Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sprout is Seven Months Old!

Sprout is seven months old!

The past month has flown by.  It's amazing how quickly the time is going.  (You know, except for when it's one of those  l o n g  nights.)  Sprout is getting so big and really becoming more of a baby than an infant, if that makes any sense.

-No stats until her 9m check, but I am sure she's grown and probably put on a little weight too.  A lot of people have been commenting that she looks bigger.  I think the change was probably more noticeable to people here because we were in PA for ten days and they hadn't seen her.

-Her hair is also growing like crazy.  It definitely is auburn.  The red tones really come out in the sun.
-Her eyes are no longer blue, but haven't really settled on a colour yet.  I'm guessing they'll end up green or hazel.  I love how when she smiles her eyes arch, all smiley too.

-She continues to have a very pleasant disposition.  She is a happy baby and seems to enjoy being around people and interacting with them.  She loves, loves, loves her brother.  As soon as he even looks at her she lights up.

-It's going to sound like I'm contradicting myself with this one, but evenings have been HARD.  We got her on the Zantac for reflux, and after taking a few days to kick in it seemed to be working wonders.  But then towards the end of our trip she started projectile vomiting again.  The results from the ultrasound and x-rays we did just before we left came back clear.  The pediatrician has prescribed Prevacid, which is a stronger reflux medicine.  So hopefully that does the trick.

-Perhaps because of the reflux, perhaps because she is just not ready (though she seems SO interested) she will not eat solids.  To be fair, we really backed off even offering them when the vomiting got really bad, but even now that it's more under control she makes the sourest face whenever she's given something to eat and turns her head away.   I hope this changes soon.  At seven months I'm a little concerned.

-Breastfeeding is going well.  She nurses easily and often, though will hardly nurse if we're out anymore.  She still refuses to take a bottle.

-Also, sleep.  Overall she is a good sleeper.  It's been hard to get her down when her stomach is bothering her (once she vomits she is fine).  I've fallen into nursing her to sleep, which is something I had gotten away from, but then I was worried after she would throw up that she'd be hungry and it calmed her down and then we got on an eat-sleep-play routine rather than eat-play-sleep.  Anyway, it's something we need to work on.  She'd been moving towards two naps a day, but is now back to three.  She's up 3+ times a night to nurse (again I think solids might lead to a decrease in the frequency of wake-ups) but just lets out a little noise, eats, then falls back asleep easily.  

-She's gotten incredibly efficient at using her arms to pull herself around on her belly.  She'll get up on her knees and rock back and forth a bit every once in a while, or use them to launch herself forward, but has yet to really crawl.  She's also a pro at rolling around.  It's so funny when she sees something she wants because she makes a beeline for it!  Girl on a mission.

-She enjoys all kinds of toys, especially ones she can chew on.  She's able to pass things back and forth between her hands and bring them to her mouth no problem.  We're still inclined to believe she might be a lefty.

-She LOVES her Jumperoo.  Well, she loves bouncing in general, but at over 18lbs there's only so much of bouncing her my arms can manage. ;)  The Jumperoo is awesome though.  She happily bounces away in there, often while I steal a few minutes to do the dishes, or put away groceries or do something along those lines.

-She went "swimming" for the first time while we were away and really seemed to enjoy the water.  She sat happily and splashed around.  Assuming I don't get a job for September, I think we'll begin some baby swim classes.

This little girl is such a sweetheart and has really made our family complete.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Bean at Two and Half Years Old

This post is awesomely overdue.  I had every intention to post on the day The Bean turned two and a half, and though we had started the update, that day came and went.  And then we were away.  And, well, it just hasn't happened until now.  Hope it doesn't cause him any great trauma. ;)


Jen and I have both been noticing so many new things that The Bean is doing these days, but of course, now that we're sitting down to record them it's hard to remember them all, so rather than being completely comprehensive, this is just a snapshot of what The Bean is up to at two and half years old.  (With actually snapshots from the past month, mostly taken on our trip to PA, you know, in case I don't get to that update.)

-The Bean is still a little peanut.  He weighs somewhere around 25lbs and we're not really sure how tall he is.  He usually wears 24 month shirts and 18 month shorts, but today, for example, he was wearing a 9 month swim suit.  It's not a concern, he's just a short and slender guy.

