Friday, June 22, 2012

Checking up on Isla Rae...

Today, little Isla had her 2 week check up (3 days overdue). We got some amazing news that the thrush has cleared up beautifully! She still has to continue taking her medication, so please keep her in your thoughts and prayers that the side effects subdue and her poor tiny tummy can find some relief. The pain cries are the worst! Heart wrenching!

She showed off her lungs with loud screams to our wonderful doctor, Dr. Shulstad. She also shared those same vocals with us all the way home in her car seat scream machine. Maybe she will grow up to be a remarkable singer...

Dr. Shulstad didn't mind though. He is so wonderful with her. I couldn't be happier with our decision to choose Charlotte Pediatric Clinic. Dr. Shulstad was the First Chief of Staff for Levine Children's Hospital, past President of Charlotte Peds Society and one of Charlotte Magazine's "Best Doctors."

We visit the main location and our experience with the doctors, nurses and lactation consultant, Jan Ellen Brown, have been outstanding thus far. Jan Ellen has helped us tremendously in ensuring we are starting our nursing journey out right from day one. They are all so compassionate, knowledgeable and really take their time explaining everything. It's one of the few doctor's offices I've visited where the visit doesn't seem rushed. Oh and not to mention the wait time is remarkable! I've been to plenty of doctors where the waiting portion alone took an hour. Thus far, we've been able to be in and out in an hour or less.

Today, we received the best report for Isla Rae yet! No more biliruben concerns, jaundice is no longer a worry. Thrush has cleared up for now, so as soon we finish her medication we will be able to put that behind us. Also, I think I've mentioned before one of the nurses referred to her as a "robust little girl" and she is still holding this nickname in the office. Those little chubby cheeks and rolls of hers weighted in at 9lbs and 3ozs today (well technically 9lbs and 2.6ozs, which her real birth weight was 8lbs 2.6ozs). Now we just have to work on getting her on a regular schedule... or at least somewhat of a schedule.

She is a very healthy girl and we couldn't be more thankful!! My mom always told me her wish for me was to have the 3 H's. Happy, Health and Heaven. We're so grateful our little pumpkin is healthy and getting stronger and healthier every day. Now...if we can just get rid of these gas pains she will be happy too....

I'm here! Fashionably late of course...


Look Momma, I have a belly button!

Here I am this week...

And here I am today looking so pretty for my doctor's visit!



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