|Mommy and Daddy's wedding flower...the Daisy!|
So much is new with Sam! She's getting so big! We were at the doctor's on Friday for her 4mth shots and she now weighs 10lbs 13oz at almost 5 months old! She is 22 3/4 inches long. So she's growing but is still our little peanut. Growing out of her clothes so quickly though. It was sad putting away her preemie stuff, then her newborn stuff and now some of the 3mth size is getting small! I cannot believe she is going to be 5 months old in a few days. O. M. G.
|Taken about a month ago...|
|Samantha vs. Sophie the Giraffe|
Her reflux was getting pretty bad there for awhile. So the doc started her on some rice cereal in her bottle. And at our last appt she upped it to a tbsp and a half. As well as upping her prilosec dose to 3ml. I hope this helps. She gets visibly upset when she spits up lately. Still on the special formula Neocate. But only eats 3-4 ounces at the most in one feeding.
We got a second opinion on her hemangioma the other day. It's so much better (not ulcerating or hurting her much anymore) but still really big! So we saw a dermatologist and a pediatric dermatologist and they both think we should go see this specialist in Boston. Just to get his opinion on things. I guess they said he's a genius with birthmarks and hemangiomas. But we don't know what we're going to do yet. Still need to think about things. I also have been a little worried about her head, as it seems a little flat in some places. But the pediatrician on Friday said it didn't look bad at all. She did though notice that one part of the back of her head was a little pointy and that's because she favors turning her head to one side. The doc said that could be because of the hemangioma, that it's more comfortable for her to turn it one way. So she told us to switch her position on the changing table and to move toys so that she will look that way towards them. I'm interested to know if she will need physical therapy (as a lot of preemies do). Her appt with the developmental doctor is at the end of August.
|The dress Sam is wearing was mine when I was a baby! My Aunt "Rhodie" (Roselyn, where her middle name came from) had given it to my Mom as a gift. And the pillow next to Samantha was in my nursery! How cool is that? :)|
I didn't ever want to be the parent that sits their kid in front of a video too often. I mean, yeah, sometimes it's good for them to just chill out and relax and watch something fun! So I'm definitely not against letting your kid watch some TV or movies. However, I didn't realize I would be starting her this young! A few weeks ago I bought her this cartoon sing-a-long DVD. I put in on for her thinking "Eh, she won't really care about it." Um, I was WRONG. She lovessssssssssssssss it! Locks her eyes in on it and smiles! It's the cutest thing ever. I think she really loves all the different colors. And her fav song is "Old McDonald had a farm." For some reason she smiles the most when this song comes on the DVD or when we sing it!
In other news, my BFF Kristen had her baby shower a few weekends ago! It was so perfect!!! She is in the homestretch now! Here is a picture of the castle diaper cake her sisters and I made for her! It was a princess themed shower!
|Me and my princess|
|Mets Fans! My husband and his mini-me|
|Couple hours after shots! Tutu's make it all better...|