-His favourite shirt right now is his octopus shirt.  He maintains that it is a scary octopus.  We can mostly get away with sticking him in an outfit of our choosing, but he does now have some opinions on what he does and doesn't want to wear.

-Another thing he's been wearing is underwear!  He's doing a great job with potty training.  He is able to "hold it" for a couple of hours and sometimes remembers to go without a reminder.  He's even been waking dry from time to time, which makes us think about when a good time to ditch the nap and nighttime diaper will be.  We're not quite there with BMs yet.

-The big boy has also started sleeping in a toddler bed.  The transition has been going really well.  We've kept our usual routines around bedtime, which helps and the crib is there as an option (and also a consequence for getting out of the toddler bed).  He'll sometimes ask us to lie down with him for a little while before leaving the room, but that's okay.

-The past few months especially we've received many complements on how well The Bean expresses himself.  It's hard for me to remember what's typical for a two and half year old, but he does seem to have a pretty good vocabulary and is usually quite confident speaking to people.  He will greet people and introduce himself.  He can clearly express his likes and dislikes.  He loves to sing and has just recently started making up songs and stories, which is both adorable and hilarious.  He tells knock knock jokes.  (His favourite right now is knock knock." "Who's there?" "Hank." "Hank who?"  "You're welcome!")  And with a reminder to say it as a question, he will rephrase his demands.  

-He loves to run and jump and climb.  He is pretty fearless.  Fortunately we haven't had many big falls (just one tumble down the stairs about gave me a heart attack).  He loves playing outside and going to the park, especially the "big park" which is about a ten or fifteen minute walk from our house, as opposed to the "little park" which is right outside our front door.

-He is also very into vehicles.  Emergency and construction vehicles to be more precise.  (Oh, and motorcycles.  Let's not forget those!  And trains.  To be safe, let's just say all vehicles.)  They were building a house a few blocks from his daycare and every morning we would have to circle the block at least three times for him to see the digger.

-I already mentioned the singing, but he also loves playing instruments as well as listening to music.  He can identify guitar, violins, pianos and drums when listening to music.  He also recognizes all kinds of instruments.  It's pretty impressive.

-I wouldn't say he's particularly into visual art, but he does seem to enjoy play-doh, painting, colouring and stickers, so maybe he's more into it than I would be inclined to acknowledge.  He loves it when people draw things for him.  Trains and rocketships are both high on the request list.

-Bathtime is pretty popular.  He likes to "play toys" in the bathtub.  He hates having his hair washed.

-He's kept up with his swimming lessons and is doing really well with them, but like in the bathtub, does not like getting his head/hair wet.  He can now kick his legs and "pull" his arms.  He blows bubbles.  All the games and songs they play as a part of the class are played in the bathtub at home and sung pretty much all the time.  We're taking a break from swimming lessons over the summer, but will start back up in September.

-He also just finished a session of gymnastics classes.  It was a city-run program and not really super-high on the instructive level, but he enjoyed playing around on the equipment.  Jen and I saw a big improvement in his balance on the beam in particular.  He seemed to enjoy the "monkey bars" and playing "What Time is it Mr. Wolf?" the most.   

-Though we limit it to a great degree, The Bean does watch some TV (both at home and at daycare).  His favourite shows are Blue's Clues, Dora, SuperWhy and Octonauts.

-He also really likes Spiderman.  I don't think he's ever seen it as a show, but they have Spidey action figures at daycare and apparently they are a hit with all the kids there.  (The daycare provider said she had to go out and get multiple Spidermen since all the kids wanted the same toy.)  When he was teeny tiny Grandma and Grandpa gave him some Spiderman PJs and a costume, which he is really enjoying getting use out of now.

-Daycare is going great.  In addition to loving the provider, her family, and all the kids there, we can also see that he is learning a lot.  He pretty much can recite the entire alphabet, recognizes most letters, can count to ten accurately and to 20 with some assistance, knows his colours, the days of the week, etc. etc.  It's a ways off, but I am sure he's going to be super well-prepared for kindergarten.

-He still loves books.  Oliver Jeffer's is a favourite author (his books Lost and Found and How to Catch a Star, in particular).  We've moved towards reading some longer story books versus quick little ones.  I love it when he gets really into it and will just sit on our lap and listen and look at the pictures and talk about it.   I also love it when he goes over and picks books out himself to look at.  He's even started memorizing a few and listening to him "read" is pretty awesome.

