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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I actually have a few minutes!!!!

Hey everyone! So I've been wanting to do a blog for a long time now, just never have a chance. Karissa doesn't allow me to be on the computer a long time before she gets fussy. :) Yesterday we had her two month check-up. She gained enough weight to make the doctor happy even though it wasn't as much because of us running out of her supplement (see Dave's blog). She's now up to 6 lbs. 7 oz. and 20 in. long. I knew she was getting long because her pants were starting to become shorts! lol So she's been in newborn size which is good and today her outfit was even a 0-3 month size! She's definitely on the right track now. She did okay with her shots....her face got more red than I've ever seen!!!!! The doctor checked her all over and said she looks great. She's come alive so much in the past couple of months. As Dave mentioned, she smiles now with great big grins and sometimes makes a giggle sound when she smiles. During tummy time, she moves all around...pretty much from one end of the blanket to the other in only a few minutes. When Dave holds her and makes noises with his mouth, it is so cute to see her move her mouth to try to copy him. You also can't let anything get near her hands that you don't want her to grab because she'll grab onto stuff and not let go. So things are going really well....she's keeping me very busy, but we're having a great time. I put some pictures of her smile, where she starts tummy time, where she moves during tummy time, her 2 month picture, and of her and her cousin Hailey (it looks like she is saying "Not again Hailey" with her eyes because of Hailey crying). lol Thanks for the comments and hopefully, now that Karissa is doing better, we can get back to posting more frequently.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

2 months

I can't believe it; Karissa is already 2 months old!! I don't think anyone is still reading our blog but I figured I would do one more post and see if we still have any visitors. Please let us know if you are still visiting so we know if we should continue to blog. Karissa has made great improvements since the last post. She is now about 6 lbs, 4 oz. The supplement we are adding to pumped milk is what we think is making the difference because we ran out last week and she hasn't gained much since then. It is very expensive and we have been waiting to find out if the insurance company will cover the cost. Thankfully her dr's office has been a lot of help and they got us 2 boxes for no cost that we are picking up today. If we need more after that we will have to pay for it ($150/box) and the insurance will reimburse us. HA HA we all know how that goes. Anyway, Karissa is doing lots of new things including smiling, holding her head up while on her stomach, rolling over, and she's laughed a few times in the past couple days. Our first time leaving her for a significant amount of time (well, to us) will be Saturday when we go to a teen activity and she stays with her Grammy. We will be gone for about 4 hours or so and Megan is already dreading it. I have been back to work for a few weeks now so I'm used to it. That doesn't mean I enjoy leaving but I have to obviously. Well, that's all I have for now. Again, please let us know if you still read this because we are considering stopping. C-ya

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Christmas Update

Hello friends and loved ones! Well, not a whole lot has changed since my last post. Karissa has only gained 1 1/2 ounces and is now at 5 lbs 3 oz. Everyone is getting concerned. Well, we have been concerned but we are more so now. The dr. has us adding a supplement to Megan's pumped milk which we are giving her 3 times a day after regular feedings to try to get her gaining. Also the dr. is going to check her urine for infections if we can ever get her to go in a bag without getting poo mixed in it. They also want Megan to stop all intake of dairy to see if that is bothering Karissa. The dr. said sometimes babies react to mom's intake of dairy and the only sign is they don't gain weight so that means we are having a really hard time finding meals to make for Megan. If any of you have recipes that would not include milk, cheese, cream, butter, etc and not a lot of ingredients that we would have to go out and buy please email them to thorpmegan@yahoo.com. Please continue to pray. This is real hard and frustrating to be dealing with and pray that we will just trust God to take care of Karissa and bring her through this time. Thank you all!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!