10-months-old! I know it's been a week since she turned 10-months, but it still feels like a big deal. Double digits! And I can't believe how close we are to 1-year. 1-year since that day....wow.
Here is a quick update on how Veronica is doing at the 10 month mark:
- Veronica's last weight check was about 3 weeks ago and she was 16 lbs, 11oz. I think it's safe to assume she has surpassed the 17 lb mark by now. I am guessing she will be somewhere between 19 and 20 lbs by her first birthday. Amazing!
- Tummy time remains a frequent activity in our house. While she still isn't rolling, Veronica does move quite a bit when she is put on her stomach. Somehow she manages to completely turn herself around so that she is facing the opposite direction. Today she even did a full 360 degree turn. She also does mini push-ups and kicks her legs furiously. I'm so proud of her efforts. And although she isn't rolling, she is able to sit unassisted which I think is great progress.
- When we started solids a few weeks ago, Veronica really wasn't too thrilled. Most times, she would spit out the food and cry. I was a little worried, just knowing that micro preemies often have issues with food/eating. But we recently turned a corner and she seems to be enjoying everything that is offered to her.
- In regards to sleep....well, we're still working on that. She generally sleeps from 8pm - 6am but wakes up twice to nurse. I can't say for sure if she is actually hungry, but she sure seems like it. I'll admit that I wouldn't mind a good nights sleep (after all, it has been 10 months) but I try to remember that it's a whole lot better than her waking up in the NICU in the middle of a night for a nurse to feed her. For naps, she only sleeps for 45 minutes at a time. Yes, you read that correctly - 45 minutes. I love her dearly but I do wish she would sleep longer.
Overall, Veronica is doing wonderfully. We look at her everyday in complete wonder at how far she has come. We feel incredibly blessed. Here are some photos from this past week:
|My only blue eyed girl.|
|Tummy time is tiring.|