Olivia had her 6 month well baby pediatrician visit today. She is indeed a well baby! Praise God! She is still a healthy baby with Down syndrome! She got one shot. We will see how she does with that. Right now, she finally settled down for a nap.
The official weigh in results:
Weight: 15 lbs 8 oz
Length: 24 1/2 inches
Head Circumference: 16 1/4 inches
This means she is:
40 % for Weight
11 % for length
17 % for head circumference
We are going to retest her thyroid numbers to be on the safe side. She has been sleeping 15 hours total a day. That is good. But then again it could be cause for alarm. So, it is better to be safe than sorry.
Olivia did very well at the doctor. No crying through the exam, nor any crying with the shot. She just focused her eyes on Mommy, and somehow we made it through without a tear. Praise God! Mommy and Daddy get so nervous at these appointments. We do our best not to let Olivia see our anxiousness. I think we do pretty well. We were more relaxed at this appointment than at the last. We just love her so very much!
Thursday it will be Olivia's 6 month birthday! 6 months ago our life changed! It changed in unexpected and marvelous ways! No one could have prepared us for the Ups and Downs of being Olivia's parents! We have been so blessed and feel God's grace has made this all possible. Without the grace of God, things would never be going as well as they are, and we would have never made it through the tough times. There will surely be more tough times as we parent Olivia, and God will be there at those times, too. God is good and merciful and almighty!