vomit

First official field trip

Today we went on a field trip to a wonderful organic farm right here in Miami called The Earth N Us.

Claudia and Sofia picked Lily and I up, and we met up at the farm with our new friends that we met at the library, Sherrie with McCoy and Zura with Lien.

The farm is hidden in Little Haiti and what a little gem it is!

We saw chickens, ducks, goats, pigs, ostriches. I think the chickens were Lily’s favorites.

There were beautiful flowers, fruit trees, trees in full bloom. It felt like we were elsewhere.

We were all having tons of fun and then out of nowhere, Lily started feeling not so well. She started vomiting non stop.

Instead of coming straight home, Claudia took us to Lily’s pediatrician first. Dr. Salinas checked Lily over and after making sure that she didn’t have a fever or anything too serious, we came back home.

I think Lily was vomiting as a side effect of the shots she had yesterday.

It was a tough afternoon for us. Lily continued on not feeling well and Will and I continued on worrying and wishing we were the ones not feeling well.

After Pedialyte and a bit of rice cereal that didn’t stay down, breast feeding went well and the milk didn’t come back up.

A much better Lily is now sleeping and hopefully she will feel all better tomorrow.

Here are some fun shots of our trip to the organic farm. Lily wears a romper by babyGap.

(more…)

Sick Lily :(

Yesterday was a bit of a hard day. It started that way first thing in the morning when I woke up at 5:00a.m. and couldn’t get back to sleep.

It was still dark out when I was already having my coffee and trying to write my posts when Lily woke up as well. It’s like she knew I wasn’t sleeping.

We played on the mat like we usually do, went on the balcony and watched the sunrise (not like we usually do), it looked like the beginning of a beautiful day.

Lily had her breakfast, oatmeal cereal with half of a banana and breast milk, like always.

Once Will woke up, he and Lily had some playtime by themselves as well.

At around 9a.m. Lily and I went out for our morning walk. Although the sun was hot already that early in the morning, it felt nice and breezy in the shade. We tried walking in the shade as much as possible.

We looked at flowers, trees, it was a lovely walk.

Half way back home Lily fell asleep. I guess she was tired from waking an hour earlier than she usually does. While I was pushing her on her stroller, I wished that I too could be taking a nap.

Once she woke up from her nap, she had some lunch. Sweet potato, her favorite.

Everything was going well until 3p.m.

I was breastfeeding Lily on the couch and both she and I were starting to take a nap when all this vomit starting coming out of Lily’s mouth.  I had never seen anything like it. She is not even one to spit up a lot.

There was vomit all over the couch, me and Lily.

I quickly got up and checked her over. She was so tired and sleepy but obviously uncomfortable and not feeling well.

I took off her clothes, cleaned her up and was resting with her on our bed when the second round of vomit came. There was now vomit on the bed, me and Lily.

I took her into the bathroom to clean her up once again when I felt her poor little body trying to throw up again. I leaned her over the sink and sure enough….more vomit. 🙁

What to do? What happened? What was making her vomit?

With Lily not feeling well, 2 loads of wash going and me freaking out a bit, Will decided to call avo Joao (he’s a doctor :)).

After speaking with avo Joao and Lily’s pediatrician, we monitored Lily to make sure she wasn’t getting dehydrated.

Once she stopped vomiting, she took a nap on my lap, ate some cereal, breast fed and went to sleep.

She slept all through the night and is back to her normal self this morning. 🙂

We are not sure what it was exactly. Maybe it’s the fat that she’s teething or it could be that she drank too much water. I hate seeing her not feel good. It makes me feel worthless.

Lily is such a good little baby girl. Throughout all her vomiting she didn’t cry once. She is soooooo good.

We are SO happy that she is feeling good again. 🙂

Here is Lily yesterday feeling good before she got sick :(. Lily wears a 2 piece and hat by Old Navy. And some more nature beauties from our walk.

Have a good weekend everybody!!!!

(more…)