Monday, May 31, 2010

Great Friends

We had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! One of Mommy's best friends from home, Sara, came to visit with her husband, Mike, and daughter, Haley. Haley is also a preemie, born at 28 weeks last June. It was so great to finally have the girls together and for them both to be doing so great!

It was really fun to watch Callie interact with Haley, especially since this was her first real chance to play with someone her age! As you can see, Callie had to learn about sharing and not stealing binkies!

It was a really hot weekend in Maryland, but we tried to get as much time outside as possible. We took a daytrip to the Inner Harbor and got to visit with another friend, Alison, from Canton! We also spent a lot of time in our yard playing with Callie's new water table!

It was so nice to have a relaxing weekend with great friends! We are so greatful that Sara, Mike, and Haley made the trip down to visit us.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

First Steps!!

Callie officially took her first steps tonight!! We couldn't be more proud of her!! She will be one year, Adjusted Age, in a few weeks, so this is perfect timing! She is actually ahead of her Mommy who didn't walk until she was 14 months old!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Weekend Update

Callie has had a couple of follow-up doctors visits over the last couple of weeks. The first one was with her eye doctor. Callie's "lazy eye" hasn't improved much, although, sometimes, especially in the mornings it is perfectly in sync. He still wants to give her body the chance to correct on its own, although he doesn't feel this is likely. With preemies he likes them to be at least one year adjusted age before doing surgery. He has instructed us to continue patching her good eye for one hour a day and we will see him again at the end of the summer.

The second appointment was with her Neurosurgeon. He was extremely happy with her progress. He has always been very business like with us. This time, you could see his excitement with how well she is doing. He kept saying that he couldn't believe she is a 24 weeker! Obviously, we were thrilled to hear that!

The weather this weekend was beautiful. We made our first family trip to the Inner Harbor to see some friends from the NICU that were in town for doctors appointments. It was great to catch up with them and see how well their daughter is doing. It was also great for them to see Callie because the last time they saw her she weighed about 2 pounds.

Callie is really starting to enjoy "guppies". Each week, she has gotten more involved in her swimming lessons. She is starting to kick her legs and just starting to do the arm motions. We think this has been a really great experience for her!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Family, Friends, and Guppies!!

Callie has had a fun couple of weeks. She is getting more and more steady on her feet. We anticipate she will be walking in no time!
Callie made her first trip to Canton last weekend! She really handled the drive well, considering the distance!
While we were in Canton, Callie got to meet her friend Grady! (Grady's Mommy is Marci's friend from High School!) It was so cute watching them looks like they are having a conversation with each other!
Callie got to spend time with her "big" cousin Jack! Jack loved showing Callie all of his toys. And Callie loved trying them out, like the Police motorcycle below!

While we were in Canton, Callie got to spend some quality time with her Great Grandparents! She got to see three sets of Great Grandparents during our short visit...there was lots of love and Callie kisses going around!

Callie also had her first swimming lesson this weekend! It is at the local Athletic Club and it is called Guppies, how cute!!

Callie wasn't 100% thrilled with swimming lessons. I think it was a little overwhelming for her. She is so used to being in the "bubble" we created and swimming lessons had a lot of stimulation! I am hoping that she will be more comfortable next week!

She did have some fun moments swimming with Mommy and two little girls that will be in her class once she starts Daycare in the fall.