Wow, I can't believe another year has gone by! It was last New Year's Eve when I found out I was pregnant and now I have a beautiful 6 month old baby girl! Abigail is doing great and continues to grow everyday. She now weighs 11 pounds 13 ounces and is 22 1/2 inches long. Abigail was released from the eye doctor in December. We had been going to the eye doctor every two weeks since she came home from the hospital to monitor for ROP. Abigail's eyes are fully developed and as blue as can be! She will go back to the eye doctor when she turns one just for a regular eye exam. Abigail had an appointment with her cardiologist and the PDA (artery outside her heart that remains open) is still there, but is smaller. We continue to pray that the artery will close on its own without needing surgery. The cardiologist doesn't want to see her again until next December. Abigail still has a possible kidney stone, so we are monitoring this problem and we have another renal ultrasound next month. Abigail continues to recieve physical therapy from the Early Childhood Intervention and will soon begin occupational therapy as well.
Abigail enjoyed her first Christmas, although she's too small to really understand what was happening. Next year, she'll be able to open her presents by herself or at least with some assistance. Abigail made her first road trip to The Wilcox Ranch to celebrate New Year's Eve with my family. She did pretty good considering it was a 4 1/2 hour trip in the car. We had to stop twice, so she could get out of her car seat for a little while. This was also her first time to sleep in her pack-n-play. She didn't sleep well the first night, but she slept better the next night. However, she was happy to get back home and sleep in her own crib!
Abigail has been eating cereal for a few weeks and now she's beginning to start on baby food. So far, we've only tried applesauce. I plan to make my own baby food, so we'll see how that turns out. She continues to sleep through the night. Abigail loves to play with her toys, especially when Mommy & Daddy play with her! I'm so blessed! I can't believe she's growing so fast!
Yes, Daddy is already trying to teach Abigail how to drive a tractor!