The morning started out a little shaky but by the end of the day I was feeling pretty good. Around 4 am I woke up and started crying. Carol left me alone to try to work it out but I continued crying for another half hour. She asked me if I wanted to get out of the crib and she would hold me but I shook my head no and laid back down. Eventually, I fell back to sleep and then woke up again at 6:30.
That is when Mommy noticed what she refers to affectionately as "the slime". I had drooled a little during the night but this was something completely unusual for me. It was a slime like substance that would eventually come dripping out of my mouth. My parents kept trying to get in there to suction it out but I wouldn't let them anywhere near my mouth. Mommy thinks all the slime in my mouth is probably why I started dry heaving when I woke up so she gave me some time awake before starting a regular feeding - at a very slow rate. It worked like a charm and once that was out of the way the next problem arose - constipation. My parents have learned not to let this one go on for long so we went right to a suppository. While it took some time to kick in my mood was not so good. I was whining and didn't want anyone holding me but then I produced a stinky and life was good again!
All that working on a diaper made me really sleepy so I went down for my afternoon nap a little early. When Lucille came at noon I was still asleep and continued to sleep for another hour. When I did wake up I was still tired so after a few minutes Lucille asked me if I wante to go back in my crib and I took her up on the offer. An hour later I woke up for good and I was in a much better mood! Lucille and I played and she gave me an early bath and soon enough Daddy and Mommy were back - and they had a surprise for me. Uncle Jeff had left the perfect present on the doorstep for me - a dolly I can take in the bath. Because I had already had a bath, Mommy let me get out the empty tub and sit in the it with my new dolly. Then I carried her around the house with me the rest of the night. When it came time for bed, I had two babies to love! Thanks Uncle Jeff!
Peyton Nicole Smith