Friday, March 11, 2011

Birthday Ticker

You will notice at the very bottom of the blog page that I have added one of the birthday tickers for Clarie.  Of course, I had to use the one with hearts on it for her as well as the baby in the pea pod since we grow them on our farm.  The thing I really like about this one is that is for premature babies.  So it gives her actual age and then her corrected age.  The corrected age is something we will have to keep up with until she is about 2 years old.  Her corrected age is based on her due date.  So even though Claire is 5 months old, she's really only 2 1/2 months old.  So developmentally she should be doing the things of a 2 1/2 month old even though she's twice as old.  It's very, very confusing. 

So I thought this ticker would help me and every one else to know where Claire should be based on her corrected age and not her actual age.  I will be glad when we don't have to keep up with 2 different ages and we can just go by her actual birthdate. 

Claire is doing well and getting back into her routine which is great.  It's been a long week for me because I have finally started back to work pretty much full time.  So getting caught up plus getting used to the work week again has worn me out!  We are hoping for a nice quiet weekend around our house. 

I weighed Claire tonight at home and she weighed 5110 grams!  Which for us is awesome because she is FINALLY off of the weight chart that we were given in the NICU 5 months ago.  I am not sure what 5110 grams equates to in pounds and ounces yet, but I know it's over 11 lbs since that's what the weight chart goes up to.  So she is growing!! 

I couldn't get her to smile in the picture below but thought the little dog outfit was just too cute not to post!

I also found a blog today of another Tetralogy of Fallot baby about the same age as Claire.  I have been searching for other TOF blogs to read to relate to and haven't found very many.  The one I read today is uncanny how similar things are (but different at the same time).  I will post more on that later!


The Scott Family

1 comment:

  1. I saw your post on Mason's blog and thought I would jump over and say hi. :) My daughter, Rebekah, is 20 months and has Truncus Arteriosus, which is very similar to TOF. In fact, it was a few weeks (in utero) before the doctors were sure which one she had. We live in SC near Mason, and have family in Burlington, NC. I always love to "meet" new heart families. I will be keeping up with Claire and keeping you all in prayer!