Thursday, June 25, 2009
Here is Kate still in utero. This was taken the day of her birth and she was born a few hours later. Now that I know what I'm looking at, it's glaringly apparent that she has PRS.
Here she is a few hours later, the night of her birth. She's already in the NICU and NOT HAPPY about it. The nurse took the pic so I could see her. She's been whisked away immediately and I"d not seen or held her yet. I remember looking at this pic and saying, "good I'm glad she's crying that means she's pissed".
And here is Kate now. This was taken at the end of May this year. Clearly, Kate is completely typical looking and I can assure you, completely typical developmentally as well. Just at the bottom of her extended neck, you can see where her stoma scar is. Other than that, there is absolutely nothing to indicate that she ever "had anything wrong with her".
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Otherwise, Kate's perfectly fine.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
This is video of Kate's first time in the pool. She's only ever been in the bathtub and only with inches of water. She had never been submerged in water, never had water over her head, never mind swimming. Because of that, she only lasts seconds in the pool but it's still a milestone nonetheless! Two days after this, we went to my husband's brother's house and she spent 4 HOURS in their hot tub. She was positively prunish but so so happy. I think the combination of warm water and being able to feel the bottom of the tub helped.