Monday, May 9, 2011

Free Atlast!

Today Lea had her four month (and one week) check-up. So many wonderful things to tell! First off, her current weight is 8 lbs., 2 oz.! That's nearly five times her birth weight. She is still below the third percentile in size, but she is steadily growing -- and that's what's most important.

Last time you'll ever see those wires!

Also, the doctor gave said we can FINALLY take her off the apnea monitor. I cannot explain to you how excited I am about this. Lea is finally free! I am so happy that now when I pick up my girl, I don't have to worry about any stupid wires getting tangled or pulled out. Now Lea won't have any red marks under those sweet little arms, and overall she'll be much more comfortable.

With all the excitement, though, does come some anxiety. Lea has never slept without being attached to her monitor. Although that machine has been a severe pain-in-the-butt, it has given us peace of mind at night when we're asleep. Luckily, I've learned an invaluable lesson over the past few months: PRAYER CONQUERS ALL. So tonight, I will be praying that God watches over Lea as she sleeps wire-free for the first time.

Goodbye monitor!

The doctor also said we can start giving Lea solid food -- so we're going to try some cereal later this evening. Time is flying by. Is my little eight pound baby really about to try solid food??? Amazing. My tiny girl continues to thrive in every way. I am so proud of her, and all that she has accomplished in her short time on this Earth. I can't wait to see what the future holds for her!


  1. I am so excited to see how Lea did with cereal! Post some pics of that cutie trying it for the first time :)

    Congrats on a cord-free baby!

  2. Thanks so much! Cereal was not such a hit, but baby food... success!

  3. Happy 4 month Lea!! My girls just turned 4 months this week and the bigger twin is also 8 pounds just like Lea. :)