Friday, December 2, 2011
My Precious Girls
Just to celebrate reaching Hope's official due date - today was the day she was supposed to be born, but we are so thankful to have had two extra weeks loving and holding her. She had her first doctor's appointment this week and everything was looking very good. Although her weight dropped to 6lbs 8oz leaving the hospital and then to 6lbs 5oz two days later, this week she was up to 6lbs 11oz - very close to her birth weight, which made the doctor very happy. She is now allowed to sleep through the night until she wants to wake up and we have been ABSOLUTELY BLESSED because since then she has been sleeping seven hours a night. I'm sure that will change in the next two weeks as she starts to be awake and alert more, but right now we're loving it! Everything checked out wonderfully - she's grown to 20.5in. and is already lifting her head to look around at everything. It seems like she's trying to grow up too soon (the doctor said she's just a bit stronger than a normal newborn due to the fact that she had to fight contractions for several months - they really worked her muscles).
Katie is the best helper in the world and can't do enough for her little sister. We all feel so very happy and blessed!
Posted by Nikki at 7:31 PM