-Perhaps even better is listening to him read to his little sister.  I love our Bean in this big brother role.  He reads to her and sings to her and tickles her tummy.  He just lights up when he sees her in the morning, and the admiration is definitely mutual.  Recently there's been a little pulling of toys away from her while she's playing and the like, but it's understandable and (so far) fairly easily dealt with.  

-In true two and a half year old fashion, he can get quite fussed up when something his not going his way.  He's prone the the odd tantrum and some whining, especially when he's hungry or tired.  We've got a fairly low tolerance for it.  Hitting results in a time out.  Mostly we try to talk to him about what's bothering him and/or distract him.  I won't miss it when he outgrows this.  (That happens by three, right? ;) )

-Again acting like a typical two and a half year old, he has become The Pickiest Eater.  Mostly this means he ends up eating the same few things day after day.  Toast and apple sauce for breakfast.  Peanut butter, hummus, sometimes pasta, a hard boiled egg, hot dogs and chicken fingers for lunch and dinner.  Granola bars, soy yogurt, grapes, watermelon, banana, raisins, crackers, rice cakes for snacks.  The occasional cookie or popsicle for a treat.  (He loves treats.)  He also loves cheese, but we've taken him off all animal dairy as he was having some tummy issues.  I suppose he could be pickier, but we're working with a pretty limited menu these days.

-Sleeping is pretty good.  He goes down between 7:30 and 8:00pm most evenings and sleeps until somewhere between 6:00 and 7:00am.  He naps in the afternoon.  Usually just a short time at daycare (an hour or two) but on the weekends will sometimes sleep for four hours or so depending on how tired out his is from our morning activities.  We sometimes even need to wake him up from his nap to ensure that he'll be tired enough before bedtime.

Having a two and a half year old is wonderful and challenging.  He will sometimes say "I frus-trated!" and sometimes I tell him I am too.  The spontaneous "I love yous" and sweet giggles are sure to last longer in our memories than the imagine of him crying at the bottom of the stairs because it's time to come in for dinner.   Parenting this little guy is such a privilege.  We're lucky to be his moms.

Sunday, July 28, 2013


Two Moms to Be was nominated for the Liebster Award by not only one, or even two or three, but FOUR lovely bloggers: Samantha from Samantha A Work in Progress - SAMWIP, Yogi’s Mama from Love Invents Us, rlg from .breaking into blossom.  and Lindsay from Making Lucky Number Seven. Thanks guys!  I’m honoured.  However, answering fourty-four questions is a bit daunting, so I’m totally going to cheat and only answer five from from each of you. 

The Liebster is a way for small bloggers to give recognition to other small bloggers (200 followers or less).

When you’re nominated for one, here’s what you do:
1.    Thank the Liebster Blog presenter who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2.    Nominate 11 blogs who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been chosen.
3.    Answer the 11 questions you were asked and create 11 questions for your nominees.
4.    Display the Liebster Award logo.
5.    No tag backs meaning you can’t just re-nominate the person who nominated you.

Here are my nominees:
2 girls in love
2 girls' path to parenthood
2 Lasses and a Baby
Adventures of 2 Moms
An Offering of Love
Katy Rank Lev
Little Monster(s) and Mommies
Million Baby Steps

Questions from Samantha A Work in Progress - SAMWIP
1. If you could travel the world, go to a favorite destination over and over or stay close to home, which would you choose?
I’d chose to travel the world. 
2. Do you believe people can change?
3.    What was is your favourite restaurant?
4.    What question do you like to ask people?
5.    What was the last concert/performance you went to?
6.    (This is a good one that was passed to me, so I will pass to you.) Words of wisdom for the next generation?
7.    What was the last book you read?
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.  (I’m still reading it.)
8.    Name one thing on your bucket list.
I don’t have a bucket list, but Jen and I recently decided we’d go to Paris for her 40th birthday, and that seems kind of bucket-listy.
9.    If money was no object, what frivolous item would you buy?
If money were no object there would be quite things I would like to buy that I would NOT consider frivolous, but if we’re strictly talking frivolous items, perhaps a cashmere sweater. 
10. What was the last movie you saw in Theater? 
11. Antique or Modern?

