Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Eight Pound Baby

It's been a little while since I posted, but Abby and I have just been at home enjoying each other.... I am starting to get a little more sleep, but coordinating pumping and feeding makes it a little difficult. Abby continues to eat more and more. We just love having her home.... An In Home Care Nurse came for a follow up appointment today at our home. She was seeing how Abigail was doing and gave us some great tips on things to be doing to help her developmentally.

We went to her pulmonologist(sp?) yesterday. The doctor joins the club of all of us who are so very impressed by Abigail's progress. She said that she looked good and sounded great!! Abigail still needs to have oxygen, but we will start to lower her flow setting in a couple of weeks. She still has mild BPD (don't know how to spell all of the words, but it is basically mild chronic lung disease), but should still be able to out grow it with age -- standard preemie stuff.... On the way to the appointment we stopped at the pediatrician for her two week weigh in: 8lbs 4oz. Way to go Abby!!


Fifteen Weeks

Sixteen Weeks - She is getting so long.

A great place to hang out...

Hanging out with Daddy!!
*You can see in the last two pictures that a tornado has hit our house as we try to get situated with having Abigail home. We continue to work on getting it under control-because it is not how John and I like things.*

Ready to go on our first walk - We were told by one doctor that walks were okay, but the pulmonologist said not to... it was fun while it lasted.

7 comments:

Natalie & Randy Brooks said...

I'm so glad you are able to have Abby home with you now. Congratulations! She looks like she's doing great, she's beautiful!

shelly said...

What a beautiful girl she is!! She looks wonderful Kim I love reading her progress were so very happy for you guys! what a sweet heart.

Tanya Leigh said...

Yay for progress! I love the pictures. Hey. When you figure out how to eliminate the tornado effect, you let me know! ;)

Angela Storey said...

So great to see how you, John, and Abby are doing. Remember, I'm just up the road if you ever need anything. I hope to come visit once you get more settled. Congrats on finally getting Abby home. I love the last pic.

Susan said...

wow, shes just so big!!! How exciting to go on walks and play. did you call me the other day. I thought I saw i missed a call from you but there was no voicemail and you always leave me a message!!!

Valerie said...

She's looking great!

We have the tornado problem as well. It seems to strike fairly regularly, often right after we've cleaned up from the previous one.

Susie Faye said...

she's so big! i want to kiss those cheeks! august baby! i'm so happy she's doing so well.