4 month well child appointment (one week early)

Miss Finley

We had our 4 month well baby check today and got a DTP vaccine and her Synagis vaccine.  Her pediatrician is very happy with how well she is doing developmentally as she is already doing most of the 4 month items and even some 5 month things. I keep hearing “if I didn’t know already what she had been through, I just wouldn’t believe it.” How that makes my heart burst. She weighed in at 12lbs, 12.5 ounces and 24 3/4 in long.  She is just a little bit below 50% for weight and solidly in the 50% percentile for height and head. The Dr is happy with her growth. I feel like we won the lottery that she is doing so amazingly well.

It feels like we left the NICU a lifetime ago even though it only has been about 2 months. After the appointment, I was thinking about the day the doctor was trying to tell me we were running out of options if she didn’t respond to the Viagra and how ECMO might be off the table soon and how he was trying to tell me that things didn’t look great and look at where we are now. I am so thankful. Is rejoiceful a word? 🙂

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!


6 thoughts on “4 month well child appointment (one week early)”

  1. I continue to follow your blog since I found it in June. Finley is beautiful and amazing. I’m so glad she is doing so well. Your blog gave me hope and continues to do so. My grandaughter, Gwenivere, was born Sept 29, 2010 with left sided CDH and a VSD (small hole in her heart). She had surgery at 8 days old and came home after 34 days in the NICU at LA Childrens hospital. She came home on oxygen and was taken off it last week. She continues to thrive and amaze us all. She is following in Finley’s footsteps 🙂

  2. REJOICE-FULL is most definitely a word that describes how you must be feeling. Thank you so much for continuing to keep your blog updated with words and photos.
    May God continue to bless you and have a very Merry Christmas!

    JP (Esther S’s aunt)

  3. Liz,
    That picture is just darling. Miss Finley is amazing and I think rejoiceful is definitely a word (even though the spell checker is underlining it:)…I feel it too when I look at my little guy!

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