Questions from Love Invents Us
1.    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a veterinarian until I found out that you had to do dissections in veterinary school. 
2.    What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
French Vanilla is my go-to but there are a lot of flavours I enjoy.  (I love ice cream.)
3.    Share your three favorite (non lesbian baby-making) blogs.
Somewhere on the Masthead
The Frugal Girl (Jen’s pick)
4.    What public figures (people we all might know) make your top five? (As in, people you think are hot)
5.    What is your most favorite meal? Looking for more than breakfast, lunch or dinner here. What’s on the plate?
6.    What book could you read over and over?
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
7.    Cats or dogs?
8.    What are five words that best describe you?
In no particular order: introverted, dedicated, thoughtful, pragmatic, self-aware.
9.    If you could trade places with someone (anyone!) for a day who would it be?
10. An envelope stuffed with cash appears in your mailbox, what do you do? 
11. If someone threw you a surprise party would you feel loved or misunderstood?
It would depend on the size and guest list of the party, but likely loved.

Questions from .breaking into blossom.
1.    What comforts you most when you’re sad?
Quiet and closeness.
2.    What would you do on a dream day where money and travel time were no object?
Sleeping in until 8am, followed by a yummy breakfast that someone else cleaned up.  A walk through/ exploration of Cathedral Grove, BC with the family.  My best friend surprising us by showing up for lunch and then staying for a long visit while the kiddos napped the afternoon away.  And finally a dinner date with my wife followed by some excellent live music.
3.    Favorite drink (with or without alcohol)?
4.    What character trait (of yours) do you most struggle to accept about yourself?
5.    How much water do you drink in a day?
Never enough.
6.    If you’re a parent, what has surprised you the most about the gig? If you’re not, what do you like best about not having kids (right now or at all)?
7.    What (if anything) makes you feel insecure about either being a parent or not being a parent?
8.    Top three television shows of all time?
9.    Specialty dish (or baked indulgence)? Something you’ve made time and again.
10. Favorite thing about the person you’ve grown into?
11. One simple, happy memory.
An entire summer day spent playing with my sister, a bag of topsoil, and a broom stick on the front lawn of my childhood home.

Questions from Lindsay at Making Lucky Number Seven
1.    What is your passion in life?
I am passionate about interacting with children in a way that helps them to develop thoughtfulness, kindness, confidence and curiosity.
2.    What is your biggest regret in life?
3.    What are you most afraid of?
Something horrible happening to my wife or children.
4.    What aspect of yourself do you love the most?
5.    If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?
6.    How do you feel about tattoos?
They are very permanent.
7.    What's your favourite article of clothing that you own?
My cozy socks.
8.    What time do you go to bed at night and wake up in the morning?
I usually go to bed around 11:00pm and wake up for the day around 6:00am.
9.    Tell me your favourite line from your favourite song.
10. One moment that took your breath away.
11. What's the best piece of advice you have ever gotten?

Questions for my nominees:
1. What is your quirkiest quirk?
2. What is your favourite song and what do you like about it?
3. What do you like doing in your spare time?
4. What is something you wish you were better at?
5. What made you fall in love with your partner?
6. What is your favourite colour combination?
7. If you could do anything for a living (including stay-at-home parenting), what would it be?
8. If you could do anything for a living (including stay-at-home parenting), what would it be?*
9. What is your favourite physical attribute?
10. Do you prefer cooking or baking?
11. If you could change something about your past, would you?  If yes, how do you think this change would affect who you are today?

*This is what happens when I am sleep deprived!  LOL.  
An alternate question 8 is: What is something you learned about parenting from your parent(s)?

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Quick Update

I have been intending to do an update (several, actually) since we got to PA, but it has been (wonderfully) busy here, so I have to apologize.  

So I guess the biggest update is that we took Sprout to the hospital on the Friday before we left and were able to get her in for both an x-ray and an ultrasound.  They told us they would send our pediatrician the results by this past Tuesday, but since we've been away we haven't been able to get in to go over them.  I'm going to try to get an appointment for Thursday (the day after I get back with the kids) to see what's going on.  My suspicion is that it is reflux because the Zantac seems to be doing the trick re. the fussy evenings and vomiting.  I am SO relieved but also feel so guilty that we let her suffer for so long.  

