Sunday, November 6, 2011

Cardiologist Appointment

Adeline had a check-up with her cardiologist (whom we love) this past week, and everything went great!  She had an echo to check on her repair and all looked wonderful on the echo.  She was pretty well behaved during the echo but got fussy at the end.  She kept giving me the look as if saying "Hey mom, I thought I escaped the hospital and got rid of all these doctors and tests!"  She's also up to 8 lbs 8 oz which considering she was 5 lbs 9 oz at birth, she's putting on the pounds!  Heart babies can have feeding issues and poor weight gain so we are very thankful for her weight.  After seeing her cardiologist, we ran by for a weight check with her pediatrician.  Her pediatrician was quite impressed with her weight gain, and we no longer have to add olive oil and formula to increase the calories in her breast milk!  Her cardiologist dropped her lasix (only cardiac medicine she was on), and we dropped 1 reflux med so she's only on 2 reflux meds now.  Slowly but surely Adeline's medicine and bottle making counter in our kitchen is losing items!  Next up for Adeline is her repeat swallow study in early December to see if she can swallow thin liquids and hopefully breastfeed.  That same day ENT will rescope her to check on her left vocal chord, but we can assure you that we think her vocal chord is just fine :)  She can let out a loud cry when she wants to, and her cry's come a long way since those first few days after surgery. 

In other Adeline news, our sweet baby girl is sleeping through the night (hope I didn't just jinx us)!!  I attribute this to the hospital having her on such a schedule because I didn't do anything special to try and get her to sleep through the night.  One of the perks of being in the hospital for a while - a good schedule.  She's a very happy baby, and she smiles and coos all of the time.  I keep trying to get a good smile on camera, but of course she stops smiling every time I pull out the camera.  We think she'll be an early talker but that shouldn't be a surprise when you think about her parents! 

And because no post is complete without pictures...

Gayle finally getting to hold Adeline

Best we could get of the oldest and youngest cousin together - not sure Will knows what to do with a girl!

Happy 2 Month Birthday - November 3

And she's finished...ripping the sticker off herself!

1 comment:

  1. So glad that sweet Adeline could come and celebrate Adair's baptism with us! And so thankful for the continued good news, I know you guys are beyond thrilled.