Monday, June 30, 2008
She likes it, and it's convenient having her on my back, out of the way. We had a well baby visit today. Mary's now 17 lbs. 11 oz., 26-1/2". According to Dr. Dungan, she is perfectly on schedule. Mary needs more blood work this week for her thyroid. Please pray that it's not too bad of a time for her.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Mary popped another tooth - her lower right central incisor. We had a busy day - with friends over for lunch after church, and then a BBQ with some other friends for dinner! Mary had a nap this morning and then only a quick cat nap in the afternoon. But here she is in good spirits at 9pm ~
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
We also got news from her endocrinologist that her thyroid medication needs to be changed, again. This means she has to go back for more blood work in 2 weeks. The nurse was sympathetic to my concerns, and did call in a prescription for numbing cream. Hopefully it will help. I am very close to insisting on some sort of oral sedation for her. I know that seems irrational, but it is very difficult to see her so upset, so frequently. Sigh.
In happier, more exciting news, a sharp little tooth has finally poked it's way through! It's her lower left central incisor. Hot dogs and popcorn, here we come!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
The thing is, Mary still smiles at the phlebotomist every time she sees her. She will lay on an exam table happily. She engages people in white coats willingly. She has been through so much, yet is still such a happy, trusting baby.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I love this short video of Mary - she acts so much like a little chimp, with her feet in the air. She's watching Baby Songs - that's what has her so mesmerized. You can catch her rolling over at the very end. Unfortunately, she still has a cold, and a yucky cough. No more fever, though.
Tomorrow we need to head over to Loyola for more blood work :( We tried taking her to the outpatient lab in Oakbrook Terrace on Monday, but the phlebotomist said she could not get a vein. I'm glad she was honest about her ability - I would have hated for her to try and not succeed.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I was so worried that her early days of being poked and prodded, (and not constantly in arms) in the NICU, would "ruin" her personality - make her a fussy baby or something. That was clearly a waste of time.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
All that did not stop us from taking the train into the city and walking over to Millennium Park. Mary catnapped most of the day, and threw up once. Here she is enjoying the Family Fun Festival -
On the train ride home, the woman sitting next to us couldn't stop commenting on how pretty Mary is. She looked at her and said, "Her face is absolutely perfect". She even called a friend to tell her she was sitting next to an adorable baby! Mary really does delight all those who meet her.
Monday, June 9, 2008
In happier news, Mary has been saying "mama" all weekend. She's also becoming really adept at waving "bye-bye" - especially to herself!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Here is our girl this evening, giggling at her daddy. She adores him, as well as her big brothers. And we, of course, are crazy about Mary. She is babbling, and rolling, and just starting to wave bye-bye. She's sits up for short periods unassisted. But no teeth yet! She has tried cantaloupe, and peas, and green beans and scrambled eggs - just tiny bits of whatever we're eating.