Posted (Tina) in All Posts on April-15-2008

Our big outing for the day was going to the pediatrician.

Ella checked out well. She still had her onesie and diaper on, but weighed in at 13lbs, 2 ounces at the office of Dr. Sarantos! Again, I really judge her weight by the scale at the office of Dr. Kays, since she uses the exact same digital scale each time and she always weighs in the nude. But this gives me hope that when we visit Dr. Kays next week, we should see a weight gain. Her last visit to Dr. Sarantos was 12 lbs, and Dr. Kays was 11 lbs, 14 ounces.

Dr. Sarantos is so nice and knowledgeable – – I’m really going to miss her when we leave. As we discussed height and weight for Ella, she is still underweight for her age. When we plotted her weight and age for the past 3 months, it is going the right direction. If she can maintain the same pace, she will probably go into the “normal” range within 3-5 months. We’ll see!

Ella received another series of vaccines as well as her last synagis shot for the season. She will not need another synagis shot until November. Poor little Ella getting those shots. She was in such a great mood before that happened.

We tried pears again today – – and she liked them! It is definitely a taste thing for her. I think we might try apples next since they seem like they might have a similar taste to pears.

We were not able to take a walk today. Believe it or not, it was brisk and chilly here in Florida. Although it was not too cold for me, I wasn’t sure that it would be good for Ella with the cold breeze hitting her face. So, we opted to stay inside for most of the day.

Tomorrow, we have another physical therapy appointment. I could only hope that it will go as smooth as the appointment on Monday.

Yes, only 39 days until Josh leaves for Denver! And 46 days until all of us arrive in Denver to walk in our front door. We still have so much to coordinate for Ella, but just praying that it will all come together.

Psalm 33:20-22
We wait in hope for the LORD;
he is our help and our shield.

In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.

May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD,
even as we put our hope in you.