eating real food, oh man im telling you. Sometimes I swear Brayden's is worse than a grown man... I joke that I need to wear a HAZMAT suit!! But thank goodness everything was ok!!! She looks like an angel in the pictures, just so peaceful!

  2. 11lbs., 8 oz., that is great! Vincent is 13lbs., 8 oz. at 6 months. She needs to teach him how to put on the pounds.

  3. Isn't it funny the things that you end up talking about when you're a Mommy? Believe me, I've been there. And I remember when E was really tiny, we had a period of time where she was NOT pooping - and that was weird and scary too. The sweet nurse on the nurseline said "it should be ok, but when she finally does go...look out!"...she was right! :-)

  4. To others this might be TMI, but not our sweet Caroline.