I totally forgot to post about Averi going to the Neonatal Clinic last week, which is funny because a lot happened while we were there.
The biggest thing was when I was told that the weaning process was over and Averi was officially done with the apnea monitor. I have to admit that it’s nice having one less thing to lug around and I love being able to put lotion all over Averi without worrying about getting it where her electrodes go. I think I had to write that in hopes of convincing myself that I don’t occasionally worry about her and miss the monitor. =P
In less controversial news, Averi is now a whopping 12 pounds 9 ounces, about the 40th percentile on the DS growth chart (yes, they have their own growth charts). She started at about the 20th percentile so she is chunking up quite nicely. The dietician said she should be growing at a rate of about 15 grams per day and she is currently chubbing at 23 grams per day. That being said, she finally lengthened the time between upping Averi’s feeds for the first time ever.
The nurse practitioner showed some concern that Averi hasn’t had a PT evaluation yet so I will have to ask her Early Intervention Specialist (the free one that comes to the home) about getting one. Finally, Averi got her H1N1 shot.
We’re always there for a long time and I’m so grateful that Kaili is finally 3 so I can drop her off at the Sibling Clubhouse for free and she can play to her hearts content.