Here is our week in pictures! The princess continues to be photogenic as well as her parents being camera happy. Of course, it is a little harder to snap constant photos these days, but we still capture as many moments as we can.
Bella is doing well. Growing and becoming more expressive, and we know this is only the beginning. All the faces she makes are just so darn cute. She seems to be tracking a little better each day and responding to interaction more fluidly. We continue to ogle at how pretty she is and be thankful to hold her in our arms. Even when she potties on us or keeps us up all night, we still count our blessings and tell her thank you for those things (it might be a bad habit, but it is just so hard not to). And we are so guilty about letting her sleep in our bed with us. She just seems to like it so much more than that uncomfortable bassinet...good justification, right!?!
We have started mixing formula into her daily eating schedule. The breast milk supply has greatly dwindled with her massive appetite. Bella seems to really like the formula too. Maybe this is a good sign that she is going to have mommy and daddy's appetite and not be a picky eater (we just love food).
Her skin and eyes are carrying a much lower yellow tint. She has a GI appointment this week. So we are crossing our fingers that the CBili level is way down compared to when we left VA. We also hope to get some insight to her hernias. The one on her right side seems to have gotten slightly bigger.
Early Childhood Intervention came last week to do a basic assessment. They are the group that looks over a child's development during infancy. With additional observation they will determine whether Bella qualifies for physical therapy, vision teaching, speech therapy, etc. We just filled out paper work and hope to get the actual initial exams out of the way in the next few weeks. Based on the fact that she was so premature, she already qualifies for certain risk factors.
We will give you another medical update after her GI and eye appointments this next week.
...If God is with us, no one can defeat us. He did not spare his own Son but gave him for us all. So with Jesus, God will surely give us all things.
Peace & God Bless