Little Girl Purple

Posted: July 29th, 2009 | Author: | 2 Comments »

Sophie is still brand new, but already she has been colonized by an aggressive invading force of living creatures. Yes, she has thrush in her mouth.

Thrush, by Sergey Yeliseev

Thrush, by Sergey Yeliseev

No, not that thrush. This thrush, a.k.a. Candidiasis, a.k.a. a yeast infection. Her pediatrician assures us that it is quite common and easily treated (I’ve had thrush twice before, due to taking oral steroids for my asthma, and a good anti-fungal got rid of it in two weeks each time).

So now we have an anti-fungal cream (apply to baby’s bottom three times daily) and an anti-fungal mouth goo (squirt into baby’s mouth four times daily) and, just to top things off, we’ve got ourselves a bottle of Gentian Violet, which is a mysterious substance that is not made from Gentian flowers or Violet flowers, but if you ranked anti-fungal treatments on a scale of 1 to 10, Gentian Violet would be King Kong.

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Sophie is here!

Posted: July 22nd, 2009 | Author: | Comments Off

So, I had a week 40 post all written at some point, didn’t post it immediately, and then…I had a baby!

Sophie Florence was born on July 11, 2009, at 2:28pm. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces at birth, and she’s 20 inches long. Labor was almost exactly 12 hours, and I had Ryan, Meg and Erin there to support me. I am recovering from some pretty nasty tearing and related blood loss, but Sophie is just fine and beautiful and grooving in her bouncy seat as I type. :)

More photos of her cuteness here – and we’ll be adding to that as we take more photos.