I also had my second appointment with the psychiatrist that day.  She said she think I did have PPD and that she would say I have high anxiety, but not an anxiety disorder.  She is referring me to another psychiatrist for individual counselling and also putting me on the list for some group therapy.  My goal for the individual counselling is go to get some strategies for dealing with the anxiety.  As far as the group sessions go, I said I would like to see whether it's a good fit before committing fully and she said she thought that was a good plan.  I'm glad to be working some of this stuff out.  

The trip to PA has been going really well so far.  The Bean is having an absolute blast with the grandparents, as is Sprout.  Jen went home today and we'll stay here until mid-week.   We're going to miss her.  I hope everything goes okay.  I'm a little anxious to be without her, even though her parents are totally awesome with the kids and everything else. 

I'm still working on The Bean's two and a half year update and have about a million photos from this trip that I could share, so I'm hoping to find some time to punch out a few more posts over the next couple of days.  

Also, I've been reading all your blogs, but haven't commented.  Apologies for that.  I'll try to get back on track soon. :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

{this moment} getting ready

A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Inspired by SouleMama.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Two and a Half

I am sitting here trying to wrap my head around how exactly our baby is already two and a half.  One minute this...

and the next minute this...

Seriously, how does that even happen?

Two and a half feels a lot more like a kid than a baby.  The Bean is now a little person who has conversations and tries to convince you to join in on whatever "idea" he has (as in, "I have an idea!" complete with his pointer finger aimed towards the ceiling and his head cocked ever so slightly to the side), who runs and jumps and climbs, who has the sweetest giggle and give the best hugs.  

Jen and I have been noting all the totally amazing things that he's been doing lately, but it's 11:30pm and Sprout took over two hours to get settled earlier so I just don't have it in me to write them all out right now, but it's coming soon.  I promise.  Despite not going in to detail right now, I could not let this day go unrecognized.  It feels like a big deal to have a two and a half year old. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Life Is Messy


After being rescheduled twice, we finally got Sprout in to see the pediatrician yesterday afternoon.

It's only been two weeks since we were in for her six month check-up, and we had talked about her vomiting every 3-5 days then, as she had been doing for a few weeks at that point.  His advice was not to worry, and come back only if the frequency increased.  She vomited on thirteen of the subsequent fourteen days.

Anyway, we got all caught up on my concerns and the "what if's..." Thankfully the pediatrician assured me that I am not a nut for being feeling anxious about this, and though he suspects it is nothing serious, would rather be overly cautious than ignore something that might be an issue.

Though it is a bit unusual for symptoms to start presenting so late (usually they clear up as the infant gets older), reflux is the #1 suspicion at this point.  However, he also sent in a requisition for an x-ray and ultrasound at the local children's hospital to make sure there isn't something we're missing.  We leave for PA this weekend, and though I'd love to have some answers before that, it's unlikely that we'll get in for the ultrasound before our departure.  In the mean time we have a prescription for Zantac that I am going to go fill today.

I'm hoping that it is reflux, and believe it could be as Sprout had started doing longer nursing sessions a few weeks ago, but seems to have switched back to smaller and more frequent feedings over the past little bit.  We've also noted that most of the time she is vomiting right after nursing before bed, or she will be unsettled after nursing and then vomit and promptly fall asleep.

Last night was particularly brutal.  She didn't vomit (hurray!), but was fussing until about 3:30am when I finally reswaddled her and put her in her bouncy chair.  I'm exhausted by this, and I feel like she must be too.  She is napping in the bouncy chair now.

I, naturally, have been reading up on reflux and GERD trying to figure out what else we can do to help our dear little Sprout.  Chiropractic treatment and liquid calcium seem to rank highly as alternate therapies.  Does anyone out there have any experience with either of these as treatments for reflux?  Fortunately we have a chiropractor and naturopath that we really like, so we'll probably book appointments for as soon as we're back from our visit to the grandparent's, though I hope she's doing much better before then.

