Starting Tues. April 17, 2012, Paige began her journey to meet everyone and the world a little sooner than expected, 12 weeks early! After 5 days in the hospital, Paige made her debut into the world at 9:03 pm Saturday April 21, 2012 via C-Section due to severe preeclampsia and IUGR. (Tony & Cathy Hagerman's favorite anniversary gift and Uncle Travis Miller's best birthday gift ever). She came out kicking and screaming! Weighing 1 lb. 7 oz. and 13 inches long. She spent 68 long days in the NICU at York Hospital. We truly can't thank them enough! They saved our little miracle baby! She came home June 27 weighing 4 lbs. 8.3 oz. 17.75 in. long.
52 week Recap
Apr 26, 2013 10:59am
Physical Age: 52 weeks or 1 year old on the 21st April 20-26
Adjusted Age: 40 weeks
Weight: 16 lb. 13 oz. April 22nd
Length: 28.5 in. Apr. 22nd
Head Circumference: 44 cm. Apr. 22nd
Diaper Size: Size 2
Clothing Size: 9 month
Hair Color: Looks like it’s a brown color now, it has gotten a little darker now that it is growing. Her hair has some long patches of hair. We noticed its coming in and thicker in the back and sides but the top seems to remain thin.
Eye Color: Blue
Daily Routine: Eat, Play, Sleep, Change Diaper, Eat, Play, Sleep, Change Diaper . . .
Eating: Since talking to the pediatrician she thinks we should start weaning from the bottle and switching over to milk from a sippy cup. (I’m just very leary of that because she is only 9 months adjusted.) We are trying to offer her water in a sippy cup every chance we can get but she doesn’t want it or will take a sip and be done with it. For lunch and dinner we will try to give her all table food and supplement with what we think she needs from formula, until she gets better at table food. That’s the game plan for now. Once we are done with vitamins and fluoride bottle we will be done with them. She loves ice cream. That’s one way we can get milk in her and the doctor even wrote ice cream as a source of milk. We couldn’t believe they would even write that down on paper. The one night we had ice cream and I wasn’t feeding it fast enough to her and she was grunting and pulling at my arm. We will be setting set eating times for her so I think we will just letting her sleep until she wakes up for her breakfast.
Sleeping: We are back to her normal for sleeping she will put herself to sleep if she is tired and isn’t crawling all over the crib. She soothes herself by sucking on her 3 middle fingers and turning on her side. She goes to bed between 8-9 pm, or when she starts acting tired.
Bathing: Loves playing in the tub. She really splashes in the water with her hands and grabs at toys and plays with them. She tried standing up in the tub which we aren’t a fan of. I do have a non slip mat down for her but she isn’t a pro yet at pulling up and its slippery.
Teething: 1 year old and no teeth.
Crying/Fussing: She lets out 1 cry when you lay her down on her changing table, I think its because she doesn’t want to take time out of her busy day to change her diaper, clothes etc.
Health: We had her 1 year well baby checkup 4/22 with Dr. Brenda Singal. Her weight was 16 lb. 13 oz. 9th percentile for her actual age and 25th percentile for her adjusted age. Her length was 28 in. 13th percentile for her actual age and 63th percentile for her adjusted age. Her head circumference was 44 cm. 25th percentile for actual age and 52nd percentile for adjusted age. She said to finish the bottle of fluoride and vitamins then we would be done. She has eczema (the rash I talked about during the winter) and what we thought was cradle cap coming back is eczema too. The dr. also said we need to get her off the bottle and using a sippy cup. And we told her she doesn’t like a sippy cup, she seemed to think that was very strange and she told us to talk to EI and ask about a feeding therapist. She said to start giving her milk she recommended 1% or 2% but said we could give her whole milk since she is so small. In my mind she just started feeding herself and holding her own bottle, it will take time on Paige’s time not ours. I’m not worried yet, we will strongly encourage her to use a sippy cup but won’t push it yet. She got 2 shots from the nurse.
