Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cardiologist appt 5/15/09 & update

Ashlyn had her three month cardiologist appointment last Friday (yea three month appointments instead of monthly!). She now weighs 18 lbs. 5 oz. and is 28.5 inches long. So she gained about a pound and a half and grew an inch and a half if almost two months. There is still a residual hole around her VSD patch and mild pulmonary narrowing. Dr. Huhta wants to see her back in three months. She was 8 months old yesterday.

Developmentally she is doing great. She has two teeth coming in. The first cut Mother's Day weekend and the second last weekend. We finally got eating solids down and started finger foods. Then she decided (just like big sister Brooke at the age) that she only wanted table food and refuses baby food. She eats pretty much anything we give her.

Ashlyn started sitting up unassisted end of March. She is on her way to crawling. This last week she has been reaching for things while sitting and is able to get back upright. If she topples over and lands on her knees, she will rock a bit on her hands and knees. She also is reaching up to things near her, so she should be pulling up soon. These are all good signs that being on the heart lung bypass machine did not do her harm.

We passed the six month mark from surgery April 27th. It’s hard to believe it has been six months and at the same time it is still so fresh in out minds. Ashlyn is doing incredibly well and we are very thankful! It could have been so much worse.

We did have an eventful week last month. Brooke broke her arm falling off the bunk bed and two days later Saphyre ran into another girl at Girl Scouts and needed stitches above her eye. Both girls are doing great now and Brooke will have her cast on for only a couple more weeks.

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