Katie had her appointment with pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat doctor yesterday. He asked a ton of questions and said he would have to scope Katie to verify the Laryngomalacia. He said the easiest way to do it is for me to hold her arms down with my arm across her chest and I held her head with my other hand. He said if she is still, it would be quick and that it would be the easiest on her. I held her and tried not to cry as he stuck the scope through her nose and down her throat. She did cry very loudly for a couple minutes, but then she calmed down and it was over. He did confirm the "floppy voicebox" diagnosis. He stated she will get a little louder for a couple months as she gets more feisty, but it should go away before 18 months. He said "we are now going to leave your healthy daughter alone". It was good to finally get the final determination and know that it is temporary. People do ask why she breathes so loudly, and you know some people are down right nosy, but oh well.
Katie has has her hip ultrasound tomorrow. Because she is first born, a girl and she was breech, they want to make sure her hips are okay. All doctors say from her movement, she is fine, but they want just want to make sure she does not need a brace. Boy, it has been a busy week for my little girl. Next week is her two month doctor check. It will be interesting to see her stats. She is definitely getting heavier.
As for a schedule, Katie is eating about 5 oz 5 times a day. She wakes up around 6:00 am for a bottle and goes to sleep after until about 9:30 a.m. She has a bottle between 10 and 10:30, sleeps for about an hour and is up until around 2 to 2:30. She gets another bottle then and maybe sleeps an hour and a half between then and when she gets her next bottle around 6:30 to 7. After that bottle, she is usually awake until her last bottle between 10:30 to 11:30 when she goes to sleep until around 6.
I go back to work on March 2nd, so I'm sure the schedule will change due to that. I have to meet with our daycare provider next week to discuss the "floppy voicebox", to make sure she is comfortable with the noises she makes. I don't know why she wouldn't be, but we don't want her to worry, so she will meet Katie and we have some info on the condition.
RIO - Please don't beat yourself up. We are all new at this, and I know your bean's neck will be fine. I really wish they did have a manual to hand out when you leave the hospital. In the hospital, they told us we were overfeeding Katie and that is why she was gassy. After we left, she wasn't gaining weight fast enough and doctor told us we were underfeeding her. It is very frustrating. Your trip sounds wonderful, I am jealous. I am tired of being cold, and that darned groundhog says 6 more weeks of winter. LOL
CT - I had a polyp in my utuerus a few years ago and had to have it surgically removed. The recovery was not very hard, and I hope it does not delay your IVF long at all.
Loopie - You are on for Spring
Charlie 78 - Welcome and congratulations!
Jomae - Katie's full name is Katherine Sue Ann. She has two middle names, but will mostly be known as Katie Sue. We originally were going to have her middle name be Jennifer after our IVF RN. We learned early on that our RE was brilliant and knew his stuff, but it was the RN that gets you through the hard times, answering all the questions, holding hands and so on. But, my mother passed away when I was 9 weeks pregnant, so we changed her middle name to what she was called. Her name was Barbara, but she went by Sue her whole life. The Ann is one of my mother-in-law's middle names. Since we were honoring my mother, I wanted to honor both.
Suga - I hope everyone is feeling better. It was so hard when Katie had her cold. You can't really do anything but run a vaporizer. Our doctor told us to use saline drops and nasal aspirator, but the ENT doc we went to yesterday said they can have adverse affects and probably shouldn't be used. Even doctors cannot agree. Again, how frustrating.
Mellie - Yes, Katie is smiling in that picture. She has been smiling alot and she loves to try to talk. She makes all these talking type noises and loves to have a conversation with my MIL.
I hope everyone is doing well.
BTW, I checked out Corny's blog and Abby is doing well.
TTC 3 1/2 YEARS
ME - 41/ DH - 39
First IVF Jan '08: BFN / 2nd IVF: March '08 - BFP!
Katie born 12/4/08