Wednesday, January 21, 2009

i'm learning...

...that for my sanity and the good of my household, i need to get up earlier - my ambition is 5:30. I did 6:15 today :-)

...that the Biblical command in Titus 2 (older women teach the younger to love their husbands) uses the word for "love" that means warm, passionate, exuberant, adoring. As a woman, it comes naturally for me to love in a nurturing, even self-less way. It does not come naturally for me to be passionate and adoring...especially with a newborn and a toddler to care for :-) Yet that is what God knows my husband needs.

...that God is merciful and sovereign. Read this article!

...that newborn poop is not supposed to be green :-( Trying to determine why Cole's has been since a week after birth.

...that I need to go to bed earlier to achieve said goal LOL! Goodnight!


Laura said...

I think you hit the nail on the head in your second point. God made our husbands that way. It's amazing and rather disturbing how much feministic thinking there is even in the church. You know, women sigh and just say "Men!" But God created them that way for a reason and we shouldn't roll our eyes at that!

I'm with you on getting up early too. It's amazing how much more gets done if I can get my shower and get dressed before my little people wake up. I haven't been doing it since Noah was born...maybe I'll start back on Monday. :)

So what have you found out about the green poop? Noah has it too. And his is kind of bubbly/frothy. (Sorry if that's TMI!) The doctor said that he may be allergic to dairy, so I've been trying to cut way back (which is hard when people are bringing meals!), but it doesn't seem to be getting any better. I need to just cut it completely out for a week and see if that makes a difference. Have you come across any other possible causes?

Amanda said...

Laura - yes, I'm constantly working lately on submitting my thoughts to Scripture on my role as a woman and letting God re-shape my thoughts and opinions...there is a lot of non-Biblical thinking in society, even church-ed society, so I'm really trying to allow the Scripture to shape me!

On the green poop - the two things I've found that can cause it are allergies/digestive issues OR a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance. But the later would seem to indicate a weight gain problem, which Cole is obviously not struggling with. And while I have noticed a few trigger foods that may irritate him (broccoli and chocolate), I don't have those regularly - they don't seem to affect one way or the other the green poop.

My latest theory is wondering about the antibiotic doses I got at birth and then with the mastitis. I wouldn't think it should affect him this long, but I was wondering if his digestive tract has a bad balance of good bacteria? I'm really puzzled! I'm dreading having to go through an elimination diet to see if that affects it...

But I'm going to talk to our pediatrician next Friday...I'll let you know what she says! Let me know if you come across anything else, too.

Laura said...

I had read about the foremilk/hindmilk imbalance online too, but I mentioned it to our pediatrician and she didn't think that was an issue. Not that that means it isn't though! I'm pretty sure Noah is draining me, although of course it's hard to tell.

That's an interesting theory about the antibiotics. Maybe that's it. I have no idea how long it takes for antibiotics to get out of the system. The only medicine I've had since Noah's birth is one 800mg Motrin in the hospital (those cramps you get while nursing get worse every time!). But I'm sure that's out of my system by now.

I was wondering this morning about citrus. I've been drinking orange juice almost every day and lately I've been downing clementines like crazy! I have noticed that Noah's diapers smell acidic, so maybe I should try cutting that out. Yeah, the elimination diet doesn't sound any fun to me either!

I'm curious to see what else you find out. It's funny that Cole and Noah both have it and they both started about a week after birth.