It was like 50 degrees here this afternoon so Mr Minion and I took LMM for a walk around our neighborhood. We dressed her in her coat, which is pink and furry and makes her look like a pink baby Ewok from Star Wars. I hooked her into my baby carrier and off we went. As soon as we went out the door, she knew something was going on. The only time she ever goes outside is in her car seat for doctor appointments. She was looking around everywhere, smiling at Mr Minion and I and taking it all in. As we walked, I noticed that she kept looking up and just staring. It was the trees. She was just amazed by the trees.
So excited for spring and nicer temperatures so that we can do this more often! How many parents get to watch their kids cognitively experience things like trees and birds for the first time? I guess this is the silver lining of RSV isolation.
Pediatrician appointment on Wednesday went well. This was a weight check and a follow up from her appointment last week. Current weight is now 6 pounds, 7.8 ounces!
We were cleared to go to every 4 hours overnight for her feedings. She was eating every 3, and that extra hour has made a big difference for Mr Minion and I in terms of sleep. She’s sleeping better now too, and is more awake during the day.
We give her tummy time every day and she’s being very impressive. She can lift her head, hold her head up (for the most part), and kicks herself around the mat. The pediatrician was very impressed with her range of head motion and her neck strength. She is a week old adjusted, and doing things closer to her chronological age.
We got actual reflux medication for her. It seems to be helping with her congestion and cough. She’s also eating a little better, too. We offer her 70 mls now, and she has finished almost all of it for her feedings today.
On deck for this weekend: going to try taking her for a walk outside. I realized after the pediatrician office visit that I hadn’t physically left the house for a week. I’m more of an indoor girl though. 🙂