Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Little Miss Piggy!
Today we saw the neurologist. He did some strange little tests on Avery. He held her upside down with his hand and then held her up and made some high pitched noises to see how she responded. He said she 'passed the test'. He said she looks completely normal and that the very small bleed (if it is a bleed) is nothing to be concerned with. It is extremely common in preemies and rarely ever causes damage. He will see her in 3 months to do a head ultrasound and if all goes well that will be the last time we have to see him. (He always sees his patients at least 2 times). So that is great news! Tomorrow, Early Steps is coming to tell us if she is eligible and what areas she may need therapy in and then Friday is the visit to the pediatrician.
Guess what? Little Miss Piggy weighs SIX POUNDS, TWO OUNCES! WOW!!! I couldn't believe it. I used the last preemie diaper I had last night and it was pretty small so I tried a newborn size and it worked! Also I tried an outfit on her today and it was too small. And the little pants she wore are now capris! Everyone always says 'you'll be surprised how fast they grow' but I thought it would be different for Avery, a little slower. But its not! It makes me a little sad to see how quickly she is growing! We are going to go ahead and do the newborn session with Jami as soon as she can fit us in because I definitely want to have quality images of her this small. Jami does such a good job, I can't wait!!!
I'm pretty tired, we only slept about 4 hours last night. I don't know what her deal was she just didn't want to go to sleep! Tonite I'm going to increase her feedings since she is six pounds she can have three ounces of milk or formula, maybe that will help?
I'm excited about this weekend, my grandma is coming to Vidalia to visit my parents and my mom will be off work for Spring Break so I'm going to Vidalia for a few days and Charlie is going to come meet us on his days off. Yay - A trip out of the house! I'm starting to get a bit stir crazy.
My mamaw saw on the news that if you have a baby this year by age 18 (before college tuition) the cost will be about $204,000.00. I thought this was pretty funny because about a week ago we got a bill in the mail from St. Francis for $204,879.61. Well, Avery has used all her money, I'm not spending another penny on her...HA! The bills are outrageous. That bill was only for the hospital, I'm getting separate bills from the actual doctors who took care of her in the hospital and other specialists who saw her. Of course, I'll be billed by the genetisict, neurologist, cardiologist and the pediatrician. Charlie says she is our million dollar baby. Well, she is worth every single penny. She is the best thing that I've ever experienced in life!