Sunday, August 28, 2005

10 weeks already?

Yup, Lili's over ten weeks old, and last doctor's visit (to get some shots - shniff) she was ten pounds, twelve ounces and 22-1/2 inches tall. For those of you who like stats, that's just about fiftieth percentile for all babies. They make charts for down syndrome, and it looks like she's about 90th plus percentile on those. You go, girl!

She's doing so well. She is the sweetest baby on earth (we have no bias whatsoever and do not engage in hyperbole). She smiles and coos and squeaks and grunts. She is very responsive, and will copy mommy's happy face or surprised playful gasp. Her acid reflux, which was a battle earlier, is getting under control with a few medicines (Zantac and Prevacid, both in sweet baby-friendly forms) and thickened breast milk (using Simply Thick, a xanthan gum-based thickener that we order from St. Louis). Xanthan gum is a great ingredient for gluten-free baking; I never thought we would use it to make honey-consistency breast milk...

No pics this time, just wanted to give y'all an update on stuff. The home inspection went pretty well; he gave us a few things to follow up on in the next few days, boiler, chimney...but no huge problems.

Lili has the best extended family and friends in the world. She wanted to thank you all (if you're reading this, that means you) for everything you've done for her.

1 comment:

Grandma Marian said...

Hi gang! I'm just back from Lili's extended Pinnacle family supper with Parker and Phyllis, Biff and Patti, and Allan and Barbara. Much exchange of news and picture-looking. They're all loving the blog too.

Thank you Daddy David for the great news update! Maybe Lili will have some of Paternal-Grandpa Bruce's height! Much love from Grandma Marian