Social: Attended her 1st birthday party I think she had a good time! She was Ok being passed between people, when it was time to eat cake, she was dancing in her seat when we sang to her. She put her fingers in the icing but then wanted it off her fingers and tried to wipe it off onto the high chair tray. Then daddy started picking on her and she started to cry. After she took a quick bath we opened up gifts. She did very well the whole day and did better than I expected! She was soo tired she fell asleep on Mammaw’s shoulder which she has NEVER done before, while we cleaned up. Mommy took off work on Monday after the doctor’s appointment we went to Target to buy her a birthday gift and use a gift card then we went to Toys R Us to use a gift card she received. We picked up a slew of sippy cups to try, with hope she likes one of them. We had a nice day playing and getting our house back in order from the weekend 4/22, Grandma & Pappy came up for dinner 4/23, We visited the NICU for her birthday we also picked up our shirts for the March of Dimes walk on Sunday and we dropped off cupcakes as a Thank You for taking such good care of our little one! Her 2 favorite nurses were working Joanne and Nancy. We also saw Dr. Goodstein, Emily, Tara, Robin, Beth, Kelly, Jean, and Tina. I hope I got everyone. We haven’t seen Nancy since we have been discharged. It was so good to see her again, but it was busy in there so we didn’t get much time with her 4/24.
Likes: Being mobile, Dancing, Pulling up, Ice Cream, All her toys, Musical Jungle, Activity table, singing puppy, Sit to stand walker, Waving, Clapping, playing peek-a-boo, Swinging, Our cell phones, I Pad, the remote control for the TV (we gave her one of our old remotes and she loves it, she thinks she has something she shouldn’t), The keyboard (we gave her one of our old keyboards she loves all the buttons and keys) Books and turning pages, Chase’s toys and trying to crawl after him, Emptying pocketbooks or toy box, Playing in the dog bowls and throwing food into the water bowl and putting her hands in the water bowel and splashing.
Dislikes: Initially laying down on the changing table and sippy cups.
Early Intervention: Jess came on Wed. April 24th, Jess arrived and said “hi” to Paige and Paige waved back with her fingers instead of a salute. Tom & I looked at each other and said she wasn’t doing that yesterday. We discussed a feeding therapist and her sippy cup issue. Jess says she’s doesn’t quality for a feeding therapist just because she won’t use a sippy cup. She said to try a very small juice box and try using a straw instead of sippy cup. It’s only a small amount we can control what goes in her mouth until she figures our sucking from a straw. Paige was very busy during therapy going from one toy to the next but she wouldn’t show Jess she was pulling up. She really tried cruising around her activity cube. Next Appt. 5/1
Play Time: Paige has begun to pull to stand this week. Paige is crawling and fast and efficient. She can crawl on the hard wood floor now. She loves sitting on her knees playing with her toys. When she actually sits, she will leave her one leg straight out and the other will be bent behind her so she is ready at any minute to start crawling. It looks like a split. She can take steps if you hold her hands. She really likes anything that’s in front of her. She has a love for paper and plays with it until it’s so crinkled and destroyed. She loves anything she can get her hands on. She loves emptying out pocketbooks and her toy box. Her face lights up when she smiles. She is becoming more vocal. She is babbling at random times to herself or to us. We have heard da da da a couple times, but not directly to Tom yet. She is ticklish especially at her thighs, belly, feet and chest, starting to enjoy being tickled. When you read to her she will turn the pages and loves looking at books by herself. She claps all the time. Paige will put her arms up for “so big”, and playing peek-a-boo with us with a blanket. She knows her name. She has mastered the one finger isolation. She tries to unlock our phones with one finger and swipe the screen with one finger or thumb. She uses her pointer finger and scratches at things. She has started going forward in her walker more often but likes to go backwards more often. She likes turning the light switch on and off. She is playing more independently and quite content as long as she can see us still in the room. She reaches for whomever she wants. She loves swinging and being outside. Whenever she hears someone say hi she will wave and once she starts she won’t stop waving. We bought her an activity cube for her birthday and the one side you put a letter in the cube and it will tell you what letter it is. She saw us putting the letters in the slot and she keeps trying to do and gets pretty close to doing it herself. She has started throwing things this week. On her jungle gym she will pick up a ball and put it in the hole. When it goes down the slide she waits and watches to see what side it will come out on. Whenever any kind of music comes on, (toy, commercial, TV show, singing) she has to stop what she is doing and dance, she shimmies her shoulders and moves her hips and butt. She was some moves, daddy better watch out. Her new favorite thing is too make an O with her lips, it’s so funny 4/25.
Talking: Lots of babbling and constant sounds. Friday morning, she woke up and I gave her a bottle of milk while watching the baby first TV so I could get ready for work. It was the end of the segment and they said bye-bye while the show was fading out and it was a black screen and I look over at her and she says “Ba” and lifts her hand and waves. It was soo cute! I knew she figure out waving meant hi, but not bye.
Milestone: Waving 4/24
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