Emily met with her nutritionist on Friday. It was the last appointment we will have with this nutritionist who has been with Emily for a long time now. She has been wonderful and we are definitely going to miss her! Here are Emily's latest stats:
Weight: 31 lbs. 15 oz. (up 13 oz from last month)
Height: 39 inches (up 3/4 inch from last month)
She is taking in about 57% of the calories that she should. Her growth for height is right where it should be so clearly that amount is working for her! She said the only thing that she would suggest is to try to give Emily some more water. Not sure where/when we will fit that in, but we will definitely keep an eye on that. With the heat wave lately, I have been concerned about her staying hydrated when we are out and about. So far so good.
Emily got her new orthotics on Friday. We went through 7 adjustments on the last ones and were very hopeful that the new ones would work for her. When Mike and Emily got back from the appointment, he fed her and then put her down for a nap. When I got her up, she had wiggled out of both of them. One of them was completely off and kicked to the side in her crib. The other one was on sideways, with her foot completely out of the bottom. *sigh* So we are back to square one. Can we say F-R-U-S-T-R-A-T-I-N-G boys and girls?
Things have been pretty hectic with the upcoming move. That isn't going to change anytime soon. We have several appointments this week and Emily's IFSP meeting. Plus, Mike's parents are coming to visit. The visit will be nice. I know Emily will get lots of love and attention. And I know Mike's parents are going to be thrilled to get their Emily fix. We see her every day so it is easy for us to forget how much she changes, but they have not seen her since March. I have no doubt they will notice some changes (besides her height and weight).
Here are a few shots of Emily playing with some of her favorite things.
We have had the bubble machine for a while, but haven't taken it out for some reason. It is switch activated. She has quite a few switch activated toys, but the difference with the bubble machine is that she has to hold the switch down (the others only require one hit and they do their thing). It was really cool to watch her figure it out. I just sat back and watched. She hit the switch, the bubble machine started to move, but then stopped (with no bubbles). She did this 2 or 3 times. Then she put her hand on the switch and held it down and the look on her face was priceless. She was so excited to see the bubbles filling the living room. I was really excited to see her problem-solving.
Her other favorite things lately are these pom-poms. We have had these for a while too and she hasn't been very interested. Until recently. We have to put them in her hands for her, but then she will hold them for a long time. She will use them to hit her switch or her other toys that have buttons. She will even do "arms up" for you if she is laying down with them in her hand. It is kind of fun to watch her put her arms up in the air with the pom-poms like she is cheering for herself.