Sunday, September 20, 2009

Miracle Baby Reunion

Today we went to locals hospital Miracle baby Reunion at the hospital where Alexandrea was born. it was great seeing some of the nurses that took care of Alexandrea and all the other kids and babies. But being back in the entrance of the nicu and heaing the bells and whistles brought back a flood of memories. My camera batter died so I only have a few pics.








My sweet neice , who was also a preemie, She is now 15 months.














Sunday, September 13, 2009

Swaddling

Chillen in the chair, She loves to watch bella our dog.

You are a sweet Princess
You love your feet and shoes Since Alexandrea was born, she has always loved to be swaddled. Putting her to bed was about a 10 min process, Change diaper, get her jammies on, swaddle and place in bed with her paci.
Now the past few days, she wants her arms out but wants her legs wrapped . You are now nearly 12 lbs, you have quadrupled your weight and have grown nearly 10 in. Wow.

Yes she likes to have a spare.

Becky and Lars

Thursday, September 10, 2009

10 Months




I just can't belive Alexandrea is 10 months old today! Wow! Where has this year gone?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Park Swing

We have had a pretty uneventful weekend but little miss Alexandrea has had lots of first the past few days


Tonight we went to the park and met some friends from church. We all had a great time and she got to go in the swing. She giggled with happiness and smiled pretty much the whole time she was in there. It was a big hit and I think we will have to make it back again before the weather changes and gets rainy and cold.













Since being home form the hospital , Alexandrea has slept in our bedroom in a bassinet. She had only slep in her crib a handful of time and that was generally for a nap here or there. We wanted to put her in her bedroom but were having a hard time with it, but last night out angel sleep all night in her room. For the past week or so, everytime I was crawling into bed after pumping, she would start to cry. It was not long 20 min or so, but I did not want this to develop any further. We did turn on tthe Monitor Just in case but she did not make a peep until 730 am . Yipee!! It felt good to get some sleep.



Alexandrea also got to go to her fisrt birthday party for her friend Lilly who turn 1. She had a grat birthday and can'twait to play with her more. Alexandrea is just now counting down the days till she gets a birthday cake.

Overall Alaxandrea is doing well, We right now do not know how long she will have her feeding tube. It all depends on her and how much she eats orally to be able to gain weight without falling furhter off the charts. She is now about 11lbs 10 oz and 24 1/2 in long .

I have also had to go through some of her clothes and pack them away as they are getting too small . Depending on who make it she is now wearing anywear form 3- 6 months. After we finish off this last pack of diapers, we will also be going up a size in diaper to size 2.


Please continue to pray for growth for little miss Alexandrea so we can at least get her on the growth charts.

Becky and Lars

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pacifier


Alexandrea was started on the pacifier when she was in the nicu , She first had a special one for preemieS that was purple , once she got bigger, she graduated to the larger one in green.

She still loves her paci when going to sleep. Tonight she could not make up her mind which one she wanted. Sorry the videa is kinda dark but we only had a small light on.

5 min later when she was all wrapped like a little burrito she was out like a light happy sucking one paci.




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