Monday, February 9, 2009

It's Official.....7+ Lbs.

This morning April and Savannah headed to the doctor's office for her normal appointment and weigh in. The doctor confirmed what we expected and Savannah now weighs over 7 Lbs. She gained 7.5 ounces over the past two weeks so her official weight is 7 Lb 3.5 Oz.

Savannah also received an unexpected shot this morning so she has been a little fussy today which can be expected. Tomorrow, April and Savannah will be heading to another doctor's appointment with a specialist that will administer another shot. Every month, Savannah receives a Synagis shot which is a preventative shot in the event that she catches RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus).

RSV can wreck havoc on a premature babies lungs and breathing passages and that is why we are continuing to be so cautious with Savannah. If an adult catches RSV, they show symptoms of a normal cold, however, if a premature baby catches RSV, they can show symptoms of pneumonia or bronchitis and it can lead to Savannah going back into the hospital which is what we are trying to avoid at all costs.

Over the past three months, April and I have been the only two that have held Savannah and only a few others have actually seen her in person. We are looking forward to the day that we can have a true welcome home party for Savannah and show her off to the world. Hopefully, that party will take place sometime in March or April but you can be sure that when it does take place, it will be one heck of a get together.

2 comments:

Laurie said...

yay 7 lbs!! I know...I can't wait to hold and hug on lil Savannah**sigh**

LuvMyKiddos3 said...

Oh goodness!!! She is beyond beautiful! How absolutely adorable, and precious and sweet. What a sweet, sweet girl. You are truly blessed. Although it may seem odd, I miss Patrick and think of him often.

My sister just found out she is having a little girl and they are naming her Savannah Grace. =)

Take care, and I look forward to more updates and pictures!

Ruth Anne in Oregon.