A great friend that Katie shares a bday with did a little dairy & wheat free shopping for us. This awesome box arrived in the mail earlier this week and it was full of baking mixes and snacks. All safe for our little Bugs. It's so awesome to have friends lift you up when you just feel like you can't take anymore. Thanks so much, Trisha.
My favorite things were the Healthy Times snacks. I had been searching and searching for safe teething biscuits and never found any. I was so excited to give her one and she loved it!
We saw Katie's gastro again on Wednesday. She felt like we weren't seeing enough improvement, especially considering we're using the prevacid 2x/day. She's going to do an egd and a flex sig. She'll be looking for what might be causing the reflux and take some biopsies to test for allergies. I thought I'd be way more excited at the prospect of answers, but instead I'm freaking out a little, that's my baby! We're scheduled on 3/25. She'll be npo for 6 hours before which will be tough, but I was happy to hear she can nurse up to four hours before. This gastro seems really supportive of me continuing to nurse, which I'm very thankful for. All of this comes at just the right time because I discovered yesterday that Katie has lost weight again, 6oz since last month. I specifically weigh her at my mom's office on the same scale every month so that I know it's consistent. It really stresses me out when this happens.
Lastly, I just realized that when I posted about Katie's birthday, it never entered my mind about how she was born. While I was pregnant, I really struggled with the impending birth. I wanted a VBAC, but in the end, scheduled a section on my due date so that I could be able to have a special nurse by my side. I knew I could guarantee the best experience possible by scheduling for 2/22, but had I waited, the outcome would have been up in the air. I really feel like I made the right decision and was very lucky to have the support of a great husband and wonderful friend. I'll probably always long for a vbac...I guess there's always next time, if there is a next time. :-)
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