Emmy Loo

Lucy turned 8 months old on August 13th! We had to take her in for a little cold, and she weighed in at 10 pounds and 11 ounces. Yes, that is only 8 ounces more than she was at 6 months :(  She had a cold which causes weight loss because she can't breathe to eat, and she also had a 2 week GI virus that was going around & had bad runny dirty diapers every day. These shouldn't have caused that little of a gain though.We are keeping a food diary for 2 weeks, and Dr. M will re-assess her weight on September 14th to see where she is and go from there. He had thought she would be on the charts for weight and height this next visit, but we will see in 2 weeks.
It took her a few weeks to get the cereal down, but she has started eating solids 2 times a day--cereal in the morning & a veggie or fruit at night. We started the veggies right at 8 months.
Her corrected age was 6 months on the 22nd, and she has finally found her feet! She can pull her toes to her mouth, and she kicks like crazy now! I had the Dr check them at her sick visit. I was so worried because her feet would just hang, lay, or sit crossed at the ankles ( like in her picture above). She was right on track with development according to her corrected age, and then she seemed to be falling behind. We stopped her TEIS after 3 months, but they have re-opened her case so we will be getting some more help on how to help her stay on track. As a parent of a baby born under 3 pounds, you know how great of a chance she has of having a serious disability, even as she grows older.I spent too many nights up until 2AM  looking up cerebral palsy and everything else that could possible be wrong with her, but (with many prayers from people)  overnight one day she started doing so much! She also is still rolling ALL over the place!

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