Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Teag is 7 months old!

Teagan is 7 months old today! This last month seems like it flew by! Here are a few pics from this week and some new milestones for Teag:

-She's getting much better at taking some solids. She hates rice cereal but LOVES bananas and arrowroot cookies! We've also tried sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, peas (not a fan), apples and pears.
-She's had her NG tube out now for almost a week and we're all loving it! The bottle feeding isn't amazing, but she seems to be eating enough for now. Along with that, she no longer sleeps on a wedge because we're not tube feeding her at night. Now that she gets to lay flat with no tube in, she sleeps like a rock! -Speaking of sleeping.... I give her the last feed of the day around 12 midnight and then let her go as long as she wants until her next feeding. Some nights she'll actually sleep until 7:30am!!

-She is sitting really well in her bumbo seat, and also propped up on the floor with pillows. She can roll from tummy to back and almost back to tummy.
-Her favorite word to babble is 'Dadda'! All day off and on you hear dadda dadda daaaaada!

This week we're supposed to all go in for a flu shot and Teagan is due for her 4 months vaccines. (yes 4 month, we're really behind!) Her RSV shots begin next month and she'll get one per month for the whole cold and flu season until April. The kids and I have passed around a pretty nasty cold since we got back from the wedding. Teag seems to be handling it ok, she's just a little stuffy in the morning and at night. I've been running a humidifier in her room at night and its beginning to feel like the rain forest in there!

Next week I'm supposed to take Teag in for an evaluation to see if she's behind enough with her physical development to need therapy. Also, on the 31st she's scheduled to have her first swallow study. I take her to the hospital imaging department and they have her swallow barium and watch it on the x-ray to see how she swallows. I'm not sure why they're wanting to do it now after 7 months and I'm hoping no new issues come up. I feel like we've finally conquered the NG tube AGAIN and I don't want to ever go back!

Today is also my brother Brian's birthday- the big 21! He gave up 4 weeks of his summer this year to come here to Washington and help me with the kids and house while Trent was working. He's an awesome uncle and we all love him! Happy Birthday Uncle Brian!


Anonymous said...

This entry and pictures just brought tears to my eyes, what a gift your little Teagan is to all of us! You would never know what she has been through to look at that happy, bright face! Happy Birthday little angel grandaughter, we love you so much!
Happy Birthday Brian.....from Washington!
We love you ALL!
nana and Pacaw!

Katie said...

Happy 7 Months Sweetie! You look so beautiful (as always) in your pictures. I was thinking of you today and excited to see what your mommy was going to post! Glad you're doing so well without that NG tube :) Can't wait to see you soon! Can you believe these 2 are already 7 months? It's really flown by...snif, snif!
Katie & Maddie

Mimi said...

She is so so cute!! i can't believe she is 7 months... wow!

I live for the day that Mia can have the ND tube OUT.... someday....

I love her little smile!

Anonymous said...

What a little doll baby! I'm so happy for her that she's doing so well. Thankyou for the pics.
Love Aunt Karen.