Sunday, September 27, 2009

New Discoveries

This has been a week of discoveries for Callie. This week, she has discovered her hands, her tongue, her ear, and that she can splash in the tub. We have included a picture of her sticking out her tongue. And I am sure she will hate us for it one day, we have included a video of her splashing in the tub. We couldn't resist...the determination on her face was just too much!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

14 Pounds!!

Callie has passed the 14 pound mark! She continues to amaze us every day! Her muscles are really starting strengthen and she is now able to hold herself in the sitting position! She is starting to show interest and preference in some of her toys. Some of them she will consistently track and others she will barely look at!
This week our dogs have officially realized that she is part of the family. Bryson, our little dog, has shown interest from the beginning. Whenever her alarm would go off, he would be the first one to her bassinet, but he would never come up to her while we were holding her. In the picture above, you can see how he came over to her for the first time to cuddle with us! Riley, our bigger dog, pretty much ignored her until Friday night, when she decided she loved her and wanted to be by her side all night! Too cute! It amazes us how they instinctually know to be gentle and gain our permission before getting close to her.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Talking to Mommy!

Here is a video clip of Callie "talking" with Mommy. She is getting really talkative! We had a great weekend at home with the family! We thought in honor of the Eagles first win, we would do a comparison of Callie with her bib. The first picture was taken March 22 and the second one was taken today! What a difference 5 1/2 months make...we thank God for our miracle every day!

Monday, September 7, 2009

What a week!

Callie has had a great week! She passed the 13 pound mark and has officially made the baby growth chart for weight! (she has only been on the preemie chart up until now!) She had grown two inches since her last pediatrician appointment, but still hasn't hit the "normal" growth chart (that may be partly Mommy's genes!) Her pediatrician was very happy with Chubby Callie and doesn't need to see her again for three months! We did discuss the upcoming flu season and have decided, along with her Pediatrician, that we really need to keep her in a bubble this fall/winter season. So, we will be pretty much hiding out and only visiting with those healthy people that have had the flu shot. We just can't be too safe with our Callie!
We had a small outing this week to St. Joe's. We wanted to bring Callie back to the NICU before flu season and this week seemed like a good opportunity! It was so great to see our NICU family...they took such great care of Callie and it was so nice for them to see how far she has come!
Infants and Toddlers also came out this week for an evaluation. Callie had been working with a summer teacher, and her full time teacher started back this week after the summer and came to work with her for the first time. She was extremely pleased with Callie. She evaluated Callie to be between 4 and 5 months (she is still only 3 months adjusted age) on most things. She is actually testing at 6 months for her social and emotional abilities!!