Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Growing Bigger!

Olivia GREW since last week. We put her on the baby scale today and she weighed 15 lbs 11 oz. That is a 14 oz gain since last week! That is her biggest gain thus far. So then we decided to measure her, because she looks longer to us, but actually looks thinner in the face, legs and torso and waist. She grew one inch! She is now 25 inches!
This puts her at about 50% for weight and 25% for height. One would expect a person with Down syndrome to be shorter and weigh more for their height. Sometimes babies with Ds can weigh less. But since she is staying healthy she is keeping a good weight. She eats well. She usually eats about 30 oz. When we first brought her home from the NICU, she was eating only and ounce or two at a time consistently, But was eating 8 to 10 times a day! Now she eats 4 times a day!

The next 4 working days are full. Olivia has Speech therapy, Physical therapy, Social Worker visit and Pediatrician. She keeps our calendar full!

The bracelet was a baby gift from Aunt Jen and Family. When Olivia received it, the bracelet looked HUGE! Now it fits quite nicely! Olivia is our Little Miracle! She just is not as super tiny as she was 6 months ago. That is progress!

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