I am proud to say that Jadyn finally smiles. Jan 10th was her first real big social smile. And she still melts my heart every time. It is the hardest thing to ever capture on the camera. As soon as i bring out the camera she just stares at it forever and wont take her eyes off it. I just happened to catch it twice.
Right now J is a pretty easy baby. She is still on a pretty good schedule: Eats every 3 hours, is awake for about an hour, then sleeps for 2 hours until its time to eat again. ( I contribute some of her sleeping to her anemia). After her noon feeding is when she is the most fun. She likes to talk, smile, and we will play on the floor with toys and do tummy time. She sleeps for about 7 hours at night which is so nice. She seems to be getting so big and I'm happy to announce that the fluid in her belly has gone down quite a bit in the past 2 weeks. It got really big there for a while and our pediatrician was a little concerned that it was getting harder for her to breathe because of the pressure it puts on her lungs. We went to see another GI Dr at Primary Childrens and by that time it had gone down quite a bit. They are not too worried about it. They say it should continue to go down on her own and might take several more months. We continue to do blood work on her, me, Cade and family members to see if we can figure out her diagnosis. But right now she is a happy and seems to be healthy... thankfully!
P.S. I do realize that this is now officially Jadyn's blog. Cade and I are very boring now. Maybe someday we will do something worthy of sharing but as for now Jadyn is much more fun to talk about.
So I decided I need to post more pictures of Jadyn since she has been home so I don't forget what shes like when she's little. Most of these pictures are older but hopefully some updated ones will be coming soon.
These are some of the things she loves:
She loves to cuddle with mom and dad (which I'm told doesn't last too long..sadly)
Loves bath time!!!
And doesn't mind too much getting dressed
(She is definately getting some cheeks on her which make them that more kissable!)
Other things she likes right now:
Loves to fall asleep on her boppy of all places
Likes her carseat as long as the car is moving!
Loves to eat..which is a huge improvement from her hospital days
Likes to study your face and be more alert at times
Is begining to like her crib a little bit more even though she has not transitioned to nights in there yet - hopefully we will master that soon
Our baby turned three months old on Dec 30th. That day she had an appointment at Primary Childrens with the hematologist. They discovered that her hematacrit had suddenly dropped and she needed a blood transfusion. Poor girl suffers from severe anemia. She handled her blood transusion very well and is doing great.
She weighed 10 lbs 4 oz and 20 inches long at her appointment.
Jadyn has been a joy and is a good baby. I can't wait for the day when she can smile back at me. Even though she is three months old, her adjusted age is about 5 weeks. So hopefully she will be smiling soon!