One bag of sugar.
Or one bag of flour, even.
Yep, that’s all and yet, it’s still that much, too.
Five pounds. Always seemd kinda wimpy when you could buy ten pound bags of flour or sugar.
But not at all wimpy when you realize how much bigger five pounds is than just 14.8 ounces.
Yep, that’s right. Little Emma Kate has broken the five pound mark and is still growing like crazy.
She is actually big enough now to be picked up under her arms like bigger babies. Before we just had to kind of scoop her up.
And you know what else? She can roll over. Yes, it’s true. I know, I know…her physical therapist is completely amazed as well. She rolls from her belly to her back without too much of an effort.
And…she is eating regular baby formula–Similac with Iron. (The breastmilk source is sadly depleted.) She no longer has to have the special $80/case Similac Special Care 24 calorie Low Iron Ready-to-Serve formula. Nope, we can run right down to the local market and pick up a can of food for the baby now.
And medicines? She still takes Metaclopromide for her reflux, Theophylline to keep her heart rate up and for now, an iron supplement. She has successfully completed two rounds of vaccinations–her 2 month and her four month. And she has taken her last Synagis shot for the year so we can actually begin to think about taking her out in public. As it stands, she has been outside the house a total of six times since she came home–all for doctor visits.
Her eyes (post laser surgery) look good according to her opthamalogist. She is starting to focus her eyes more and track objects in front of her face.
Just wanted to give a small update to you guys since I don’t get t get on-line too often anymore.
To those of you who have been keeping up with Emma Kate’s progress, thank you. It means a lot. To those of you who wish people would stop gooing over this stupid kid they don’t know, believe me–I understand and I’m sorry. All I can tell you is–don’t read the threads if you can avoid them. And thanks for not posting a thread about it.