Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Packing on the Pounds

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2007 05:15 PM, CST
I know, shame on me for taking so long to write. It's been pretty busy around here. At my last posting, Brianna weighed 11 lbs. Well, here it is two months later and she now weighs (drumroll, please) 14 lbs. 12 oz!!! Our baby girl is packing on the pounds!!!
Let's see, in the last two months she has continued to eat solid foods by mouth, attempt the bottle but still not enough. She has used the sippy cup and her occupational therapist says it's possible she will just forego the bottle and do the cup thing. Fine with us! This morning at therapy, we actually strapped her into a highchair (pillows on both sides because she still hasn't mastered sitting up) and she ate her food there. She was able to sit upright for about 15 minutes before doing the leaning over thing.
Last week we took her for an assessment which the geneticist attended and we have to tell you, she was AMAZED!!! Said if she saw Brianna out and didn't know she was diagnosed with T-18, she would never guess it. She only actually believes it because she is the one who ordered and read the results from the testing. Told us that Brianna truly is an amazing baby, considering her diagnosis.
Brianna is opening her hands and holding onto toys, smiles like crazy when we amuse her. LOVES her bathtime and splashes like a seal. Kicks her feet to knock the toys overhead on her activity mat. And she babbles... says "Hi!" absolutely unintentionally, but you would swear she meant it. It is the sweetest thing. I tell you, she is truly a miracle. An absolute joy.
With that, I'll end for now. Happy Holidays to all.

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