I'm a little bit behind with updates, after the rough week we've had. Ella is 7 weeks old today, but I want to talk about our 6-week check-up appointments that we had.
On Tuesday last week, we went to the paed. I'm using the paed that assisted with the birth and did Ella's checks in hospital, dr Angela, at Kloof hospital. She's really sweet and I like her lots. I really liked dr Marleen Engelbrecht who I took Mia to, but just not keen on Unitas hospital though.
At six weeks, Ella weighs 4.6kg (2.8 at birth), and 55cm long (50cm at birth) - so she's been growing a lot already, gosh!
The paed recommended that we get a nebuliser to help Ella's snotty nose, and she prescribed a 3% saline solution to nebulise with, as well as some Betnusol nose drops to use for a few days to help clear her up.
On Wednesday I took Ella to the baby clinic for her vaccinations. Poor little one, she was so brave with the first injection and didn't make a sound, but then the nurse said the second one stings, and poor Ella cried and cried. Luckily my big dose of Rescue Remedy helped me keep it together! She didn't have any bad side effects from the vacs, in fact, opposite, she slept really well for the two nights following them, giving us a long stretch of 6-7 hours between night feeds! She was a little bit grumpy on the second day's afternoon and evening, but other than that, no other symptoms. Yay!
Thursday was my turn to see Dr Jacquie Grassie for my check-up. She prescribed Eglonyl tablets for me to use to up my milk production (although now feeling sceptical about them after reading that many women gained weight while on Eglonyl, eeeek!) and she has also recommended that instead of going back on the pill, I have the mirena put in. I'm still doing some research to decide yay or nay, but so far I'm thinking yes, going to keep my appointment for the end of the month.
I'm having a tough time putting my weight loss plans into action - there's just no time for me to go to the gym, and why does healthy food take so much longer to plan and prepare!! I'm working on it though, and feeling positive that I'll get my mind set right soon.
And there's another morning gone by in the blink of an eye, let me get out of my slippers and into my shoes so I can go fetch Mia from school. So much for having enough time for a gym session before fetching her...