Monday, March 26, 2007
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Friday, March 9, 2007
It is hard to believe that Emmy is 2 weeks old. Nathan is really enjoying his time off, but all good things must come to an end. He goes back to work part-time next week and full-time the week after that. Jen is really going to miss all of his help around the house, but it will be nice to get the family back on some sort of schedule too.
We had several doctors appts. this week. Wednesday morning we went to see the cardiologist. He was so impressed with how well Emmy's heart is doing that (barring any complications) he won't need to see her again for 3 months. He thinks that because of the type of hole in her heart, she shouldn't need to have surgery until she is 2 1/2 to 5 years old. Wednesday evening we went for her 2-week check-up. Dr. Conforti thinks that she is gaining weight well, but wants to do another weight-check in two weeks to make sure she keeps up the good work. Most DS babies have really small ear canals, but the dr. said the hers are good-sized. We never thought we would get excited over big ear canals before this! Thursday morning we went to the audiologist to having her hearing tested since she failed her test at the hospital. She passed the test for her right ear with no problem, but still hasn't passed with her left ear. We go back for another test on 3/20, so keep her left ear in your prayers.
Emmaline had her first bath this week. She cried less than the other two kids did when they got their first baths. Her favorite part, besides just laying in the warm water, was snuggling in the towel when she was all done.
Well, it's getting late and this week has really worn us out. Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, March 1, 2007
So far, Emmaline has proven to be a content baby. She even slept 6 hours straight last night! Nursing and making dirty diapers seem to be her hobbies at the moment. Jacob and Ellie love to help take care of her and are becoming experts at throwing away diapers and locating pacifiers. Nathan has been a big help too: washing dishes, vacuuming floors, doing laundry, keeping everyone fed, and tending to the oldest 2. Jen, meanwhile, is enjoying the time off and keeps busy taking care of Emmy and reading up on DS.