Sunday, May 15, 2011

rantom thoughts!

I haven't heard a sermon in months. Many months. Somehow, it works out every.single.week. that Adalyn wants to nurse right when the sermon starts. Today she fell asleep while we sang, and I thought Oh BOY! Finally!! She's going to let me listen to the sermon!

Five minutes into a lesson on Ezra, she woke up and cried. So we made the walk to the nursing room (aka an empty room with a rocking chair) and enjoyed Sunday morning alone. Again. How does this always happen? Oh, my Little Toot.

I never really wanted to blog about poop, but the time has come: I'm about to blog about poop.

We're battling our first bout of constipation. Oh, when I say we, I mean Adalyn, of course! I have no idea how this has happened. I still nurse her and still feed her the same foods that she has always enjoyed. Suddenly, she poops very very hard poop. And I have to.. well, help her. I'll save you the details, my friends. I bought her Gerber prune juice and have been feeding her pears to get things moving. Poor kid has been grunting and in pain for 4 days now. I'm really at a loss of what to do. I hope things just.. correct themselves? Poor Little Toot.

Only four Sundays left in Kentucky. That makes it seem EXTREMELY close - does it not?! I can't believe that I only have 4 Sundays left here at my home church! Ack! Time is ticking away!

Adalyn thinks Mark is hilarious. When we Skype, especially on the iPad (where she can see him much better), she just smiles continually and laughs at him. I think they'll get along great.

While typing this blog post, Little Toot opened the desk drawer (she's in my lap) and is rummaging through items in the top drawer. Who is this kid, and how did she get to be so big?

It breaks my heart.
I need a newborn.

Sigh :)

I threw Adalyn on my back the other day.
It was way too much fun.


  1. Riley's pediatrician recommended a table spoon of White Karo Syrup for constipation. I'm not exactly sure how it works, but it was the ONLY thing that would work for her when she was constipated as an infant. Now that she is older, he tells my sister to give her Gripe Water, which has also helped. I'm not sure if infants can have Gripe Water or not. Poor Adalyn, hope she feels better soon.

  2. She is such a doll. I can't believe how big she's getting and I totally understand that need for them to be little again, but you love at the same time that they are getting big and learning new things. Did you use your Moby to put her on your back? Thanks to you, I bought myself a Moby for baby number #3 and its my best friend for carrying my preemie around.

  3. My nephews have all used karo syrup, but Ad can't have it bc she is EBF andonly sips out of sippys. Good news is that her poop is fixed! Yay!!! :) and I have not put her on my back with the Moby, but I am going to VERY soon! I can't wait!

  4. Shannon,
    Ava used to have terrible constipation problems as well. Glycerin suppositories did the trick! Our pediatrician told us to do it and it worked wonders! The tub of them say they're for ages 2-4 I think, but the doc said to cut it in half and give it to her. Within 15-20 minutes we were changing a poopy diaper!