Happy Easter! We hope that you all had a wonderful time celebrating with your families this weekend. We were excited to take Nicolette to visit the Easter Bunny but she was much more interested in the people that were there. p.s her mom was not ready to pose in the picture either!
We’ve officially come out of hibernation after the flu season and only had a few cases of the sniffles. Now we are out and about and enjoying the spring weather. Our pediatrician warns us that RSV and the FLU are still out there but to enjoy our time going out with Nicolette. We had a lot of help to keep her healthy and we appreciate every effort.
Nicolette is in excellent health. We will continue to watch her eyes, lungs and heart, but most of our efforts go towards feeding her so she can gain weight and get bigger. She measures low for her age on height and weight, but this is normal for preemies and the doctors say she will most likely catch up within the next two years. Visits to the pulmonologist and nutritionist are further apart and there is no real concern for her lungs. Also, last week we went to the cardiologist for a follow up appointment and there will be no follow ups after that and no concerns for her heart. We are now taking this specialist out of our rolodex.
We will still regularly meet with the ophthalmologist to check on her vision. Preemies almost always need glasses at a pretty young age so its important to stay on top of it.
Developmentally, Nicolette is ahead of her adjusted age and surprises us every day! She is fearless and teaches herself new things every day. She’s crawling, standing, and cruising around and, as always, never stops moving. Health-wise, we don’t have to worry about any developmental delays so far and everything seems to be wonderful.
She recently taught herself to climb down a stair. She tried to do this off of the doctors table since she decided she was done with her appointment. Talking and getting our attention is her top priority. She let’s us know when things are “good” and “dadadada.”
We wanted to make sure anyone who is interested is up to speed on Nicolette’s health and never hesitate to ask questions.
We are excited to spend more time with friends and family this summer. As a parent our number one priority is keeping Nicolette healthy. Please let us know if we are planning to see you if you or your little one is sick. We don’t mind finding a good time to reschedule.
Love, Brian and Sam
Here Sam is trying to get a kiss from Nicolette…