Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Besides caring for Kristell and Kaitlyn, we've been busy trying to get caught up with life in general. Our house is gradually getting back to normal. Getting all the mission-related things caught up will take a bit longer, but we're making progress.

Yesterday (the 15th of December) was the day Steph's doctor had tentatively scheduled the c-section for Kristell. It's hard to believe that Kristell was already seven weeks and a day old!

Last week on Thursday Kristell had her 6 week check up. The doctor gave us a very positive, encouraging report. She has gained on average 43 grams a day since she got out of the hospital. At her appointment she weighed 2.9 kg. (approx 6lbs 6 oz.). All of her reactions and reflexes were normal and, best of all, the doctor said he didn't see even subtle signs of any brain damage. We are SO grateful! The pediatrician wants to see her again at three months after she has another brain MRI.
Kristell is filling out well, and even has the beginnings of a double chin. She's kind of in between newborn size clothes and the preemie size. We are so thankful she is doing well! Thank you for praying for us!

4 comments:

Misty said...

She is adorable and looks so alert! Praising God that she is growing and every thing looks good!

Anonymous said...

Did you maybe mean the 15th of September?

Danny,Liz,Becca,Ben, Abby and Caleb said...

She is adorable and growing so quickly! I can tell that the new daddy may be having a little lack of sleep due to thinking it is December already!? If that is the case, then I am in trouble! LOL! I am just kidding with you, couldn't resist! You all continue to be our prayers.....

Kristin Bump said...

She is so adorable! Glad to see that she is doing fine. She didn't get to have Alaina's birthday...but's that's OK with me! :) We are happy for you all and keep you in our prayers. KB