Sunday, February 8, 2009

Who Needs a Rattle?

I guess I'll try to avoid hate mail from my family and think of something to post! We haven't been doing much lately, but I want to keep posting even small things. I'm planning to publish the blog in a book for Blair at some point, so she can see all the fun times we have and how blessed we are to have her!

We went to the doctor this week, and he said Blair sounded good. She is still on oxygen, and we haven't had any talk of when she might be able to go without it. I think it's going to be a while. I snapped this picture when I was changing her nasal cannula this week. Blair looks so different without it. It's like seeing someone for the first time without glasses or a beard! She is gaining weight pretty well - almost an ounce a day for the past few weeks. She weighed 9 lb 6 oz this week. Next week will be the very first week since we've been home that we won't go to the doctor -- yay! But that means I'll have to find something to do, so I don't drive myself batty after 14 days straight in my house.

Blair is "getting big" as her daddy says. Her little hands are twice the size they used to be. She's become so active, too. She kicks around in the tub now. She still loves bathtime, and she still screams when I get her out. We'll keep working on it, I guess!

Look at that sweet smile!

She batted at a lion hanging on the crib the other day. I think she did it on purpose, and that would be the first time I have noticed her reaching for something. She usually gets a hold of whatever is near her hands -- like her pacifier. She treats it like a rattle. She grabs it and slings it all around and usually ends up throwing it somewhere.

Yay, it's a toy!

Which way should I hurl it?

Her tubing is her other favorite thing to hold on to. Tonight, she had it in both hands, trying to get it in her mouth, laughing the whole time. I was laughing out loud with her!

She's not abused. I can't figure out why the tape breaks her out sometimes.


Linsey said...

I was trying to think of a nice way to tell you that I was going into Blair blog withdrawals. I'm so glad you gave me my fix!

Anonymous said...

I don't recall sending hate mail! haha

I too was having a few withdrawals from seeing pictures of Blair!

and you did three in one day pretty much! :)