Description: The aim of the provincial newborn urine screening program is the early detection of certain hereditary metabolic disorders, with prompt commencement of appropriate treatment. Detectable disorders are those caused by the organism's poor assimilation or absorption of proteins and their derivatives (amino acids and organic acids).
Procedure: Before leaving hospital with a newborn child, mothers are given a kit containing a yellow information sheet and a filter paper for collecting a urine sample when the child is 21 days old.
That's it. Very simple providing you get the pee without any soil from poop.
Caroline took this picture of Mack & I on Monday. I just love it. He loves to cuddle in this position on your chest. He's too cute. Thank you for capturing it Caroline!
This afternoon we ran some errands with my mom, and Sean fell asleep for a bit in the car. This has been the ONLY way to get him to nap lately. I'm honestly thinking about starting a routine daily where I put him in his crib, and tell him he can play or nap, but it's "down" time at the same time each day. I know it's going to cause some scream fits, but I have to be prepared for that. And tomorrow night we decided that we're going to put him in his crib at a specific time, and we'll obviously deal with a few nights of screaming - but we hope he gets into the routine of falling asleep in his crib. I cannot take this "stay awake until he crashed hard on the couch" business. I'm done with it. It's not good. I need routine now that I have two kids. I can tell you that I learned my lesson with Sean and being so laid back and easy going/relaxed with bed time/nap time, and now I'm paying for it. And me being a night owl (sleeping in, in the morning) doesn't help either. I need to get myself into a routine as well. Even if it kills me. However, now that I'm breastfeeding Mack (on demand) it's going to be really tough. I can see it.
Today I wore my new earrings from my Summer of Yarn Love pal. Thanks! I love them!
Mack was too cute tonight when I went out with West Island Knits to our bi-weekly Stitch N Bitch. Since Jamie has ball next Thursday night, providing that I have a babysitter for Sean, I'm throwing an impromptu meeting. Tonight, we were 8 of us, Amy, Angela, Madeleine, Eugenie, Manon, Marie-Lynn, Marie-Tangerine (Marie-Lynn's daughter) & myself. Oh, and Mack too! He came along as well, but slept the entire time. Sean was at home with his daddy. God knows what trouble they were up to! I did get to knit a few rows on my misty garden scarf, which is coming along!
I found somewhere to wear my new 5$ shoes to! My cousin is having an engagement party in August and they go nicely with my dress. (I think I'll look better this time around in this dress, as last time I wore it just after buying it - I hadn't lost all my baby weight yet after having Sean (who was almost 3 months at the time I wore the dress) - but this time, I'm already weighing less than I did then, and the engagement party is not until August, in exactly a month from now).
Crap, it's late. I guess the breastfeeding post will come tomorrow. I should have time to post about it tomorrow, we have the cleaning lady coming in the morning, a few errands to run in the afternoon & my friend's husband coming in the evening to explain to Jamie & I all about RESP's (Registered Education Savings Plan) for Mack & Sean. It's about time I got cracking on that!
Reminding you again (& I'm being an enabler!) the August Sock Club kits are on sale and I'm designing the pattern! I think I'll remind you all until they go off sale! Come by and support me! It's my first design. And yes, I'm designing it with a newborn & toddler (who is a handful!) I'm very excited for this kit - it's going to be wicked!