Baby Girl had her second NICU follow up today and she looks great! Everything from head shape to weight gain is fantastic. She seems like a typical 7 week baby, which is amazing considering where we started. She's beautiful and so much fun to cuddle.
Mama is a bit nervous to be going wireless, we'll be using a Snuza monitor for the forseeable future. We're working on adding more tummy time now that we are wire free. Baby Girl gets OT through Infant and Toddler Services - a wonderful and very awesome organization (they are a 501(c)3, I think you can donate to them if you'd like). We also receive support and help with early childhood development from Parents as Teachers. Or at least, we do for now. Apparently, the committe that manages Parents As Teachers budget has decided to defund it, ending the program. This would be a huge loss for families across Kansas.
We're so grateful for everything the St. Luke's NICU has done for us. The doctors, nurses and support staff are top notch. An amazing group of people who work tirelessly to care for a very vulnerable group. We're so thankful we were in the right place at the right time. We know our story could have gone very differently.
Baby Girl was 22 weeks old on the 22nd of this month. She's a NICU Graduate!