Thanks for everyone for their concern and reassurances on my last post about this.  You are all so kind.  I can't tell you how much I appreciated it.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Big Boy Bed

Ever since we decided to add a second little to our family, the plan has been to have the two share a room once they were old enough (i.e. when #2 was sleeping through the night).  Sprout isn't quite there yet, but we're hoping it'll happen some time in the next few months.  Anticipating this, Jen and I started talking about what kind of bed to get for The Bean (toddler or single), how to arrange the room, etc. etc.  We went window shopping at Ikea and poked around online for ideas.  I even went as far as to pick up a (free!) pine bed frame to see if that might work in our space.  It was too big, but it got the ball rolling on the "big boy bed" plans.  

Just over a week ago I found a bed online that looked pretty good.  The free shipping sealed the deal.  A mattress was ordered using up the last of some Toys'R'Us gift cards we had.  As luck would have it, both arrived this past Friday.  The Bean didn't know it was coming, but was super-excited when he woke up and we told him that his "big boy bed" was in the box leaning up against the wall outside his bedroom.  (7:00am delivery!  Crazy!!)  He wanted to see it right away.  I explained it was in pieces but promised it'd be put together when he got home from daycare.  

I spent pretty much every moment Sprout was napping that day putting together the (somewhat-difficult-to-put-together) bed and trying to figure out a layout for the bedroom that worked.  Fortunately all this was managed before The Bean got home a 5:00pm.

Sprout and I sat in the rocker in his room and when Jen and The Bean got home I called out, "We have a surprise for you!"  The Bean came bounding into his room, paused, gasped, and excitedly exclaimed "MY BIG BOY BED!!!"  He ran over to it, jumped around on it a bit (we've since quashed that), practiced sleeping on it, read books on it, got out his cars and drove them around on it... basically just camped out there for a good hour or so.  :)  

Once bed time came he seemed a little less sure of things but we could tell he wanted to sleep in his new bed and gave him lots of extra cuddles, rocking, and even lay beside him for a bit.  When I was leaving his room he said to me "Mommy's going to check on me.  I promise."  He settled pretty quickly and when we went in later that night to check on him, he was all cuddled up in the corner of his bed holding his blanket.  He slept through until the morning and we greeted him in the morning with lots more cuddles in his new bed.  We were so proud of him!  

We're still giving some extra cuddles before he goes to sleep, but he's adjusted incredibly well.  He's only gotten out of the bed once, Saturday at nap time, which resulted in him being put into his crib to sleep.  (He was very mad that put him back into his crib, but he had been given fair warning.)  

Let's hope Sprout is ready to join her new roommate soon!

Friday, July 5, 2013

{this moment} chase

A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Inspired by SouleMama.

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Right now I am worried.  Something is wrong with our sweet little Sprout.  I have been trying very hard not to worry TOO much, but sometimes I can't help it.

It all started about three weeks ago.  Sprout had been showing an interest in food, so we mashed up some avocado with breastmilk and gave it to her.  She wasn't the most coordinated eater, but she did take a good couple of bites.  Later that day she vomited.  I was concerned, but tried not to panic.  A few days later we gave her some more avocado and she vomited again.  Cue (internalized) panic.

So, perhaps stupidly, I started googling.

Apparently avocado is a latex-based food (who knew?) and as such can trigger an reaction in people with an allergy/sensitivity.  We decided avocado and other latex-based foods were to be avoided.

We tried brown rice cereal.  She vomited again.

We made the decision not to try any other "solids" until she had been vomit-free for a few days.  Well, she seemed to be vomiting every three to five days, so no more solids have been introduced.

At her six month appointment last week we mentioned it to our pediatrician.  He tends to take a wait-and-see approach, so we weren't surprised when he said he thought we should just continue to monitor things and track them, and if we noticed an increase in frequency, to come back in.

Since then she has been vomiting daily.

My mind is all over the place wondering what's wrong.  Maybe it is a food allergy, maybe it's a reaction to something I'm eating, maybe she's over-eating, she's had a cold the past week so it could be post-nasal drip causing stomach upset, or it could be motion sickness from being in the car, or it could be any combination of these things.  I've also worried it could be salmonella poisoning (from the cat, who has salmonella) or leukemia (which runs in my family), but try not to let my mind go there.

Anyway, we have an appointment on Sunday at the pediatricians' office.  I hope we get some answers.  Or better yet, I hope she stops vomiting before then and we don't.